Courtney Young Named 2020 Recipient of Antoine M Gaudin Awardee


courtney-young-web.jpgMontana Tech faculty member Dr. Courtney Young has been named the 2020 recipient of the Antoine M. Gaudin Award for scientific or engineering contributions that further understand the technology of mineral processing. This premiere award is given by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) per recommendations of its Mineral and Metallurgical Processing Division (MPD).

The citation for his award reads: “For his contributions in advancing the understanding of mineral processing technology through problem-solving research in partnership with industry and for his passionate dedication to students and their careers.”

Last month, Dr. Young was named a 2020-2021 SME Henry Krumb Lecturer for giving one of the best presentations at the 2020 SME Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) this past February. Now, the Gaudin award recognizes not just one thing in his career but rather his cumulative, lifelong efforts, particularly those that involved industry. Those efforts made him a highly successful professional off of campus as well.
Dr. Young is the Lewis S. Prater Distinguished Professor in the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department, where he teaches and conducts research in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. His passion for working with industry, helping solve problems, engaging both undergraduate and graduate students, and doing hands-on, real-world research is second to none.

The award will be presented virtually at the 2021 SME ACE Conference on March 1-5, 2021.