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Sydney Branch and Metallurgical Society

Delprat Lecture Series - Time to show our 'mettle'!

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The AusIMM Sydney Branch will host the first Delprat Lecture in the series for 2023. This year’s lecture is titled “Time to show our 'mettle'! presented by Peter Hayes.

About this event

The event will be a leg of the annual Metallurgical Society Delprat Lecture.

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

Peter Hayes is Emeritus Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Queensland.

Professor Hayes has 46 years experience of teaching and curriculum development in extractive metallurgy, and his textbook “Process Principles in Minerals and Materials Production” is currently in its 4th edition.The focus of Professor Hayes’ research has been in the field of pyrometallurgy, particularly experimental studies on high temperature phase equilibria, and reaction kinetics and mechanisms in metallurgical systems. He was the Foundation Director of the Pyrometallurgy Innovation Centre (PYROSEARCH) and throughout his career developed strong collaborations with the metallurgical industry. A feature of the research has been the focus on fundamental science in support of industrial processes and process development.

Professor Hayes research contributions have been recognised with Awards from TMS and IOM3, and the Peter Hayes Honorary Symposium on Pyrometallurgy at Extraction 2018. He received a TMS Distinguished Service Award in 2018.

5:00pm arrival for a 5:45pm start.


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.

Date and Time

Wednesday, 15 March 2023
5.45pm (UTC+10:00)


K&L Gates
Level 31, 1 O'Connell Street


AusIMM Members - Free
Non-Members - $20
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