We, at MetSoc of CIM, TMS, and SME, are striving to find ways to improve our programming in extractive metallurgy to our members. The following extractive groups of MetSoc of CIM, TMS, and SME have joined to form NAEMC (North American Extractive Metallurgy Council). The representatives are:

  • EPD and LMD of TMS (Extraction & Processing Division, Light Metals Division)
  • MPD of SME (Mineral and Metallurgical Processing Division)
  • MetSoc of CIM (hydrometallulrgy, pyrometallurgy and mineral sciences sections)

The current members of NAEMC are:

Nathan Stubina MetSoc Representative, Sherritt International
Mansoor Barati MetSoc Representative, University of Toronto
Brigitte Farah MetSoc Representative. MetSoc Head Office
Jaehoen Lee SME Representative, University of Arizona
Tarun Bhambhani SME Representative, Cytec Solvay Group
Aaron Noble SME Representative, Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering
Mike Free TMS Representative, University of Utah
Gerardo Alvear TMS Representative, Rio Tinto
Christina Meskers TMS Representative, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

We require your assistance so that we may gear our efforts in ways to improve our services to you, the member.



North American Extractive Metallurgy Council Charter

20 October 2009
Rev. 2019

Purpose: To improve communications and strengthen collaboration between extractive metallurgy members of TMS, SME, and MetSoc.

Who: Total of 9, 3 from each society. Leaders of the council will typically be the chair of TMS-EPD, chair of SME-MPD, and the president of MetSoc, though each society may designate their leader along with their members.

How: The three society boards have given overall approval to this council. Specific changes to this charter need only to be approved by the members of this council.

When: Periodic conference calls and emails between committee members with face-to-face or phone call meetings at least annually.

Details: Each meeting is chaired by a representative of a different society. The chair is responsible for setting up the meeting, preparing the agenda, taking minutes, and submitting minutes in a timely fashion to the team for approval. A google group is set up to store files.

Sponsorship: Meeting minutes can be shared with the appropriate leadership of each society.

Funding: Incidental expenses for the face-to-face meeting will be paid from the budgets of the three societies. NAEMC does not anticipate raising or soliciting additional funds.

Activities: This council may discuss joint conferences, programming, training, awards, outreach, etc. Any decisions are not binding to the three societies.

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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