TMS Logo Recipient: The 1998 EPD Extraction & Processing Science Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Extraction & Processing Division Extraction & Processing Science Award was established in 1955 and recognizes a paper that represents notable contributions to the scientific understanding of the extraction and processing of nonferrous metals.

Paper Title: "The Role of Migration in Shrinking-Core Leaching Reactions Controlled by Pore Transport" in Metallurgical & Materials Transactions B, vol. 26B, 1995.

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Mark D. Pritzker

Biography: Mark D. Pritzker is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He earned his B.S. in metallurgical engineering from McGill University in 1976, his M.S. in materials science and engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978, and his Ph.D. in materials engineering science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1985. During his career, he has been a member of the teaching staffs at the University of Waterloo and the University of Arizona.

Dr. Pritzker has received honorary fellowships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Quote: "It is always an honor to be recognized by your peers. I was originally attracted to the idea of a research career due to my interest in extractive metallurgy, and so it is particularly gratifying to receive this award. Although the framework of the shrinking core model has, for many years, served us well in the analysis of hydrometallurgical leaching data, there is still potential to broaden its scope and more directly integrate it into the mechanisms of individual leaching systems. I hope that your recognition of my paper will generate more interest in such efforts."

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