TMS Logo Recipient: 1998 EPD Extraction & Processing Distinguished Lecture Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Extraction & Processing Division Extraction & Processing Lecture Award, established in 1955, recognizes an eminent individual in the field of the extraction and processing of nonferrous metals with an invitation to present a comprehensive lecture at the TMS Annual Meeting.
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Michael J. Nicol

Lecture Title: "Hydrometallurgy: The Crossroads of Science and Engineering"

Biography: Michael J. Nicol is a Mintek research professor in the School of Process and Materials Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand. He earned his B.S. in chemistry and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Witwatersrand in 1961 and 1965, respectively. Before joining the University of Witwatersrand, Dr. Nicol served on the Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) for 23 years, where he held numerous positions, including chief director and consultant.

He is the author or coauthor of 91 technical papers and served on the editorial board of Hydrometallurgy for five years. He has received recognition by Mintek and the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for his technical papers.

Quote: "This award is the culmination of a research career in extractive metallurgy that spans almost 30 years. Recognition by an award from one's peers is precious, but it would not have been possible without the enthusiastic support and hard work of my many colleagues. I trust that they will derive some satisfaction from their knowledge of their unique contribution."

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