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The 2007 M&E Distinguished Service Award  

Awarded To: Dr. Jean-Michel M. Rendu

Jean-Michel (JM) Rendu is an independent consultant supplying services to the international mining industry in mine planning, ore control, mine to mill reconciliation, and the estimation and public reporting of mineral resources and mineral reserves. Dr Rendu started his consultancy in 2001, when he retired from the position of Vice-President, Resources and Mine Planning with Newmont Mining Corporation. In this position he had worldwide responsibility for Newmont mining engineering and reserve estimation and reporting activities. Before joining Newmont in 1988, Dr Rendu was an Associate with Golder Associates in Denver, Colorado, a professor of mining engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and head of operations research with Anglovaal in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Rendu is an Ingenieur des Mines from Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne (France), and has MS and Eng.Sc.D. (Doctor of Engineering Science) degrees from the Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, New York. He is the author of approximately fifty technical publications including a textbook on geostatistics. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Registered Member and past Director of SME, a recipient of the 1994 Daniel C. Jackling Award, the 1992 and 2004 SME President Citations, and the 1992 Henry Krumb Lecturer award. He is a Fellow of both the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).

About The M&E Distinguished Service Award:

The Mining & Exploration Division Service Award, established in 1985, honors members of SME (with the exception of all M&E Division Officers at the time they hold office) who have made outstanding contributions to the M&E Division in its programs or other activities.


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