Transforming the Mining Value Chain

A Busy Month of Conferences

A busy month of conferences attended by TMVC staff and students has just come to an end, with much interesting research being shared, beneficial networking conducted and prizes being awarded.

GeoMet2016 in Perth, Australia (15th-16th June) was first up for the month, with TMVC representation by postdoctoral researcher Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox, and PhD students Angela Escolme, Cassady Harraden and Laura Jackson. All three students gave presentations, and Anita chaired the Environment Session on the second day of the conference. At the conclusion of the conference Angela and Cassady (co-recipients) were presented with the award for Best Presentation, with Laura being runner up. Photos from the conference can be viewed on the AusIMM flickr account

Next up in Switzerland (19th-24th June), the Gordon Research Conference on the Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, vice-chaired by TMVC Director Professor David Cooke. Presentations from TMVC delegates included posters from Dr Lejun Zhang, and PhD students Angela Escolme, Stephanie Sykora and Jennifer Thompson. Other attendees included Professor Bruce Gemmell, CODES PhD students Jing Chen and Rachel Harrison, and CODES alumni Tim Ireland and Andrew Wurst. 

GeoMet'16 Best Presentation WinnersGordon Conference Attendees

from left to right: Best Presentation (GeoMet 2016) co-recipients, Cassady Harraden and Angela Escolme; TMVC,CODES & CODES Alumni attendees in Switzerland for the Gordon Conference.


Concurrently, Biohydrometallurgy '16 (20th-22nd June) and Sustainable Minerals '16 (23rd-24th June) were held in Cornwall, UK and attended by Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox. Anita presented at both conferences, and co-chaired a session at Biohydrometallurgy '16. Photos from the conferences can be viewed at the following links: Biohydrometallurgy '16; Sustainable Minerals '16

Closing out the month was Goldschmidt, this year held in Yokohama, Japan (26th June-1st July), TMVC attendees were Professor Leonid Danyushevsky and Dr Matthew Cracknell, with additional CODES attendance by Dr Peter McGoldrick and PhD student Indrani Mukherjee.

Images courtesy of David Cooke and PhD student Cassady Harraden