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Innovation In Mineral Processing And Extractive Metallurgy

Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:00pm-7:15pm MST
Event format: 
Virtual / Online
Posted by Laura Moes

TOPIC: Innovation in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

SPEAKER: Dr. Corby G. Anderson,  Harrison Western Professor, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy - Assistant Director, Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling - CSM Director, Mining Engineering Department & George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

DATE: Thursday, November 12, 2020

TIME: 6:00 Career Discussion    

              6:15-7:15 Presentation and Q&A

LOCATION: Online Webex Meeting

COST: Free, Registration required below

ABSTRACT: This presentation will outline the history and impact of Innovations in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. In some key developments, entirely new industries were created and propelled by this sector of innovation. Hence, brief case studies of the development and implementation of key technologies such as flotation, cyanidation, aluminum production, the Rare Earths, copper electrorefining and copper solvent extraction will be presented. Current opportunities and challenges will also be elucidated.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Corby G. Anderson is a licensed professional engineer with over 40 years of global experience in industrial operations, corporate level management, engineering, design, consulting, teaching, research and professional service. He is a native of Butte, America. His career includes positions with Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Key Tronic Corporation, Sunshine Mining and Refining Company, H. A. Simons Ltd. and at CAMP-Montana Tech. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and an MSc from Montana Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and PhD from the University of Idaho in Mining Engineering - Metallurgy. He is a Fellow of both the Institution of Chemical Engineers and of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He shares 14 international patents and 4 new patent applications covering several innovative technologies, 2 of which were successfully reduced to industrial practice. He currently serves as the Harrison Western Professor in the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy as part of the Mining Engineering Department and the George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. In 2009 he was honored by the Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration with the Milton E. Wadsworth Extractive Metallurgy Award for his contributions in hydrometallurgical research. In 2015 he was awarded the International Precious Metals Institute’s Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2016 he received the Distinguished Member Award from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, the Outstanding Faculty Award from the George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines and also became a Distinguished Member of the U of Idaho Academy of Engineering. In 2017 he received the EPD Distinguished Lecturer Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. In 2019 he was named as a Henry Krumb Distinguished SME Lecturer. In 2019 he was also appointed as a Visiting Faculty within the Minerals Engineering Department of Central South University in China, the largest program of Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy in the world.

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