"Thank you for the great organization of Process Mineralogy '18 and a thumbs up for your new Hi-Tech Metals initiative. It was a double first for me: first time attending your conferences and first time in South Africa. Thank you for making this such a great experience on all levels."

Philippe Giaro, University of Liège, Belgium

"I would like to thank the organizers as well as the participants for this absolutely fantastic conference [Process Mineralogy '18]. It was my first participation in a MEI conference. The atmosphere during the entire conference was very friendly. As the conference was relatively small compared to other conferences I attended in Germany, the networking with other researchers was much easier. Furthermore, the topics discussed during the conference were a nice insight into the current problems in mineral processing. The academical background of the participants showed that mineral processing is a topic, which affects many different researchers (geologists, material engineers, chemical engineers, etc.). I can highly recommend this conference and would be happy to attend other MEI conferences in the future." 

Bjoern  Lewandowski, University of Duisburg-Essen/Niederrhein Uni. Of Appl. Sci., Germany

"The conference [Process Mineralogy '18] was well organised and professionally designed for the process as well as allied engineers to update about the materials and minerals characterisation techniques/tools. The quality of the papers presented in the conference as well as the exhibition's booths was well represented by industry, academia as well as manufacturers/consultants. It is also one of the best occasions for networking among the participants." 

Sunil Kumar Tripathy, Tata Steel, India

"Process Mineralogy '17 was an interesting and very informative conference, in fact it exceeded my expectations! Aside from the opportunity to learn from the presentations, there was also sufficient time for networking or simply to catch up with other participants." 

Kate Tungpalan, University of the Philippines

"Process Mineralogy '17 was very well done and I found the content and quality to be excellent. I thought the pacing of the presentations and breaks for coffee and lunch were perfect and there was plenty of opportunity for networking across a variety of delegates with a wide range of experience and perspective. The talks on using Process Mineralogy to solve day to day metallurgical problems at operations were very encouraging. Our industry has a lot to gain from taking on this approach. The uncovered value reported by these presenters make the business case for investing in equipment and personnel to do on-site Process Mineralogy almost a "no-brainer" :). I am looking forward to attending Process Mineralogy 18."

Tom Strombotne, Global Product Manager, Minerals, Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA

"This was the best Process Mineralogy conference in the series so far [Process Mineralogy '17]. The papers were a good balance of topics and were well-presented. And the business network was productive. This has become a "must attend" for practitioners and operations managers alike."

Norman O. Lotter, Flowsheets Metallurgical Consulting Inc., Canada

"I really enjoyed meeting all the AutoSEM operators at Process Mineralogy '17 and listening to all of the process mineralogy developments from around the world."

Gaynor Yorath, University of Cape Town, South Africa

"I would like to congratulate you for the excellent conference organization [Process Mineralogy '17]. This is the first time I have participated and I was able to discuss a lot with other colleagues about my work. The organization was very receptive and pleasing. I hope to attend at other times." 

Neilo Trindade, São Paulo Federal Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil

"This conference [Process Mineralogy '12] has developed into a leading forum for Process Mineralogy."

Wolfgang Baum, FLSmidth, USA

"Thank you and the MEI team for a successful and interesting Process Mineralogy '12 conference. I am glad that I could attend the conference as a representative of Hazen Research, Inc., USA. It is always great------ mineralogy."

Hanna Horsch, Senior Mineralogist, SGS Natural Resources - Metallurgy and Consulting, USA

"Judging from the 44 papers and 12 poster presentations delivered at MEI’s Process Mineralogy ’12, the future of Modern Process Mineralogy looks secure. The two keynote speakers, Baum and Miller, delivered useful lectures on the overall modern best practice, and on the emerging technology now available in tomography. The younger authors presented a very high standard of work with new thinking. The overall standard presented was very high, with useful case studies demonstrating value delivery in projects – now including extractive metallurgy, and some new methods under development to add to the Process Mineralogy toolbox. Good examples of the latter were the proposal by Wightman and Evans on a quantitative liberation model for grinding requirements; by Evans and Napier-Munn on estimating the error of grain size measurements; and an outstanding contribution by Pérez-Barnuevo on the development of a quantitative model to characterise the complexity of composite particles.By my book, an international conference worthy of putting on one’s “must attend” list into the future. MEI, the organising committee, and contributing authors deserve compliments for such a strong presentation."

Antonio Peres, UFMG, Brazil

"Thank you once again to the MEI team for putting on an outstanding conference [Process Mineralogy '12]. I'm also really proud of all the presenters for the high quality of the presentations and the discussions that followed (especially the PhD students). I agree with Hanna that Laura's paper was one of the best - and hope to see the outputs of her work becoming routinely available in the automated mineralogy software in the future. It was great to catch up with old acquaintances and also make some news ones."

Megan Becker, University of Cape Town, South Africa

"Many thanks for such a well-organised conference [Process Mineralogy '12]. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to interact with other mineralogists and catch up with many of the advances that have been made in the application of process mineralogy techniques. Also, the chance to discuss aspects of environmental mineralogy and link up with other researchers within that field has proved invaluable."


"Many thanks to the MEI team for organizing this great conference [Process Mineralogy '12]. For me, as a young researcher getting involved in Process Mineralogy, it was encouraging and motivating attending the conference and interacting with other people working in the field."

Laura Pérez-Barnuevo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

"The conference [Process Mineralogy '12]
was an excellent opportunity to interact with other mineralogists working in different areas of the field. It also provided great insight on the directions in which process mineralogy is moving. I particularly enjoyed the talks on the progress that is being made in X-ray tomography!"

Brandon Youlton, SGS, South Africa

"My compliments to all the organisers of Automated Mineralogy '07. Every aspect was great: the choice of hotel, facilities and menu was excellent, and choosing a location in the northern half of Australia was a smart move for early Aussie springtime. The choice of speakers and diversity of topics presented was extremely enthusing and informative. The generous tea break and lunch times were a clever strategy and the exhibitors’ info stalls were well supplied with industry Reps, brochures and factsheets. I enjoyed every session of the event and it was excellent value for money for my employer (the Australian Intellectual Property Office)."

Dr. S. Bewlay, IP Australia

"I want to thank you for the well organised and highly appreciated Automated Mineralogy '07 conference. I was originally employed as a sample preparation technician for SGS, and only recently started operating a QEMSCAN. I am an ecologist and therefore have a limited background in mineralogy. I found all the talks interesting and informative. Overall I learnt a lot and I am looking forward to the following conference."

Dr. S. Bewlay, IP Australia

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