Programme de développement des nouveaux professionnels

La Société de la métallurgie et des matériaux (MetSoc) de l’ICM a créé le Programme de développement des nouveaux professionnels (NP) afin d’améliorer les possibilités qui s’offrent aux nouveaux professionnels qui ont récemment entamé ou repris une carrière dans le secteur de la métallurgie ou des matériaux au Canada.

Le programme vise à inspirer les nouveaux diplômés et ceux qui réintègrent le milieu à se voir comme de futurs leaders dans leur domaine.

Emerging Professionals


Si vous connaissez une personne de votre entreprise qui devrait faire partie de ce programme, n’hésitez pas à la nommer et à travailler avec elle pour soumettre une candidature.

Une journée dans la vie d’un NP

Au cours de deux ans, les nouveaux professionnels et les membres du MetSoc suivront un parcours exceptionnel axé sur le partenariat, de réflexion, de coaching et d’inspiration.

  • Trésorier / secrétaire / président de section
  • Présente un article pour COM et d’autres conférences
  • Réviseur d’articles
  • Présente une affiche / aide à l’organisation de sessions d’affiches
  • Aide à l’organisation de cours de courte durée
  • Participe à l’organisation de webinaires
  • Contribue aux entretiens avec des professionnels dans les domaines techniques
  • Participe aux bulletins techniques
  • Aide à la conservation du projet à venir des publications MetSoc

Nouveaux Professionnels


Thierno Saidou Barry

Groupe AEM Canada Inc. – Hydrométallurgie
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Thierno holds a master’s degree in materials engineering obtained in 2020 at Laval University, Canada and a bachelor’s degree in mining/minerals engineering obtained in 2017 at Inönü University, Turkey. During his studies, Thierno acquired relevant knowledge in minerals processing, hydrometallurgy, mechanochemistry and materials characterization areas as a researcher. He is a co-author of many papers published in these areas with an h-index of 5 and cited 65 times. After his master’s degree, Thierno worked as a CEP in process engineering at Groupe AEM Canada Inc. a chemical company specializing in the production of high purity alumina from December 2020 to March 2022. Presently, Thierno works as a production engineering technician at Gentec Inc.

Matt Boulby

The Metals Company – Pyrometallurgy
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Matt Boulby received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in 2019 and has over two years of experience in the mining and mineral processing industry.

Matt began his career in consulting, helping to design process plants for gold projects in Northern Canada, Guatemala and Vietnam. He quickly found that while he recognized the world’s requirement for metals, he had concerns about the industry’s negative impact on the environment. In July of 2020, he began working with The Metals Company (TMC), supporting their efforts to commercialize a project using polymetallic sea nodules to supply critical minerals for electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries. In this role, he was introduced to metallurgy for the first time and has since helped contribute to the development of TMC’s zero solid waste, low emission flowsheet and the subsequent completion of two pyrometallurgical pilot-scale test work campaigns. He enjoys working with the team at TMC as they attempt to provide a more sustainable supply of nickel, copper, cobalt and manganese to the world.

Outside of his professional interests, he is an avid traveler (having visited over 30 countries), a sports fan and an ice hockey referee. He is thankful to have been named by MetSoc as an Emerging Professional in Pyrometallurgy and is looking forward to participating in the program, learning from and collaborating with his section members.

Paulo Gamez Campos

Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada LTD – Mineral processing
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Paulo Gamez Campos completed his B.A. in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of British Columbia in 2021. With a strong focus on mineral processing and sustainable mining, Paulo was involved in several precious metal extraction projects throughout his studies.

He is currently employed by New Gold Inc working on the Rainy River Project in the area of capital projects and waste management. At his workplace, Paulo had the opportunity to see the operations of a gold-silver mine and the current technology used to process precious ore on an industrial scale allowing him to better understand how sulphide ore is currently processed.

As a young professional, Paulo is eager to expand his knowledge in the field of mineral processing and to assist the industry in finding new ways to sustainably process ore using emerging technologies while maximizing ore recovery.

Renaud Daenzer

Aurel Systems Inc., Burnaby, BC – Hydrométallurgie
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Renaud Daenzer attended McGill University as a co-op student in Materials Engineering before completing a master’s within the Aqueous Processing Group. His interest in hydrometallurgy led to a move across the country to complete a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia with a focus on the leaching of refractory gold ores using calcium thiosulfate. After graduating, Renaud worked briefly in the water treatment sector prior to joining Aurel Systems Inc. as a process simulation applications engineer using CADSIM Plus. Within Aurel, Renaud works on product and business development, marketing, and sales and drives partnerships with the aim to contribute to new innovations in the field of mineral processing.

