Mines professor named president of American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers board
GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 22, 2011 – The Trustees of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) appointed Mines Metallurigcal and Materials Engineering Professor and Associate Department Head Brajendra Mishra as its president at the annual board meeting in Park City, Utah, on Aug. 13.
AIME was established in 1871. It is the first founding society of the United Engineering Foundation and is the parent organization of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology; the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).
Mishra served as the 2006 president of TMS and is a Fellow of the American Society for Materials; International. Mishra is presently leading the TMS effort on Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources, and is the co-chair of the SPE-led Carbon Management Technology Conference – a collaborative program of the AIME member societies, the Americal Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Mishra has served at Colorado School of Mines since 1990 where he directs the National Science Foundation Center for Resource, Recovery and Recycling.