Symposium for Professor Masafumi Maeda
Date : March 9 (Fri), 2018
Place: Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

A special symposium entitled “Symposium for Professor Masafumi Maeda” was held by the JX Metals Endowed Unit, IRCSEM, and Rare Metal Workshop at the Convention hall in Building An on March 9, 2018. The seminar is held to highlight the research activity and prospect of non-ferrous metallurgy of Prof. Maeda. More than 250 people, from the non-ferrous and recycling industries, academia and government related to Prof. Maeda attended and enjoyed a lively discussion.
Professor Tetsuya Uda, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Kyoto University, gave a lecture of “New Smelting Process of Titanium”. Mr. Hiroshi Asahi, Executive director of the Sumitomo Metal Mining gave a talk of “Future perspective of Non-ferrrous mining and smelting and their collaboration of academic-industry-government”. Professor Maeda gave an enthusiastic 90-minute lecture on “Outlook of mining and smelting of non-ferrous materials and the collaboration of industry-academia-government – histories of research and people”. After the lecture, a social gathering was held. This promoted further interaction among the participants.

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