Junior Scientist from Freiberg Awarded by the Society of Mining Professors

At the Workshop in Talinn (Estonia)
Bruno Grafe, member of the junior scientist group InnoCrush, was awarded for his speech about rock analysis at a workshop at the Technische Universität in Talinn (Estonia).

From May 13 to May 15, the first junior scientist conference of the Society of Mining Professors, organized by Prof. Michael Hitch, professor of mining, as well as Dr. Veiko Karu (both from the Technische Universität Tallinn)  and Dr.-Ing- George Barakos (TU Freiberg), took place at the TalTech in Talinn/Estonia. At this event, 15 scientists had the opportunity of networking and academic exchange of experience in workshops, discussions and by papers. Also two doctoral candidates and a masterstudent of the international master’s course  „Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management“ from Freiberg attended the conference.

The main goal of the Society of Mining Professors is to guarantee the scientific, technical, academic and professional knowledge required to ensure a sustainable supply of minerals for mankind. The Society facilitates information exchange, research and teaching partnerships and other collaborative activities among its members. Young scientists should be integrated into the network with about 450 members and about 120 countries to be able to benefit from this.

Bruno Grafe, project manger at the young researcher group InnoCrush, was honoured for the best paper about his research about the development of geometric  rock analysis systems of mechanic extraction machines. The second and third prize were given to Diana Lezcano from RWTH Aachen as well as Antonios Kalogeropoulos from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). The three winners got a invitation to the annual conference of the Society, which takes place in Bochum this year.

„At InnoCrush, eleven young academics from six professorships are working on future technologies of a minimally invasive and sustainable mining. We have to prepare mining for the future, so we will be supply the future high-tech society with the necessary raw materials“, Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt, head of the project, explained. 

Contact Person: Dr. Georg Barakos, Tel. +49 (0)3731 /39-3602