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Adelaide Branch

AusIMM Delprat Distinguished Lecture 2023 – 'Time to Show our Mettle!!'

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The Adelaide Branch invites you to attend the upcoming Delprat Lecture Series. This year’s lecture is titled "Time to show our 'Mettle'!" presented by Peter Hayes.

About this event

The annual lecture series celebrates the life of Guillaume Daniel Delprat, who was an engineer and metallurgist, and a pioneer of Australian mining industry.

Major technological changes are currently taking place with the transition to renewable energy sources, electrical power storage, the use of electricity in transportation and the reduction in the use of fossil fuels. These new technologies rely on the availability of advanced materials, and all require the supply of metals and metal compounds. At the same time, there are the ongoing challenges of reducing ore grades, and increasing chemical complexity of primary and secondary metal sources. In this lecture, Peter will examine the Australian response to these challenges and opportunities.

4.45pm: Doors open
5.00pm - 6.30pm: Presentation and Q&A
6.30pm - 7.00pm: Networking drinks and canapes


Peter Hayes

Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
Professor Peter Hayes joined the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1976 and was originally appointed as a lecturer in Ceramic Materials. He has been instrumental in developing the metallurgical engineering curriculum and research program, having established the Pyrometallurgy Research Centre (PYROSEARCH) with close colleague Professor Eugene Jak. He is the author of the book Process Principles in Minerals and Materials Production and has published over 400 research articles in journals, national and international conferences. 

During his time at UQ he also developed the new curriculum for metallurgical engineering, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed for modern industrial practice.

The Braggs Lecture Theatre
University of Adelaide
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Sunday, 05 November 2023
5.00pm – 7.00pm (UTC+09:30)

Date and Time

Sunday, 05 November 2023
5.00pm – 7.00pm (UTC+09:30)


The Braggs Lecture Theatre
University of Adelaide
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
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Members: $25
Students: Free
Non Members: $35
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