Sunny Deng

SNC lavalin – Pyrométallurgie
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Sunny Deng is a Junior Process Engineer working in the Pyrometallurgy group at SNC-Lavalin. She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, with her studies focused on pyrometallurgy and plant design. Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, she has completed internships working in the Oil & Gas and Consumer Product Manufacturing industries where she gained experience in metallurgical failure analysis and product and process design. In her current role, she has worked on a decarbonization white paper internally for SNC-Lavalin and has co-authored a paper for publication on Copper e-waste smelting for Copper 2022. She is looking forward to developing her network, skills and interests in extractive metallurgy and sustainability as a professional engineer. Sunny is excited to begin her role as an Emerging Professional in the Pyrometallurgy section.

Rachel Ko

HATCH LTD. – Durabilité environnemental
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Rachel is currently a process engineer at Hatch Ltd. with 4 years of experience primarily in non-ferrous pyrometallurgical processes. She graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from Queen’s University and is currently pursuing a part-time Master of Engineering at the University of Toronto with an emphasis in sustainability.

Before joining the world of pyrometallurgy, Rachel worked primarily in energy management and energy efficiency improvement. It was this work that motivated her desire to become part of the equation in solving one of today’s greatest challenges. The growing importance of sustainability in pyrometallurgical processes is evident. With the mining & metals sector undergoing a very unique transformation today, it is an exciting time to be part of the movement!

Mohsen Mohammadijoo

NOVA Chemicals Corporation – Métaux légers
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Mohsen Mohammadijoo is a Materials Integrity and Metallurgy Research Engineer at NOVA Chemicals. Prior to joining NOVA, he led the Welding and Materials Engineering team at EVRAZ NA R&D where he contributed mainly to the oil and gas pipeline materials integrity. Among his responsibilities and interests is the assessment of materials integrity and process reliability for a diverse range of energy applications for hydrogen fuel, oil and gas, as well as the automotive industry. Prior to his professional career, he completed his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Prof. Hani Henein. Mohsen enjoys spending time hiking with his family and playing soccer and basketball with his little son.

Ibrahim Ogunsanya

University of Toronto – Materials
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Ibrahim Ogunsanya is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ogunsanya possesses degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (BSc, University of Lagos) and Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering (MASc and Ph.D., University of Waterloo). He has a multifaceted technical career across the fields of materials science, metallurgy, mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering. He employs a metallurgical and material science approach to proffer solutions to material durability and sustainability challenges in structural (on cement, concrete, and steel reinforcing alloys), nuclear (on concrete and metal alloys), and automotive (on lightweight alloys) engineering sectors. He is also a professional engineer in Ontario, and a member of professional societies such as NACE, TMS, IoM3, and CIM.

Daniela Rossetto

Eddyfi Technologies, Quebec – Durabilité environnemental
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Daniela Rossetto is an Applications Expert at Eddyfi Technologies and has a multidisciplinary background dedicated to research projects with industrial applications.

In 2021, Daniela completed a master’s program at Laval University (with honors), evaluating new anode technologies to achieve a more sustainable zinc electrowinning process. Prior to that, she accumulated three years of experience in R&D projects for bauxite and alumina production, as well as three undergraduate scholarships in topics including mineral characterization and recovery of rare earths from electronic waste. In her current role, she supports the development of customized Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) solutions based on Eddy Current Arrays (ECA).

Her research interests include urban mining, industrial waste minimization, circular economy, and green process technologies.

Joshua Stroh

School of Engineering, UBC-Okanagan – Métaux légers
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Dr. Joshua Stroh completed his Ph.D. in 2021 at the University of British Columbia, where he is now working as a Manager and Engineering Specialist for the High-Performance Powertrain Materials Laboratory. His research has been focused on minimizing the carbon footprint of the transportation industry through the development of lightweight powertrain alloys with improved strength and creep resistance at elevated temperatures. Dr. Stroh has worked closely with the industry on optimizing manufacturing processes to minimize the evolution of residual stress in complex castings of engine components. The results of this collaborative research enable the manufacturing of the next generation powertrains with substantially reduced environmental impact. Dr. Stroh has over 20 publications and has presented his research at several international conferences.

