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EI students win first place at SME Annual conference

Two Penn State students won awards during the MINEXCHANGE 2022 SME Annual Conference & Expo held February 27 through March 2, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

MINEXCHANGE 2022 SME Annual Conference & Expo is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of mining engineering. Featuring a wide variety of technical sessions and speakers combined with our expansive exhibit hall, MINEXCHANGE attracts thousands of mining professionals from around the world.

The award winners included Younes Shekarian who won first place in the Environmental Division Poster Session for his poster titled "Precipitation of Co-Mn from Low Concentration Solutions using Various Ligands and a Chemical-Free Process, A Case Study of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)" and Behzad Vaziri Hassas who won first place in the mineral and metallurgical procession division for his poster titled "Precipitation of Critical Elements from Acid Mine Drainage – Kinetics and Formation Study."