Prof Lynch: inaugural Comminution inductee to the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame

I’m pleased to report that Prof Alban Lynch has been chosen by the  college of voters around the world as the 2013 inductee for the Comminution category of the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. Congratulations Prof Lynch! CEEC is proud to have nominated you for this award.

Background to the Hall of Fame

The mining equipment and technology sector usually makes advances thanks to the dedication and expertise of individuals or small groups that have pushed the boundaries of innovation and R&D to bring new solutions to the industry. Sometimes initially facing internal and external scepticism or funding shortages, these leaps of progress have gone on to help make major increases in productivity and efficiency in mining, as well as in some cases making operations safer through helping to remove operators and miners from high risk roles.

The International Mining Technology Hall of Fame will recognise these pioneers across a range of categories. Nominees could be as varied as the developer of a fundamental improvement in crusher or drill rig design, to the introduction of a new process or mining method. Nominations should be individuals or small teams rather than companies.

The International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner will be held in Salt Lake City next February, the night before the SME Annual Meeting starts, when the inductee presentations will be made (


Prof Lynch (Lower right) along with past and present JKMRC colleagues, 2012.