Dr Barry Wills to step down as Minerals Engineering Editor-in-Chief

Dr Barry Wills of Minerals Engineering International (MEI) has announced on his blog that he is planning to step down as Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Minerals Engineering journal later this year. His retirement is solely from the journal, and not from MEI itself. MEI is a valued CEEC Media Partner.

Minerals Engineering is devoted to innovation and developments in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. Its wide ranging coverage of research and practical topics includes physical separation methods, such as comminution, flotation concentration and dewatering, chemical methods such as bio-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgy, analytical techniques, process control, simulation and instrumentation, and mineralogical aspects of processing. It also covers environmental issues, particularly those pertaining to sustainable development.

Dr Wills proposed the establishment of the new journal in 1987. The first issue of Minerals Engineering was published in January 1988, with Dr Wills as the Editor-in-Chief, and it was officially launched later that year at the International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr Wills said in his blog: “Now, after 35 years, I feel that the time is right to pass the mantle on to the next generation, with a new Editor-in-Chief, so this will be my last year with Minerals Engineering. I will be working with Elsevier to find a suitable replacement, and when he or she is established I will be working closely with him/her throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition, and to advise on any changes that might be necessary to the editorial structure.”