MetSoc Brimacombe Award

Origin of the Brimacombe Award

In January 1998, the MetSoc Board of Directors created this award to honour the memory of Professor J. Keith Brimacombe who was an innovative giant in the field of materials process engineering.

2020 Recipient

Peter Lind


Citation: For his contributions to field of extractive metallurgy of gold and organization of MetSoc conferences

Peter is a Director of Processing with Newmont.  In this role, he carries out operational support, project process development, and research and development focusing on mineral processing and metallurgy.  He focuses on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of metallurgical processes through innovation, application of technological advances, and collaboration across the value chain. 

Peter joined Newmont in 2019, following Newmont’s acquisition of Goldcorp, which he had joined in 2016.  Prior to this, his experience was in mineral processing and copper smelting operations at what is now Glencore, followed by nearly ten years with Barrick.    

He has been active with MetSoc since 2019; as World Gold Chair in 2017, as Publications Chair from 2013 to 2017, as a COM Technical co-Chair, and as COM Short Course Chair on several occasions.

Peter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Extractive Metallurgy from Laurentian University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Windsor, and an MBA in the Management of Technology from Simon Fraser University.  He is registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and Quebec.



2009 – P. Wanjara
2010 – P. Coursol
2011 – M. Brochu
2012 – L. Bichler
2013 – E. Asselin
2014 – A. Phillion
2015 – M. Barati
2016 – K. Chattopadhyay
2017 – S. Mostaghel
2018 – J. Song
2019- H. Zurob


The Brimacombe award is to recognize young MetSoc member achievers who have made noteworthy contributions in any of the scientific and technological disciplines relevant to MetSoc. Preference will be given to an individual who has demonstrated the ability to collaborate with all parts of the metallurgical and materials community. The nominees of this award must be individuals working for a Canadian academic, industrial or government organization, and be less than 40 years of age at the time of nomination.

All nominees must have a minimum of three years of membership in the Institute and be in good standing.  The contributions and impact must be to the benefit of Canada.

There is no cash prize for this award.


Start Nomination

Please refer to the METSOC AWARDS page for details on nomination dates and deadlines.



Nominator uploads either a concise CV of nominee or in the case of a process, a recent paper, relevant to the process being nominated, to the web site. Nominator/co-nominators should consider approaching nominees themselves to request the CV. In the case of a process, the recent paper is likely already available. The CV should contain the following information:

  • Major contributions relevant to the award
  • A record of at least five relevant patents and papers authored by the nominee plus a count of other patents and papers.
  • A service history related to CIM/MetSoc if applicable
  • A record of the years of membership in CIM.
  • A listing of volunteer activities if applicable
  • A listing of awards previously received
  • A listing of academic achievements
  • The nominator should verify that the age of the candidate is 40 or below.

If the CV does not contain all items, the nominator should fill in the information in the Contributions text box in the online form (this will be available in the software system when the Call opens).



  • A nominator can put forward only one candidate up for nomination in each award category. NEW as of the year 2020
  • No Member of the Executive Board shall be nominated while in office. The nomination will be held until the term on the executive board is expired.
  • Each award shall be made from time to time as circumstances warrant with no more than one award recipient per year.
  • The nominators are responsible for verifying that all conditions of the award have been satisfied and all procedures were properly followed in making the nomination.
  • All nominations will stand for three years.
  • The adjudication of the award shall be made by the MetSoc Awards Committee of The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM.
  • The award shall be presented at the Awards Banquet of the Conference of Metallurgists.
  • Posthumous awards will be allowed only if the candidate has already been shortlisted.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.
METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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