Symposia

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

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Integration for Better Outcomes

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Light Metal in Transportation

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Pressure Hydrometallurgy

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Mineral Processing Fundamentals

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Sustainability in Pyrometallurgy

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Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Objective

  • Welding and joining
  • Laser and laser-assisted materials processing
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Injection molding
  • Spark plasma sintering
  • Hot isostatic pressing
  • Other advanced materials manufacturing and processing technologies

Intended Audience

Metallic materials, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, laser processing.

Organizers

Chair: Yu Zou, University of Toronto

Integration for Better Outcomes

Objective

The purpose of this symposium is to create a multidisciplinary forum, bringing together experts and researchers in the fields of mining, mineral processing, metallurgy, and materials with a common interest in sustainability. Topics of interest include: Lifecycle issues and challenges with low carbon technologies (i.e., EV batteries); Challenges with the green transition (i.e., hydrogen economy); Geopolitical issues and regional strategies (i.e., smelting and refining in Europe); Lessons learned / success stories from other industries with respect to integration (i.e., renewable energy integration).

Intended Audience

  • Academics
  • Industry
  • Consultants
  • Government

Organizers


Co-chairs: Brittany MacKinnon, Hatch
and Chris Pickles, Queen’s University

Margarete Kalin, Boojum Research Inc.
Laurie Reemeyer, Resourceful Pathways
Lorena Tere, Apple

Light Metal in Transportation: Next-Generation Mobility

Objective

The symposium focuses on recent advances in the science and technologies associated with light metals, in particular, but not limited to aluminium, magnesium and titanium, for all types of transportation (ground, air, water, etc.) including traditional and emerging propulsion (electric, hybrid, fuel-cell, etc.) methods. The symposium intends to bring together fundamental and applied research knowledge in the context of the growing global need for greener materials and resources and for advanced technologies in the primary production, processing and characterization of lightweight materials.

Possible subjects to be covered:
1. Light Metals Primary Production and Processing
2. Light Metals Alloy Development
3. Progress in Manufacturing of Light Metals and Product Performance
4. Modeling of Materials and Processing of Light Metals
5. Design Optimization for Performance and Lightweight Components
6. Material Characterization
7. Joining, Coatings, Finishing, Corrosion, Recycling and Environmental Aspects of Light Metals

Intended Audience

Light metals production and development, for transportation; industry; academia, government, or private labs.

Organizers

Chair: Abdallah Elsayed, University of Guelph
Carsten Siemers, TU Braunschweig
Mihaiela Isac, McGill University

Derek Kerfoot Memorial Pressure Hydrometallurgy Symposium

Objective

Disseminate the latest academic research, operational knowledge, and best practices associated with pressure hydrometallurgy.

Intended Audience

Academics researching pressure hydrometallurgy; industry practicing it (e.g. gold, nickel)

Organizers

Chair: Brad Hewitt, Hatch Ltd.
Shafiq Alam, University of Saskatchewan
James Brown, SGS Canada
Jim Dennett, Sherritt Metals
Dimitrios Filippou, Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium

Mineral Processing Fundamentals

Objective

To address challenges and share technical advances in mineralogical characterization and mineral processing of critical minerals, including the concentration of critical minerals from secondary (recycled) sources. The characterization and concentration of critical minerals from primary and secondary resources.

Intended Audience

Academic, mining industry, recycling industry

Organizers

Chair: Charlotte Gibson, Queen’s University
Adam Jordens, Taskeo
Jean-Francois Boulanger, Université UQAT
Ben Yu, National Research Council Canada
Dominique Lascelles, SGS
Paulo Gamez,
New Gold Inc.
Hakan Tunc,
BBA

Wasmund Memorial Symposium of Sustainability in Pyrometallurgy

This symposium is held in honor of the late Dr. Bert Wasmund for his lifelong contribution to the design and implementation of novel technologies, toward more sustainable pyrometallurgy.

Objective

The symposium covers all efforts related to improving sustainability of pyrometallurgical operations, including fuel consumption optimization and energy-efficient technologies, with an emphasis on Waste Management, Recycling, Circular Economy, Environmental Considerations and Carbon footprint.

Topics that directly or indirectly contribute to sustainable extraction of metals such as innovative processes, technological developments, alternative additives/reagents, alternative renewable energy sources, and predictive maintenance are welcomed.

Proposed Sessions
· Recycling and Circular Economy
· Environmental Sustainability and Carbon Footprint
· Waste Management

Intended Audience

Industry, academia and governmental organization from all sectors of the pyrometallurgical industry, including iron and steel, ferroalloys, and non-ferrous metal production.

Organizers

Chair: Sina Mostaghel, SNC-Lavalin
Elmira Moosavi, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
Gerardo Alvear, Rio Tinto
Nagendra Tripathy, Rio Tinto
Afshin Sadri, Hatch
Terry Koehler, Hatch