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Webinar: The future of metallurgical education – importance, status, opportunities

PD Hours
Join us online to discuss the future of metallurgical education – importance, status, opportunities with Prof Evgueni Jak 

About this event

There is a clear lack of metallurgy graduates now, and the demand for the metallurgy graduates will grow with the increasing role of metallurgy. In the foreseeable future current society challenges will need to be solved such as recycling, high-tech developments, e-mobility, decarbonization. Only UQ and Curtin universities still have metallurgy programs in Australia with low number of students, all others were closed. Metallurgy programs are under review from the universities due to low number of students. The reasons for the low metallurgy students numbers will need to be analysed. An opportunity to significantly increase the number of metallurgy graduates needs to be addressed if universities, industry and government work together collaboratively and proactively.


Evgueni Jak

Evgueni Jak is Professor in Pyrometallurgy at the School of Chemical Engineering, co-founder and currently Director of the Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre with research programs on copper, lead, recycling, thermochemistry supported by major metallurgical companies including Aurubis, Atlantic Copper, Anglo-Americal Pt, BHP (Olympic Dam), Boliden, Glencore (Kazzinc, PASAR, GT), Gopher, Outotec, Penoles, RHI-Magnesita, Rio Tinto (Kennecott Smelter) as well as a number of other direct R&D support projects and consultancies. He graduated with Master of Engineering (metallurgy) from St Petersburg Polytechnique University, Russia in 1984, then worked in industry for a large-scale steel casting company progressing from shift engineer to an executive management position. In 1995 he completed a PhD in Pyrometallurgy at UQ, then worked at the CRCT, Canada – developers of the computer thermodynamic package FactSage. Dr Jak returned in 1996 to take up research and subsequently academic positions at UQ. Author of over 400 scientific papers; recipient of a number of awards from international journals, TMS, gave a number of plenary, key-note and invited lectures at international conferences; received a number of ARC Discovery and Linkage grants.

Date and Time

Thursday, 06 October 2022
12.00pm – 1.00pm (UTC+10:00)


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Non-Members - $30
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