Last week I travelled to Windhoek in Namibia to look at possible venues for Biohydrometallurgy '18 and Sustainable Minerals '18. I'm pleased to say that I found more than one possibility and will be announcing the dates and venue for these events in the near future.
Whilst there, I met up with Associate Professor Harmony Musiyarira, Head of the Department of Mining and Process Engineering (DMPE) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), and Professor Jonas Addai-Mensah, formerly a Professor and Associate Director at the WARK Institute, University of South Australia, now working at NUST.
|Harmony Musiyarira, Amanda Wills & Jonas Addai-Mensah|
|Geological Lapping Machine|
|Harmony and Jonas pose next to the|
new column flotation cell
|The brand new, state-of the-art auditorium|
There are plans to expand the academic and support staff too, and a new undergraduate strand in Chemical Engineering is to be introduced in 2017, incorporated within the Process Engineering of DMPE.
Once we decide on a venue for MEI Conferences in Namibia, I am looking forward to working together with the DMPE at NUST to bring the world to Namibia - a country with huge potential.