30 June 2017: Two of CRC ORE’s Board Members have been recognised for excellence in their chosen fields in recent months. Dr Sue Keay has just been named one of Australia’s first Superstars of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This follows news that Joe Pease has been recognised in two prestigious mining industry awards. Also in recent months, CRC ORE was awarded a high commendation for an “exceptional paper demonstrating excellence” in the CEEC Medal 2017 round.
This article was published in CRC ORE News - June 2017
|Dr Sue Keay has just been named one of Australia’s first Superstars of STEM.|
Superstars of science, technology, engineering and mathematics named
CRC ORE congratulates Board Member Dr Sue Keay who has just been named one of Australia’s first Superstars of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
An initiative of Australia’s peak science and technology body, Science & Technology Australia (STA), Sue was one of just 30 female scientists and technologists from across Australia to be selected for this honour. The Superstars will be helping to drive the conversation around science and inspiring others to consider a career in STEM. The award also gives candidates access to special training on using social media, TV, radio and public speaking opportunities to carve out a more diverse face for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
|Institute Medal being presented to Joe Pease by AusIMM President, Colin Moorhead. Photo supplied by AusIMM.|
AusIMM: The Institute Medal
On Saturday 8 April 2017 at the AusIMM Annual Awards Dinner in Newcastle, NSW, Joe Pease was presented with the prestigious Institute Medal. First awarded in 1935, AusIMM describes the Institute Medal as amongst its highest honours.
AusIMM said Joe has been recognised for the distinguished award for his decades of contribution and leadership to the minerals industry.
|CRC ORE congratulates Joe Pease and Dr Bill Johnson on their recent induction to the International Mining Hall of Fame.|
International Mining: Hall of Fame
Earlier in the year, Joe was recognised for another great honour on the other side of the globe. At a gala awards dinner in Denver on 20 February, during the SME Conference week, Joe was inducted into the International Mining Hall of Fame, together with comminution colleague Dr Bill Johnson. They were recognised for this award in the comminution category.
International Mining said that they had been impressed by Joe and Bill’s contribution to the industry, which among other achievements, had led the development of the IsaMill and the application of ultrafine grinding and flotation to the minerals industry.
CRC ORE commended in CEEC Medal Awards
CEEC has awarded CRC ORE a high commendation for an “exceptional paper demonstrating excellence” in the CEEC Medal 2017 round. The CEEC Medal is a prestigious annual award for the most outstanding published works profiling beneficial strategies for eco-efficient comminution.
In the operations category, C Carrasco, L Keeney, T J Napier-Munn and P Bode were recognised for a paper entitled “Unlocking additional value by optimising comminution strategies to process Grade Engineering® streams”, which was published in Minerals Engineering journal earlier this year.
CEEC said the commendation recognises the important work being undertaken at CRC ORE. “It is a testament to the quality and strength of research and operational advances in this exciting area of our industry,” said Alison Keogh, CEO of CEEC.
CRC ORE would like to congratulate the overall winners of the 2017 CEEC Medals:
- Technical Research Category Winner: Fengnian (Frank) Shi, Weiran Zuo and Emmy Manlapig for their paper titled “Pre-concentration of copper ores by high voltage pulses. Part 2: Opportunities and challenges”, published by Minerals Engineering in 2015.
- Operations Category Winner: Aidan Giblett and Steven Hart for their paper titled “Grinding Circuit Practices at Newmont”, presented at the AusIMM’s Mill Operators Conference in 2016.