Bernhard Dold

Chief Technology officer at Cerro de Pasco Resources

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold has more than 25 years of experience in environmental mine waste management/acid mine drainage and sustainable mining around the world, but with special emphasis on Peru and Chile. He is Guest Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Lima, Peru and was Chair Professor in Applied Geochemistry until 04/2020 at the Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden. He is also President of SUMIRCO (Sustainable Mining Research & Consultancy.EIRL), Chile. He taught and investigated at the University of Chile and University of Concepción, Chile, University of Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland, University of Waterloo, Canada, and at the International University of Andalucia (UNIA), Huelva, Spain. He received his Diploma degree in geology (Dipl. Geol.) from the University of Bremen, Germany and his Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research and consultant work focus on biogeochemical and hydrogeological processes controlling element cycles in ground- and surface waters, soils, industrial waste environments, bioleaching operations, ore formation. In 2004 he started together with 3 Master students the first scientific investigation of acid mine drainage formation at Cerro de Pasco. He believes that resource efficiency is the key to sustainability in the mining process. Now, as Chief Technology Officer, the application of this knowledge to increase the resource efficiency at Cerro de Pasco to build up a more sustainable mining operation is his vision.


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  • Chief Technology officer

    July, 2020 - present

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