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Rong Yu Wan Ph.D. Dissertation Award  

Rong Yu Wan Dissertation Award
established October 2009.


Dr. Rong-Yu Wan was an independent metallurgical consultant following her retirement from Newmont Mining Corp., where she was the chief research scientist-hydrometallurgy and the metallurgy research manager. She received numerous professional society and institutional awards, served on boards, panels and committees for the National Academies and the Department of Energy. A few highlights of her career accomplishments are:

  • Recipient of the 2000 SME Antoine M. Gaudin Award for her contributions to mineral processing research and development
  • Recipient of the 2009 SME Distinguished Member Award for her significant and sustained contributions to the minerals industry and to SME
  • Adjunct professor at University of Utah, her PhD alma mater
  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • Author of 80+ technical papers and peer-reviewed papers in international trade journals
  • Awarded seven patents
  • Internationally recognized expert in mineral processing and hydrometallurgy
  • Inventor on Newmont patents for thiosulfate leaching, thiocyanate leaching, gold recovery from solution and pressure oxidation treatment of refractory gold ores
  • Recipient of the Newmont Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement and Contribution

The Rong Yu Wan Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Metallurgical Engineering honors the memory of Dr. Rong Yu Wan and provides funds to support the presentation of a recent (within one year of dissertation defense) doctoral degree graduate's research findings. Research must be focused in the area of metallurgical engineering. More information, including the application process and timeline, is available HERE


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