He’s the fifth Australian in 42 years to win the Antoine M. Gaudin Award.
University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin FTSE is the fifth Australian in 42 years to win the prestigious Antoine M. Gaudin Award, recognising his contributions to mineral processing technology.
Based at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources, Professor Galvin is perhaps most renowned for creating the award-winning Reflux Classifier – a technology credited with saving hundreds of millions of dollars in the mining and minerals processing industry globally.
The technology, developed in collaboration with commercial partner Ludowici, uses water to separate fine particles and recover valuable material, saving on processing costs.
Professor Galvin is an internationally-acclaimed chemical engineer who can add this achievement to a growing list of awards, such as the NSW Premier’s Science Prize for Energy and Innovation in 2016.
He follows Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson, who won the Antoine M. Gaudlin Award in 2012.
Image caption: Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin (right) receiving the Antoine M. Gaudin Award from Dr Osvaldo Bascur. Photo courtesy of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.
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