UCT wins three awards in a first at international congress

07 November 2014

UCT excelled at the 27th International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC), taking three of ten Young Author Awards - awarded for the most outstanding papers presented, where the main author is under 35 years.

"This had never happened before at an IMPC, that one university received three out of the ten Young Author Awards," said Emeritus Professor Cyril O'Connor, the chair of the IMPC Council. The awards went to Margreth Tadie (PhD student, right), Lucy van de Ruit, (MSc student, left), and Dr Lawrence Bbosa (senior lecturer, middle), all from the Centre for Minerals Research in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Director of the Centre for Minerals Research, Professor Dave Deglon commented, "This is an exceptional outcome for three young authors out of ten to come from the same institution and, in this case, from the same research centre. The IMPC is the premier world conference in minerals processing and delegates attend from hundreds of research institutions around the world."

The congress was held in Santiago, Chile in October, and the Department of Chemical Engineering was well represented with 14 delegates attending.

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