McGill Metals Processing Centre
Administratively, the MMPC has a Director and an Associate Director. The governance of the MMPC is the responsibility of its Board. The Director and Associate Director of the MMPC report to the Dean of Engineering, who acts as Chair of the McGill Board of the MMPC. The current McGill Board of the MMPC includes Dean Nicell (replacing Acting-Dean Andrew Kirk), the Vice-Principal Research, Dr Rose Goldstein (or the V-P representative Mrs. Maureen Donato), Dr. Roderick Guthrie (as Director) and Dr Mihaiela Isac (as Associate Director), plus three (external) members of our International Advisory Board; our President, Mr Nigel Morrison, PISO President of Heritage Environmental LLC, USA, Prof-Dr Robertus Boom (Scientific Advisor of M2i, TATA steel, and Emeritus Professor, Delft University), and Dr. Yuichi Tsukaguchi, Senior Research Fellow, of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metals Corporation of Japan (or alternatives, depending on availability). We elected to have a higher number (than requested) of external members to our McGill Board of the MMPC, to ensure that always we can count on their required presence at our Board meetings. We also have three other active professors who are also members of the MMPC, Professor Kinnor Chattopadhyay (U of T), Professor Mainul Hasan (McGill Univ.), and Professor Mamoun Medraj (Concordia),
plus a graduate student (PhD), Mr. Ge SA (McGill).
The MMPC also reports to the Provost’s office, providing a financial report plus an Annual Report. The MMPC uniquely includes an International Advisory Board (IAB) comprising some 20 corporate members to whom the Director and Associate Director also report. The MMPC organisation further includes an Executive Academic Committee consisting of all MMPC professors from McGill and other academic organizations engaged in the various
collaborative research themes and activities associated with the Centre. Similarly, the MMPC has a number of sub-committees comprising groups of academic and industrial researchers working on the various generic research programs associated with the Centre’s research activities (strip casting, full scale water modelling, metal quality, safety performance of bio- and synthetic materials during handling of molten metals, and environmental protection oriented studies). These sub-groups report to the IAB on a semi-annual basis, as does the Director and Associate Director.