The Fifth International Symposium on Nickel and Cobalt

Join us for the fifth iteration of the International Symposium on Nickel and Cobalt (Ni-Co 2021), which will be held as part of TMS2021 Virtual, March 15–18, 2021. All registrants of TMS2021 Virtual will receive access to the programming and plenary session for Ni-Co 2021. Visit the TMS2021 Virtual registration page for information on how to register. 

Preview the Ni-Co 2021 Plenary Session

Join us on Monday morning, March 15, for the Ni-Co 2021 Plenary Session, which will include presentations from five invited speakers, who are leaders in their fields. Visit the plenary page for more details.

Preview Ni-Co 2021 Programming

Ni-Co 2021 will convene operators, engineers, and researchers to exchange information about all aspects of current processing technologies for nickel and cobalt, as well as emerging technologies for both metals. Sessions will also encompass metallurgical aspects of metals commonly associated with nickel and cobalt, such as copper and platinum group metals (PGMs). A balance of industrial and academic papers will be presented.

Specific technical topics for Ni-Co 2021 include, but are not limited to:

  • Mineral Processing
  • Metallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt Ores
  • Battery Materials
  • Recycling
  • Recovery of Associated Byproducts and PGMs
  • Sulfide and Laterite Processing

Symposium Organizers

Ni-Co 2021 is organized by TMS, with sponsorship from the TMS Extraction & Processing Division, the TMS Pyrometallurgy Committee, and the TMS Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee. It is co-organized by the Metallurgy & Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Ni-Co 2021 Organizing Committee

Committee Chair
Corby Anderson, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Mineral Processing Chair
Yaunbo Zhang, Central South University, China

Hydrometallurgy Chair
Shijie Wang, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper Corp., USA

Pyrometallurgy Chair
Dean Greguruk, RHI Magnesita, Austria

Electrometallurgy Chair
Prabhat Tripathy, Idaho National Laboratory, USA

Battery Materials & Recycling Chair
Mari Lundström, Aalto University, Finland