Symposium to be held in honor of Mines professor emeritus
Patrick R. Taylor, professor emeritus of metallurgical and materials engineering at Colorado School of Mines, will be honored with an honorary symposium by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).
TMS, a professional society that connects minerals, metals and materials scientists and engineers, will hold the honorary symposium in March 2023 at the society’s annual meeting and exposition in San Diego. Taylor’s symposium is titled “New Directions in Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Recycling and Waste Minimalization: An Extraction & Processing Division Symposium in Honor of Patrick R. Taylor.”
Taylor, who retired in May 2022, has more than 45 years of experience in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy engineering, research, teaching and consulting. A Mines alum, he joined the Mines faculty in 2002 as the George S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Metallurgy and provided leadership to the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy.
Taylor’s research interests include the use of thermal plasma technology to produce advanced materials and to treat wastes. Taylor developed the Plasma Processing Laboratory, which has several operating plasma reactors and is funding by several government and industrial sources. Prior to joining the faculty at Mines, Taylor was at the University of Tennessee and the University of Idaho. He has both a bachelor’s degree and a PhD from Mines.
The symposium honoring Taylor is one of five being held at the TMS annual meeting and exposition to honor distinguished members. Corby Anderson, Harrison Western Professor Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Erik D. Spiller, research professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, are among the organizers of the symposium being held in honor of Taylor.