Thursday, 5 December 2013

Australian Academics inaugurated into Mining Hall of Fame

We were pleased to see that two old friends of MEI have been inaugurated into International Mining's "Mining Hall of Fame" (MEI Online).
MEI has long had strong links with Australia's prestigious JKMRC (posting of 17th September 2010), two of our conference consultants being affiliated to the JKMRC. The Centre was founded in 1970 within the University of Queensland by Prof. Alban Lynch, who is inducted into the Hall of Fame for his contribution to comminution. I first met Alban in 1986 when he presented a keynote lecture at the NATO ASI in Falmouth (posting of 12th September 2009). In 2010 he was a recipient of the IMPC's Lifetime Achievement Award (posting of 8th September 2010).

Alban Lynch (2nd right) receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brisbane IMPC

Someone who surely must one day be a recipient of the IMPC Award is Prof. Graeme Jameson, of the University of Newcastle, Australia, who is inaugurated into the Hall of Fame for his contribution to concentration, significantly for his invention of the flotation cell which bears his name. Due to family circumstances Graeme had to withdraw from last month's Flotation '13, but had attended and presented papers at all the other 5 conferences in the series.

Graeme Jameson (left ) at Flotation '09 with others who have attended all conferences in the series

Congratulations Alban and Graeme. I hope that you will be able to travel to Salt Lake City in February to receive your awards.

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