Young Named 2020-2021 SME Henry Krumb Lecturer


Montana Technological University’s Dr. Courtney Young has been named a 2020 - 2021 SME Henry Krumb Lecturer based on his presentation Chalcopyrite Depression with Orfom D8 of Cu-Mo Bulk Concentrates During Trial Runs at this past year’s SME Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) in February. Young is the Lewis S. Prater Distinguished Professor in the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department where he teaches and conducts research in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. This presentation is an example of what Young loves to do: work with companies to help solve problems and get both undergraduate and graduate students involved in hands-on, real-world experiences while on campus.

The purpose of the Krumb Lecture Series is to make outstanding speakers from the mining industry available for SME local section meetings. The lecture series offers the best technical presentations to those who were not able to attend the SME ACE meeting. Providing professional development opportunities for the mining industry is the mission of the program and adheres to the spirit of Henry Krumb himself who endowed The School of Mines at Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Young will conduct at least three presentations from October 2020 to September 2021.