We are very happy to announce the following keynote speaker for the 6th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering (MMME'19):
Colorado School of Mines, USA
University of Barcelona, Spain
Institute of Materials Science and Technology, Austria
Dr. Corby G. Anderson
Dr. Corby G. Anderson is a registered engineer with 39 years of global experience in industrial operations, management, engineering, design, consulting, teaching, research and professional service. He is a native of Butte, America. His career includes positions with Morton Thiokol, 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 12 international patents and 5 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 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 and 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.
Topic of Keynote: The Selective Separation and Stabilization of Arsenic From Primary and Secondary SourcesKeynote Abstract
Dr. Pura Alfonso
Pura Alfonso is doctor in Geology from the University of Barcelona. She is associate professor in The Department of Mining, Industrial and ICT Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Director of the Museum of Geology Valentí Masachs of this university. Her research interests are mainly in areas of geochemistry, environmental engineering and mineral processing and, with special emphasis on process mineralogy. She has a wealth experience in research of critical materials, specially indium and tantalum. She participated in the Optimore European project (Increasing yield on Tungsten and Tantalum ore production). She is editorial board of member of the journal Minerals and editor of two special issues, one on process mineralogy of critical materials and the other about Mineral Liberation. She is coauthor of more than 60 papers in scientific journals listed in the scientific Citation index ranking.
Topic of Keynote: Valorization of Mining Wastes as Raw Materials to the Production of Glasses and Glass-CeramicsKeynote Abstract
Dr. Vincent Moraes
Vincent Moraes currently holds a University position at the Department of Material Science and Technology at the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, TU Wien. After finishing his BSc Degree in technical chemistry (focusing on cathode materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells), he completed his Master of Science in Materials Technology and Materials Analytics in 2015 (focusing on thermal conductivity of ceramic thin films). Within the framework of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Application Oriented Coating Development, he received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with the thesis entitled “Ab initio guided design of boride-based coatings” in 2018. Therefore, he was awarded with the Gold Medal Student Award at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films in San Diego. Since spring 2019 he is intensifying his knowledge on different Ion-beam based material characterization techniques at the Tandem Laboratories located at Uppsala University, Sweden. His research concentrates on ceramic thin film materials including their synthesis accompanied by technological aspects as well as their characterization. He focuses on phase stability and mechanical properties by combining computational methods (ab initio methods - density functional theory) with experimental approaches.
Topic of Keynote: Transition Metal Diborides: Combining Computational And Experimental Materials ScienceKeynote Abstract
May 24, 2019
Final Extended Paper Submission Deadline