The 2013 Antoine M. Gaudin Award
Awarded To: Osvaldo A. Bascur
His contributions have been in the design and implementation of a blue print for real time enterprise information systems to Improve Energy and Water Management in Industrial Plants.
Experience: process control supervisor with Duval Corporation (now Freeport McMoRan). Worked 10 years for Pennzoil Products Company (now Shell).
Actively involved in the optimization of mineral processing, metallurgical processes for increasing asset availability, reducing energy, water consumption and minimizing environmental emissions.
BS degrees in chemical and metallurgical engineering from the University of Concepcion, Chile. PhD degree specializing in optimization metallurgical processes from the University of Utah.
He has more than 90 publications. He has contributed in developing several SME, IFAC and IMPC proceedings. He is the editor of Latin American Perspectives: Exploration, Mining, and Processing published by SME. SME Operating Best Practices, IMPC Lecturer, APCOM, AIST Computer Application Member, IFAC MMM Lecturer, ISA Member and AICHE Member.
Recipient of most honorable Antoine Gaudin Award by the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 2013. He is active member of AIChE, SME, ISA, IFAC, and AIST.
The Antoine M. Gaudin Award, established in 1975, is for scientific or engineering contributions that further understanding of the technology of mineral processing. Eligible areas for contributions are agglomeration, classification, comminution, electrical and magnetic separation, flocculation and sedimentation, froth flotation, hydrometallurgy, particulate behavior, and other related mineral processing operations.