The Coalition for Eco Efficient Comminution (CEEC) is delighted to announce that the CEEC’s Executive President Janine Herzig has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).
ATSE is a learned academy of independent experts that helps Australians understand and use technology to solve complex problems. It brings together Australia’s leading experts in applied science, technology and engineering to provide impartial, practical and evidence-based advice on how to achieve sustainable solutions and advance prosperity.
Twenty-five tech trailblazers and influential innovators were elected as ATSE Fellows this year, including medical technology innovators, health systems leaders, educators and computer science advocates.
ATSE’s new 2022 Fellows are leaders in their fields, spanning structural engineering, research commercialisation, sustainable technology & mining, marine modelling, and cutting-edge health systems.
Janine Herzig is a metallurgical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the resources sector, encompassing production, commissioning of new operations, general management, consulting, community relations, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG). She has inspired, mentored and encouraged countless young professionals, facilitated career roadshows, university and high school engagements and community outreach programs.
Currently, Janine’s work focusses on collaborative research to identify opportunities to unlock value, improve energy & water efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the extraction and processing of vital resources and materials. In additional to her work with CEEC, Janine is a leader in the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) and its Global Action on Tailings (GAT).
Janine is also a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), with ten years on its Board of Directors and two as the President and Board Chair. During her 30 active years within the AusIMM, she has fostered a more inclusive membership base across multiple disciplines, enhanced stakeholder trust and modernised the governance, systems and structures. She is a champion of sustainability, elevating the standing of social and environmental issues which transcended all existing technical competencies. This included leading a team of professionals to establish a Chartered Professional Discipline in Social Performance and a Social Responsibility Framework, the first of their kind in the resource sector globally.
“I am thrilled to be elected as an ATSE Fellow. It is a particular honour for me as it goes beyond the resources sector in which I primarily operate. I look forward to giving back to the ATSE community and raising the profile of responsible extraction of the resources crucial for a sustainable future”, Janine stated.
"I am now extending my focus beyond terrestrial resources and into off-earth environments including the moon, Mars and asteroids. I particularly love bringing together diverse groups of professionals with different skills and strengths to raise overall global professional standards and deliver true social value. The resources sector needs to attract and retain the best and brightest professionals to work in what is an incredibly sophisticated, innovative and technologically diverse environment”.
The official announcement of the new ATSE Fellows will take place during ATSE’s inaugural ACTIVATE 2022 symposium in Sydney on 26th October.
“Elected by their peers, ATSE Fellows are leaders in applied science, technology and engineering and we celebrate their exceptional professional contributions to Australian STEM innovation,” said Professor Hugh Bradlow, President of ATSE.
“While the 2022 new Fellows span multiple critical industries, we are pleased to welcome so many at the forefront of tackling climate change. They are creating better batteries to support renewable energy supplies, increasing efficiency and flexibility of solar cells and panels, and sustainable mining practices."
ATSE currently has over 900 Fellows, drawn from industry, academia, government and research organisations. New Fellows are elected annually on the basis of excellence, accomplishment, and fit with a modern and future-facing Academy.
Fellows are drawn from eight main sectors: Energy, Mining and Minerals Processing; Water and Environment; Information and Communications Technology; Materials and Emerging Technologies; Infrastructure; Biotechnology and Human Health; Primary Industries and Food Technology; and Entrepreneurship, Service and Education.