Jan Miller receives International Cooperation and Lifetime Achievement Awards
[January 2019] Prof. Jan D. Miller, Ivor D. Thomas Distinguished Professor, was awarded the 2018 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China; It was presented in the Great Hall at Tianemen Square by Xi Jiangping, President of the PRC.
In October Dr. Miller received the 2018 International Mineral Processing Congress Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Miller has devoted over forty years to undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Utah. His research covers mainly the areas of mineral processing and hydrometallurgy, specializing in particle characterization, aqueous solution chemistry, and colloid and surface chemistry. He is a member of SME, TMS, and ACS. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, he was elected to the National Acvademy of Engineering in 1993. In recent years has has become a world leader in the field of x-ray tomography in minerals processing.
Grant to Study Phase Transitions in Li-Ion Battery Electrodes
[September 2018] Professor Ravi Chandran, Metallurgical Engineering, has recently been awarded a $440K grant, for three years, from the Department of Energy, Office of Science for the study of phase transitions in Li-ion battery electrodes. This follows a previous grant on the same subject and provides opportunities for two graduate students to continue the in situ experiments in Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee.
George Benvegno Memorial Award
[June 2018] Weiping Liu, a PhD candidate in Dr. Miller's group, received the George Benvegno Memorial Award at the IPMI 42nd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This scholarship recognizes research in the field of precious metals.