August 18-21, 2019 | Vancouver Convention Center
Contact Us: metsoc@cim.org
August 18-21, 2019 | Vancouver Convention Center
Contact Us: metsoc@cim.org

Technical Committee

Technical
Program
Chair
Ahmad Ghahreman
(METSOC)
Assistant Professor,
Hydrometallurgy and Environment
The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining
Queen’s University

Symposium: Plenary Lectures
Representatives Affiliation
Joël Kapusta (METSOC) Director, Technology – Pyrometallurgy BBA, Canada
Enrique Miranda (IIMCH) Gerente Instituto Ingenieros de Minas de Chile, Chile
Susumu Okabe (MMIJ) Corporate Adviser, Japan
Jürgen Zuchowski CEO at GDMB
Gerardo Alvear (TMS) Corporate Director of Research Development and Innovation, AURUBIS AG, Germany
Scot Sandoval (SME) Manager Metallurgical Research Freeport-McMoRan Mining Company, USA
Rodney T. Jones (SAIMM) Senior Technical Specialist, Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek, South Africa
Jia Mingxing (贾明星) (NFSOC) President of NFSOC, China

 

Symposium: Economics, Markets, and Historical Perspectives
Representatives Affiliation
Joël Kapusta (METSOC) Director, Technology – Pyrometallurgy BBA, Canada
Enrique Miranda (IIMCH) Gerente Instituto Ingenieros de Minas de Chile, Chile
Susumu Okabe (MMIJ) Corporate Adviser, Japan
Randolph Kirchain and Mark E. Schlesinger (TMS) Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
J. Brent Hiskey (SME) Professor Mining and Geological Engineering and Cimetta Endowed Chair College of Engineering, The University of Arizona, USA
Rodney T. Jones (SAIMM) Senior Technical Specialist, Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek, South Africa
Liu Cheng (刘诚) (NFSOC) Chief Engineer China ENFI Engineering Corporation, China

 

Symposium: Mineral Processing
Representatives Affiliation
Erin Bobicki (METSOC) Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Willy Kracht and Jorge Ipinza (IIMCH) Professor, University of Chile, Chile
Yuanbo Zhang and Alafara A. Baba (TMS) Professor, Central South University, China
Masoud Garshasb (SME) Manager, Commercial Assay and Quality Control Freeport-McMoRan Sales Company, USA
Michael Valenta (SAIMM) Managing Director, Metallicon Process Consulting (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Sun Wei (孙伟) (NFSOC) Professor, Central South University, China

 

Pyrometallurgy(The Phillip Mackey Symposium)
Representatives Affiliation
Tony Warner (METSOC) Director Metallurgy, M & M Americas, Canada
Ricardo Bassa and German Richter (IIMCH) Codelco, Chile
Markus A. Reuter (GDMB) Professor, Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für, Germany
Dean Gregurek (TMS) Research Associate, RHI Magnesita, Austria
Rodney T. Jones (SAIMM) Senior Technical Specialist, Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek, South Africa
Li Bing (NFSOC) Professor, Secretary general of China Heavy Nonferrous Metal Academic Committee, China

 

Symposium: Hydrometallurgy Including In-Situ Leaching
Representatives Affiliation
Ghazaleh Nazari (METSOC) Director of Technology, II-VI Incorporated
Jorge Ipinza (IIMCH) UTFSM
Eric Becker (GDMB) Aurubis AG
Brent Hiskey (TMS) University of Arizona, USA
Cristian Caro and Michael L. Free (SME) Manager Metallurgical Modelling, Freeport-McMoRan Mining Company, USA
Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, USA
Dr. Kathryn C. Sole (SAIMM) Consulting Hydrometallurgist, South Africa
Xie Feng (谢锋) (NFSOC) Professor School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University, China
Symposium: Electrowinning and Electrorefining
Representatives Affiliation
Georges Houlachi (METSOC) IREQ, Canada
Michael Moats (TMS) Missouri S&T, USA
Rodrigo Abel (IIMCH) Codelco-Ventanas
Ulf Meyer (GDMB) Aurubis AG
Michael L. Free and J. Brent Hiskey (SME) Professor, University of Utah, USA;
Professor, The University of Arizona, USA
Dr. Kathryn C. Sole (SAIMM) Kathryn C. Sole (PrEng, PhD, FSAIMM)
Consulting Hydrometallurgist, South Africa
Liu Zhihong (刘志宏) (NFSOC) Professor, Hydrometallurgy, School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University, China
Symposium: Sustainable Development, Environmental Control, Recycling and Waste Management
Representatives Affiliation
Roki Fukuzawa (METSOC) Hatch, Canada
Willy Kracht (IIMCH) Professor, University of Chile, Chile
Josef Pesl (GDMB) Montanwerke Brixlegg
Mingming Zhang (TMS) ArcelorMittal
Jaeheon Lee (SME) Associate Professor, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, USA
Guo Xueyi (郭学益) (NFSOC) Professor, Vice-President, Central South University, China
Symposium: Process Control, Optimization, and Instrumentation
Representatives Affiliation
Carole Prévost and Marc Tardif (METSOC) BBA, Canada
Roberto Parra and Daniel Sbarbaro (IIMCH) Professor, University of Conception, Chile
Andreas Filzwieser (GDMB) METTOP GmbH
Zhang Ting’an (张廷安) (NFSOC) Professor, School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University, China
Symposium: Downstream Fabrication and Applications
Representatives Affiliation
Mi Xujun (米绪军) (NFSOC) Mi Xujun, General Manager, GRIMAT Engineering Institute Co., Ltd., China
Hans-Achim Kuhn (GDMB) Wieland Werke AG
(METSOC) Will not be represented for this symposium
(IIMCH) Will not be represented for this symposium.
Mark E. Schlesinger (TMS) Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
(SME) Will not be represented for this symposium
(SAIMM) Will not be represented for this symposium.
Symposium: Health and Safety in Operations
Representatives Affiliation
Drew Borcherding and Scot Sandoval (SME) Manager Health and Safety, Freeport-McMoRan Safford, Inc., USA;
Manager Metallurgical Research, Freeport-McMoRan Mining Company, USA
Chai Liyuan (柴立元) (NFSOC) Professor, Director, School of Metallurgy and Environment, Central South University, China

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Important Dates

Mark your calendar and plan ahead
Call for Abstracts Deadline November 30, 2018
Author Paper due for review March 1, 2019
Registration and Housing opens April 15, 2019
Author Registration Deadline May 15, 2019