Dept. of Mining and Materials Engineering news
Professor Philip Andrew Distin It is with great sadness that I report that Professor Philip Distin passed away on January 12, 2016, at his home. The following memorial tribute was read at the February 9 Faculty Council meeting. The death notice can be found here.
Congratulations to our students from REGAL-McGill, Philippe Hendrix, Senlin Cui, Bamidele Akinrinola and Ogeday Rodop, who received awards for their posters at the REGAL Students Day 2015. REGAL-McGill was well represented with 17 students. REGAL is a Research Centre on Aluminium and regroups six universities and one Cegep. AAC award : Philippe Hendrix CQRDA award : Senlin Cui Dynamic Concept award : Bamidele Akinrinlola CMQ award : Ogeday Rodop
We are proud to announce two female McGill Mining Engineering students will be meeting Paul Rollinson, president and CEO of Kinross, on January 15, 2016. This is a direct result of the second annual Auction for Action event hosted by Women Who Rock on Oct 28, 2015 in Toronto. Check out the group photo with more details of the event. Congratulations to Mélanie LaRoche-Boisvert and Alexandra Foty!
Congratulations to Will Lepry, a PhD candidate in Prof. Showan Nazhat's group was the recipient of an award at the MEDTEQ meeting October 2015 for his poster presentation on the sol-gel derived borate based glasses.
Here we are again! For those of you of certain age…you may recall that I served as Chair some 20 years ago (!) from 1994 to 1999. So I had the, apparently, false idea that I finished that chapter until I was “cornered” to lead the department again for the next 3 years!
Congratulations to Paul Carriere, PhD candidate in Materials Engineering who received the prestigious NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship pictured here with his Supervisor, Prof. Stephen Yue.
Congratulations to our graduate students who received an award at the 11th REGAL Student’s Day (JER2014) organized by REGAL (Aluminum Research Centre regrouping 6 universities and 1 Cegep). (15) winners for a total of $13750.
Congratulations to our graduate students on their recent awards at the ASM student night poster competition. Pryidarshi Behera - ASM Special Award Clod Aranas - People’s Choice Award Hanqing Che - First Place in PhD Category
Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization. McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to Faculty & Staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years. Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).
Gérard T. Simon award winner Matthew Gallaugher also received the CFDM travel award from Pierre-Mathieu Charest (MSC Treasurer) at the 2014 annual meeting of the Microscopical Society of Canada.
Dr. Priti Wanjara, Team Leader of the Coatings and Metallic Products group, has been the distinguished ASM Fellowship 2014. This highest of honours recognizes scientific and Engineering contributions in the development and application of materials in the aerospace, automotive, marine and power generation industries. Dr. Wanjara accepted this award during ASM’s annual awards dinner on October 14, 2014, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the Materials Science & Technology 2014 conference.
ISSNAF AWARD LAUREATE - MARTA CERRUTI Category: Physics, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics Marta Cerruti (McGill University, Materials Engineering) received the 2014 ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators for the research entitled "Bio-synthetic interface design for tissue engineering and drug delivery". Marta Cerruti had the honor of receiving the "Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana".
Congratulations to Kinnor Chattopadhyay, Graduate Student in the Materials Engineering Department who won the Best Graduate Poster Award at the Conference of Metallurgists 2010 which was held in Vancouver, British Columbia. The title of Kinnor's winning poster was "Applications of Modelling and Simulation in Liquid Metals Processing".