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:: Dr. Osvaldo A. Bascur Selected for the Antoine M. Gaudin Award


The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is pleased to announce Dr. Osvaldo A. Bascur's selection as the recipient of the 2013 SME/AIME Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division's (MPD) Antoine M. Gaudin Award.

Dr. Bascur is Global Metals and Mining Industry Principal with OSIsoft, LLC, USA.

Established in 1975, the Gaudin Award recognizes distinguished achievement in scientific and engineering contributions that further understanding of technology of mineral processing. The selection acknowledges Dr. Bascur's outstanding contributions in mathematical modeling and management of process information in the mineral processing industry. Award presentation will take place during the SME Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, Feb. 23-26, 2014.

Dr. Bascur is a 1976 graduate of the Universidad de Concepción, Chile, with dual degrees in chemical engineering and metallurgical engineering. In 1982, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Utah College of Mines. He has worked with major corporations worldwide during his career.

When notified of the award, Dr. Bascur commented, "I am honored and humbled. This is a prestigious award made possible only by the hard, quality work of the people that have surrounded me. I am a believer in people and the application of science and technologies in innovative ways for sustainable processing of earth resources for humanity. This vision would not be feasible without my mentors, associates, customers and friends. I am deeply grateful."




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