The Eighth Jordan International Chemical Engineering Conference

Keynote Speakers

Prof. David Dreisinger
Affiliation : University of British Columbia
Lecture : New Developments in the Hydrometallurgical Recovery of Base, Precious and Rare Metals
Title : Professor

Prof. David completed his B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering at Queen’s University at Kingston.  Since 1984, David has worked at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Since 1992, David has held the position of Chair, Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy (20 current sponsors). Technical short courses are offered annually to sponsors. David has delivered, with co-workers, over 300 industry-based courses on a wide range of hydrometallurgy topics.  David has researched widely and together with students and coworkers has published over 300 papers and been granted 21 US patents.

David has worked closely with industry to commercialize technology.  Developments in copper include the Mount Gordon Process, the Sepon Copper Process and the Boleo Process.  David is currently working on commercialization of the PLATSOL Process, the SALT process and the Search Minerals Rare Earth Extraction Process.

David has been very active in support of professional society affairs (CIM, TMS, SME) and especially involved in the organization of technical conferences. David has edited or co-edited 10 conference volumes.  David has received a number of professional awards including the Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award (METSOC), the EPD Science Award (TMS), the Wadsworth Award (TMS) and the INCO Medal (CIM).  David is a Fellow of CIM and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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