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Dr. Darryl Butt
Dr. Darryl Butt, Dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and Professor of Metallurgical Engineering

Welcome to Metallurgical Engineering!

Metallurgical Engineers transform metals into products useful for society. Metallurgists are constantly thinking of new ways to minimize waste, maximize energy efficiency, increase performance and facilitate recycling. Learn more!

What is Metallurgical Engineering: Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy

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Jan Miller receives the 2018 IPMI Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan Miller, winner of the IMPC Lifetime Achievement AwardProf. Jan D. Miller, Ivor D. Thomas Distinguished Professor, was awarded the 2018 International Mineral Processing Congress Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Miller has devoted over forty years to undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Utah.  His research covers mainly the areas of mineral processing and hydrometallurgy, specializing in particle characterization, aqueous solution chemistry, and colloid and surface chemistry.  He is a member of SME, TMS, and ACS. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, he was elected to the National Acvademy of Engineering in 1993.  In recent years has has become a world leader in the field of x-ray tomography in minerals processing.

Recent News

Ravi Chandran receives DOE awardRavi Chandran receives $440K DOE grant



Zak Fang elected to rank of NAI Fellow


Weiping Liu, winner of Benvegno Memorial AwardWeiping Liu awarded Benvegno Memorial Scholarship

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Jake Salgado, University of Utah Veteran of the Year


Course Notes

To purchase class notes for MET E 5450/6450 Mechanical Metallurgy, pay $44 by credit card and pick up your copy from Kay in 412 WBB.

Roger and Dawn Crus Center


Message from the Chair

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New Department Chair Michael Simpson talks about his vision for the department. Read more.

Outreach Programs

Are you a high school student or teacher interested in learning more about Metallurgical Engineering?  Learn about our Outreach Programs!


Questions? Frequently asked questions from prospective students, current students and faculty are found here.

Last Updated: 10/12/18