The 2003 Antoine M. Gaudin Award
Awarded To: S. Komar Kawatra
For his contribution to the Application of Mineral Processing Techniques for Sustainable By-product Treatment, Utilization, and Management; and for his continued and unrelenting commitment to higher education in mineral processing programs for the mining industry.
S. Komar Kawatra is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan
Technological University. His research and industrial experience includes
- CANMET, University of Alberta, Canada;
- Mount Isa Mines, Australia;
- Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, Brisbane, Australia;
- The U.S. Department of Energy, Morgan Town., WV.
- Indian Atomic Energy Commission
His main interest is in teaching Mineral Processing at Michigan
Technological University. He has made sure that during the past 20 years,
Every student in the Mineral Processing program at Michigan Tech has
received a scholarship. His students are well placed in industry. He
enjoys keeping in touch with his students and professors. In 1988,
the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, passed Resolution
NO714 for recognizing Komar's Contribution to Higher Education in State
of Michigan. He is also the recipient of Michigan Technological University's first Graduate Student Mentor Award.
He is past chairperson of the Mineral & Metallurgical Processing Division of the Society
For Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
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.