Materials engineering professor David Dixon has received the 2010 Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award from the Hydrometallurgy Section of the Metallurgical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. A medal and a cash prize are given to recognize significant contributions in the field of hydrometallurgy.
Dixon is an expert in biohydrometallurgy and the co-inventor of Galvanox, a cleaner, greener and more profitable process for refining copper. He will be presented with the award during Uranium 2010 – the 2010 Annual Hydrometallurgical Meeting in Saskatoon from Aug. 15-18.
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