Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division

As a member of the Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division of SME, you have access to professional networking and leadership opportunities with peers who share your career objectives.

The Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division of SME brings together non-fuel mining industry professionals from the industrial minerals processing and mining engineering community for the following:

  • Help advance the arts and sciences involved in exploration, production, and use of industrial minerals and aggregates;

  • Facilitate the presentation, publication and discussion of professional papers;

  • Promote the exchange of ideas and information on subjects of mutual interest among division members and with other SME divisions;

  • Encourage student interest in industrial minerals as a career opportunity and promote professional development of industrial mineral and aggregate industry practitioners.

The Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals where Geologists from all over the world come together to share the importance of industrial minerals. Learn more at https://smefgim.org/.

Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Luncheon

This event is a fantastic opportunity for division members to network while supporting the Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division scholarships.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

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Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Bylaws
Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Brochure

Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Meeting Minutes

2023 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2022 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2021 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2020 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2019 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2016 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Meeting Minutes
2015 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Annual Meeting Minutes

Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Committees

Name Position Start End
Dr. Abani R. Samal, PhD Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2026
Vanessa A. Santos, M.Sc, PG, QP, REM Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2025
Nathan Manser, PHD Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Mr. Raghav M. Dube Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025

The Committee shall have oversight of all activities within the Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division.

Name Position Start End
Nathan Manser, PHD Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Gaurav Soni Vice Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Riddhika Jain Past Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Mr Tushar Gupta Secretary-Treasurer 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Mr Himesh Patel Program Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Mr. Raghav M. Dube Scholarship Committee Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2026
John Sackrider Technical Committee Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Steven J. Stokowski, PG Membership Committee Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2026
Melissa Serdinsky SME Staff 02/12/2024

The Hal Williams Hardinge Award Committee is responsible for reviewing the nominations for the Hal Williams Hardinge Award and selecting the recipient. The Hardinge Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of industrial minerals.

Name Position Start End
Edgar Blanco Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Dr. Marc A. Herpfer President 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Riddhika Jain Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2027
Dr. J. Richard Kyle Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2028
Mr. Raghav M. Dube Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2028
Dr. Bowen Li Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2028
Thomas E. Newman, PG Member 03/01/2022 02/28/2026
Gaurav Soni Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2028
Name Position Start End
Steven J. Stokowski, PG Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025

The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for nominating appropriate candidates to serve on Division and SME Committees as needed.

Name Position Start End
Nathan Manser, PHD Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Riddhika Jain Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2028
Mr. Raghav M. Dube Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2027
Gaurav Soni Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Kathryn F. Kosloski Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025

The Program Committee has the duty of coordinating programming and social events for the Division as needed.

Name Position Start End
Mr Himesh Patel Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Mr. David W. Bieber Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
John Sackrider Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Mr Tushar Gupta Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Nathan Manser, PHD Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Name Position Start End
Dr. Bowen Li Chair 03/01/2023 02/28/2025
John D. Macfadyen, P.E. Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2025
Dr. Marc A. Herpfer Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2025
Mr. David W. Bieber Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2025
William R. Wilson Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2025
Steven J. Stokowski, PG Member 03/01/2023 02/28/2025
Mr. Raghav M. Dube Member 04/03/2024 02/28/2025

The Committee shall be responsible for collecting and review articles for industrial minerals and aggregates and publish in July issue of Mining Engineering magazine.

Name Position Start End
Mr Himesh Patel Chemical Raw Materials 06/01/2021 06/23/3020
John D. Macfadyen, P.E. Annual Review Editor 06/01/2020 06/30/2025
Vaibhav K. Srivastava Agricultural Materials 07/01/2024 06/30/2025
James C. Norman Annual Review Editor 06/01/2018 06/30/2026
Kinsley Costner Chemical Raw Materials 07/01/2023 06/30/2025
Rudrajit Mitra, PHD Specialty Minerals 07/01/2023 06/30/2025
Mr Venkata Aneesh Kona Ceramics & Refractories 07/01/2023 06/30/2025
Vaibhav K. Srivastava Ceramics & Refractories 07/01/2023 06/30/2025
Vaibhav K. Srivastava Chemical Raw Materials 07/01/2024 06/30/2025
Rudrajit Mitra, PHD Chemical Raw Materials 07/01/2024 06/30/2025
John Sackrider Construction Materials 07/01/2024 06/30/2025
Mr Tushar Gupta Specialty Minerals 07/01/2024 06/30/2025
Edgar Blanco Specialty Minerals 07/01/2024 06/30/2025
John Sackrider Chair 07/01/2024 06/30/2025
Rudrajit Mitra, PHD Chair Elect 07/01/2024 06/30/2025

The Young Scientist Award is administered by SME’s Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division (IM&AD) Executive Committee.

Name Position Start End
Gaurav Soni Chair 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
Nathan Manser, PHD Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2026
Riddhika Jain Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2026
Rudrajit Mitra, PHD Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025
John Sackrider Member 03/01/2024 02/28/2025

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Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Awards

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Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division Scholarships

Gerald V. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

The Gerald V. Henderson Memorial Scholarship (Henderson Scholarship) is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing degrees in geology, mining engineering or mineral economics with special interests in an industrial minerals and aggregates-oriented program.

To submit an anonymous recommendation letter for a student, please email it to scholarships@smenet.org with the student's first and last name and the scholarship name as the file name.

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

Gerald V. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

Gerald V. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

Gerald V. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

Gerald V. Henderson Memorial Scholarship

The application period for this scholarship will begin on 09/01/2024