Saleh Ghadernejad, a CivMin PhD candidate supervised by Prof. Kamran Esmaeili, has been announced as SAG Conference Award winner.
Ghadernejad was commended for their commitment to the field of mineral engineering and in the technology of comminution was cited. Comminution is the crushing or grinding of materials to reduce them in size.
The specialization of semi-autogenous grinding (SAG), and other related technologies, is the focus of the conference. SAG conferences began in Vancouver in 1989; this year’s event will be September 24-28, 2023.
The award announcement reads:
The SAG Conference Award Foundation is a non-profit society, which provides financial awards to assist persons to study, research, or train in the field of comminution technology. On an annual basis, the Foundation solicits applications from Canadian educational institutions for consideration by our Society’s Board of Directors.
The SAG Conference Award Foundation is pleased to present you with as Graduate Degree Program Student Award for the 2022/2023 academic year. This award reflects your efforts in optimizing selective mining through development of rapid and automated remote sensing methods for ground engagement equipment, as well as the input by Dr. Esmaeili. The award committee recognized the potential application of this technology in improving mine-to-mill outcomes. It is a privilege for us to be able to support Canadian university students.