Social Activities ( endorsed by COM 2016)

IMPC 2016 hosting Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2016)

COM 2016 Social Activities hosted at IMPC 2016



In addition to programming contributions, a variety of MetSoc / COM 2016 social activities will be hosted at IMPC 2016. Activities include the MetSoc Awards Banquet, Historical Metallurgy Lunch and the Student Activities sponsored by the society.




 MetSoc Awards Banquet & Reception- SOLD OUT!

On Monday, the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM will honour its outstanding members by presenting the MetSoc Awards.   The Annual General Business meeting will take place where the new President of MetSoc of CIM will be inaugurated.  A three course meal with wine and reception is included with purchased tickets. See registration for price details.Awards_Banquet_Picture

Annual General Meeting Agenda

Hydrometallurgy Section Luncheon

On Tuesday, the Hydrometallurgy section of the MetSoc of CIM is inviting IMPC delegates to attend the annual technical section luncheon where a special presentation will be delivered by John R. Goode.   The section activities and awards will also be presented. This luncheon begins early during the technical talks at 12:10. Purchased tickets are required.


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John Goode

Hydrometallurgy Section Lunch Invited Speaker John Goode


ABSTRACT: Rare earth elements (REE) are critical ingredients in many necessities of modern life including: permanent magnets used in electric motors, generators, speakers and hard drives; automobile tires; catalysts; phosphors; optical glass; etc.
World production of REE in 2014 was about 110,000 t with about 98,000 t being “Light” (LREE) and the balance “Heavy” (HREE). The majority of the LREE come from an iron ore mine in China with the balance from two other mines in China and one in Australia. The LREE operations comprise unusual flotation processes and complex hydrometallurgical plants. In contrast, most of the HREE come from small in-situ leach operations exploiting a single, dispersed deposit in China.
The current operations produce an intermediate mixed REE product that is separated into high purity, individual, elements by solvent extraction.
This presentation describes the uses of the REE and the processes used to make these enablers of modern life.

IMPC Activities and Schedule

A number of activities are organized for the IMPC 2016 event. Activities such as a tradeshow, industry and student poster session, short courses, industrial tours, lunches and banquets.  To view the daily schedule

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