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MEI Online: People News: North America: February 9th 2018


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:: Interview with Dr. Dreisinger: New Frontiers in Hydrometallurgy


I am A. Deniz Bas, Ph.D., 2017 MetSoc Emerging Professional in Hydrometallurgy Technical Section. I regularly do short interviews with eminent scientist and professors on mining and metal extraction processes around the world. I am pleased to submit my most recent interview with Professor David Dreisinger of UBC on hydrometallurgy. I believe that this interview would be useful and will especially encourage the undergraduate students who look forward to study metallurgy or related fields.

Ahmet Deniz Bas (Deniz): You have been leading one of the world’s most renowned hydrometallurgy group and working at UBC. What would you like to say briefly about your work and academic life? How did you choose to start a career in hydrometallurgy? What was the main reason behind that?

David Dreisinger (Dave): I was a student at Queen’s University in Kingston and finished my Bachelor’s degree in 1980. I worked for INCO Limited in Toronto at the J.Roy Gordon Research Centre after graduation and INCO offered to support my Master’s degree research in Hydrometallurgy. So, working with Professor Charles Cooper at Queen’s I chose to work in Hydrometallurgy. I have never regretted the decision. After completion of my Ph.D. at Queen’s I came to work with Professor Ernest Peters at UBC in 1984 and have stayed ever since. Professor Peters was a master of fundamentals and able to develop whole flowsheets for recovery of metals in a way that I had not previously understood. I owe a deep debt of gratitude to both Professor Cooper and Professor Peters for the training that I received.


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