Hakan M. Tunc

BBA – Traitement des minéraux
(2022-2023 récipiendaire nouveaux professionnels)

Hakan Tunc was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, and moved to Montreal, Quebec, to obtain his B.Eng. degree in Materials Engineering at McGill University. Since 2018, Hakan has been working at BBA Inc., starting his career in Montreal and currently living in Vancouver, BC. Hakan has been involved with precious metals, base metals, iron ore, and battery metals projects at the study and engineering levels. He designed mineral processing plants under the guidance of industry experts for many Canadian clients.

Hakan’s ultimate goal is to dissolve the silos in the mining industry by promoting clear communication, continuing education, diversity, and inclusion. He is working towards understanding the main pillars of the mining industry through technical, business, and sustainability perspectives.



Michael Benoit

The University of British Columbia – Métaux légers
(2021-2022 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)

Co-organisateur de CrossTalk: Heavy Conversations About Light Metals

Michael Benoit is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Dr. Benoit’s research is mainly concerned with welding & joining and additive manufacturing of Al alloys. He is particularly interested in developing high strength and crack-resistant Al alloys for additive manufacturing. Prior to joining the University of British Columbia, Dr. Benoit received his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo for his research on brazing of Al alloys for automotive applications.  He was awarded a Banting postdoctoral research fellowship to study additive manufacturing of Al alloys at the RMIT Centre for Additive Manufacturing in Melbourne, Australia.

Douglas Kao

Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) – Durabilité environnemental
(2021-2022 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)


Douglas Kao holds a B.A.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia and possesses over four years of mineral processing experience working in both the private and non-profit sectors.

Since 2019, Douglas has been engaged in the world of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM). His work primarily involves the technical design and management of responsible gold extraction systems in ASGM communities, which has taken him internationally to project sites in Indonesia, Mongolia, and the Philippines. Before this, Douglas worked for Imperial Metals, Cameco, and in water treatment with a focus on process optimization, debottlenecking, and systems piloting and commissioning projects.

Aside from his professional aspirations, Douglas is an avid equestrian and traveler. He looks forward to participating in MetSoc’s Sustainability section as an Emerging Professional.

Shuhong (Max) Shen

Hatch – Materials
(2021-2022 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)


Shuhong(Max) is a Process EIT in the Downstream group at Hatch Ltd. Since joining Hatch, Max has worked on projects in several groups with a main focus of steelmaking, including dynamic simulation of steelmaking plant logistics, process modeling of EAF, AOD and hot strip mill, cold rolling mill motor upgrades, downstream steelmaking techno-economic review and risk assessment, as well as development of coating mass control software for galvanizing lines. Max has a strong passion in novel steelmaking and treatment technologies, and applying data-driven digital solutions to improve client operations.

Prior to joining Hatch, Max has obtained M.Eng. and B.Eng. degree in Materials Engineering at McGill University, with a research focus on utilizing machine learning techniques on hot rolling mill process modeling.



Alex Cao
Alex Cao

Vale Canada Limited – Hydrométallurgie
(2020 et 2021 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)


Alex received his Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Central South University in China. His interest in hydrometallurgy led him to obtain a Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia, where his focus was on the electrorefining of high purity manganese. Prior to joining Vale, he spent three years working in metallurgical testing and project-development of spent lithium-ion battery recycling and manganese ores processing. He is currently working as a Senior Metallurgist in the Hydrometallurgy team helping with the process metallurgy challenges in Vale Base Metals operations.

Abdallah Elsayed
Abdallah Elsayed

Assistant Professor, University of Guelph – Métaux légers
(2020 et 2021 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)

Co-organisateur de CrossTalk: Heavy Conversations About Light Metals

Interview avec Abdallah Elsayed

Dr. Abdallah Elsayed completed his undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at Ryerson University with a research focus on light metal solidification and characterization. After completing his Ph.D., Abdallah was employed at Nemak Canada Corporation located in Windsor, Ontario as a research engineer. Abdallah joined the school of engineering at the University of Guelph in July 2017 with a research focus on advanced manufacturing and characterization of automotive and aerospace materials. Abdallah has more than 30 journal publications with numerous conference proceedings and presentations.

Abdallah is a professional engineer and member of ASM International, TMS and CIM. Abdallah was the 2020 recipient of the ASM International Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers and 2020 TMS Light Metals Division Young Leaders Professional Development Award.

