Monday, 11 November 2019

2018 MEI Award to Zhiyong Gao

It was a great pleasure this morning to present the 2018 MEI Young Person's Award to a very worthy winner, Dr. Zhiyong Gao, an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Minerals Engineering, School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering at Central South University (CSU) in Hunan, China. Earlier this year Zhiyong was promoted to Vice-Dean of the School of Mineral Processing and Bioengineering at CSU making him the youngest Vice-Dean, at 34 years of age, among the 30 schools at CSU.
The CSU is one of the top 20 universities in China and is very well represented at Flotation '19. Mineral processing at CSU is ranked #1 among about 40 universities that offer the discipline of mineral processing in the nation. It was recently ranked #1 in the world, according to the 2019 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (Mining & Mineral Engineering). Zhiyong is the youngest PhD supervisor in the field of mineral processing in China.
The glowing citation for Zhiyong is very long, and is published in full online. Zhiyong was nominated by Prof. John Ralston, today's keynote speaker, Prof. Cyril O'Connor, Chairman of the IMPC, and his head of department at CSU, Prof. Yuehua Hu
Zhiyong with Cyril O'Connor, Barry Wills and John Ralston
Congratulations Zhiyong from all at MEI


  1. Congratulations Dr.Zhiyong Gao and wish you many more laurels.
    Good to note so many mineral engineers are coming out and future looks very promising to our profession.
    MEI, pl keep encouraging these budding scientists and engineers;Mineral Engineering is the vital link in the chain of "mine to metal"

  2. Congratulations,Zhiyong. Well deserved!


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