|Profs. Rao and Lynch reunited in Brisbane|
Saturday, 5 November 2016
A great photo below of a great team, reunited in Brisbane after many years. The names Tadimety Chakrapani (TC) Rao (posting of 16th July 2014) and Alban Lynch (posting of 11th August 2014)were synonymous in the late 1960s with the development of mathematical models of mineral processing systems.
Prof. Rao obtained his Ph.D degree, under the guidance of Prof. Lynch in 1965, working on the characteristics of hydrocyclones. They published their work on hydrocyclones in a number of seminal papers, and the models are still valid today, being used in many hydrocyclone manufacturers' performance curves. TC attributes their on-going validity to their simplicity, involving parameters which can be easily measured, such as vortex finder diameter, spigot diameter, and can therefore be confidently accepted by operators.
T.C. Rao was the first international PhD student of mining engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ) and on October 19th UQ held its annual Courting the Greats Ceremony which recognises significant achievements by graduates. Prof. Rao, who started his life at UQ by residing at Emmanuel College, was recognised as the UQ International Alumnus of the year (full story on MEI Online).
Congratulations TC, great news of two great mineral processors.