Jessica Hiscocks
Jessica Hiscocks

Kingston Process Metallurgy – Métaux légers
(2020 et 2021 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)

Co-organisatrice de CrossTalk: Heavy Conversations About Light Metals

Interview avec Jessica Hiscocks

Jessica Hiscocks is a physical metallurgist who has done metallography and research on materials from Aluminum to Zirconium. Her early work was in solid state forming, including extrusion and friction stir welding, and her recent Post-Doc used computer simulation to optimize aluminum flow during sand casting.

Her current work involves the development of physical metallurgy services, research, and training at Kingston Process Metallurgy. She aims to help create a hub of academic and manufacturers relationships in Kingston, promoting light metals and sustainability.

Other fields of interest include the development and promotion of open-source software for metallographic analysis purposes, and studying Japanese.

Jessica is pleased to join the Light Metals section of MetSoc as an Emerging Professional.

Fangyu Liu
Fangyu Liu

Hatch – Hydrométallurgie
(2020 et 2021 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)


Fangyu Liu is a graduate process metallurgist at Hatch Ltd. He has gained process experience for the development of process design basis, process design criteria, process flow diagrams, process control diagrams, functional description, equipment sizing, mechanical equipment list, HAZOP study, mass balance, and steady-state process simulation. He has also developed a dynamic thickener model to simulate the tailing treatment process with extended experience on dynamic process simulation.

Dr. Liu completed his Ph.D. in metallurgical and materials engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, USA with a research focus on the electro-reduction of rare earth elements in the molten salt system.

In 2019, Fangyu was selected as a member of the Young Leaders Committee in the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). In 2020, he received the Emerging Professional Award from the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of Canada.

Sable Reid

Rio Tinto – Durabilité environnemental
(2020 et 2021 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)


Sable Reid has three years of experience as a Process Metallurgist at the Rio Tinto operated Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. located in Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories. Prior to her role at Diavik, Sable completed her Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at University of Toronto. Throughout her studies, she completed multiple innovative research projects aimed at process/production improvements, revenue generation, and technology development in collaboration with multiple industry leaders such as Rio Tinto, General Electric Power and Water, and Universal Alloy Corporation. Her interests include sustainable development and extractive metallurgy. She is an enthusiastic and ambitious engineer looking forward to growing her career in the Metallurgy field.

Arthur Stokreef

Glencore – Pyrométallurgie
(2020 et 2021 récipiendaire Nouveaux Professionnels)


Arthur attended Queen’s University and studied mining engineering. In his master’s degree, he supported a research contract between Kingston Process Metallurgy and a custom copper smelter. The scope of this work was to study the client’s flash smelting process and complete proof of concept testing of a sensor. The project concluded with a plant trial of the sensor at the client site.

After graduating school, Arthur started work at Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations as a project metallurgist at their nickel smelter. In this role, he has become very interested in data analytics, which he uses in tandem with his process knowledge to support the operation. He has used this new passion to co-develop a training program to teach other engineers at Glencore how to analyze data with python.


Anciens lauréats du Prix:

François Cardin
Zinc électrolytique du Canada limitée – Durabilité environnemental

Peng Chang
Teck – Durabilité environnemental

Brittany MacKinnon
Hatch – Durabilité environnemental

Roberta Neumann
Teck – Durabilité environnemental

Lorena Tere
Hatch – Pyrométallurgie
2017, 2020

Raphael Soldi
Sherrit International – Management

Jasmina Omri
Goldcorp Porcupine Gold mines – Science des Minéraux

Fariba Safizadeh
University Laval – Hydrométallurgie

Yao Yao Ding
Heroux Devtek – Materials

Shannon Hoekstra
SRK Consulting – Hydrométallurgie

François Audet
Foundry Solutions Metallurgical Solutions – Gestion

Alexander Burns
NORAM Engineering & Constructors, Ltd – Hydrométallurgie

Alison Cummings
Glencore-Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations – Pyrométallurgie

Patrick Gagnon
Tema Isenmann Inc – Science des Minéraux

Michael Molinski
Vale – Pyrométallurgie

Nishit Patel
Hatch – Pyrométallurgie

Ge Sa
Hatch – Métaux Léger

Mashael Alomair
Hatch – Matériaux

Ahmet Deniz Bas
University Laval – Hydrométallurgie

Stewart Cook
Fenix Advanced Materials – Gestion

Thomas Feldmann
5N Plus Inc – Hydrométallurgie

Sara Fitzel
Teck – Environnement

David Levasseur
Centre de metallurgies du Québec – Métaux Léger

David Tomlinson
Teck – Gestion

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