The University of Newcastle, Australia

Lifetime achievement award for Laureate Professor Jameson

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC).

Presented at the IMPC 2016 Conference in Quebec, Canada, the Award recognises a lifetime of distinguished achievement and outstanding contribution to the art, science and industrial practice of mineral processing.

The first IMPC meeting was held in London in 1960. In the fifty-six years following, the Lifetime Achievement Award has been granted only ten times.

The Award was presented before an audience of 1500 academic and industry specialists, at the XXVIII meeting of the Congress.

In his acceptance speech, Professor Jameson gave a progress report on his current research program, aimed at reducing energy and water consumption in the minerals industry.

“It’s an honour to receive this award, nominated by my peers, to join the distinguished company of international recipients,” Professor Jameson said.

This award joins a long list of accolades for Professor Jameson’s work including the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation, and the conferring of Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2005 Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Professor Jameson is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK and the National Academy of Engineering in the USA.

This award is fitting acknowledgement for Professor Jameson’s contribution to the Australian economy and the environment as inventor of the Jameson Cell – used for copper, coal, zinc, nickel, lead, silver and platinum extraction worldwide.

Well over 300 Jameson Cells are now in operation across 25 countries, with the invention estimated to have earned nearly $100 billion for the Australian economy.

Professor Jameson shares this honour with Professor Ponisseril Somasundaran from the US.

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