University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin has been awarded the prestigious Antoine M. Gaudin Award. The award, announced by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, recognises scientific or engineering contributions that further understanding of the technology of mineral processing.
Professor Galvin was recognised for his “advancements in the science and engineering of innovative systems for coal and mineral beneficiation.” He is only the fifth Australian to receive this international award.
Galvin’s advances include the award-winning Reflux Classifier and the Reflux Flotation Cell, which is being commercialised. The Reflux Classifier was developed in collaboration with commercial partner Ludowici, and more recently CEEC sponsor FLSmidth. It separates fine particles in water using a system of inclined channels to recover valuable material, generating both environmental and cost benefits. The technology has been credited with saving the global mining and minerals processing industry hundreds of millions of dollars.
Professor Galvin is the Director of the University of Newcastle's Centre for Advanced Particle Processing and Transport, and the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore.
As the award recipient, he presented a plenary lecture at the annual meeting of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration in Minneapolis.
Congratulations to Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin for his award and an outstanding contribution.
PHOTO (above): Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin (right) with previous Antoine M Gaudin Award winner Dr Osvaldo Bascur. Photo printed with permission from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration.