AIME Council of Excellence Seeks Member Input on Innovation

Submitted by toni.griffin on Apr 15 2018

The purpose of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Council of Excellence is to review current and emerging technologies which have potential in other disciplines, identify technology gaps, advocate for research, and advise AIME on potential funding needs, external engagement or recognition for these efforts.

AIME's Council of Excellence reviews current and emerging technologies which have potential in other disciplines, identifies technology gaps, advocates for research, and advises AIME on potential funding needs, external engagement or recognition for these efforts.

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has released a report titled, "In Pursuit of Technological Innovation," that outlines the goals and initial analysis of the AIME Council of Excellence, established in 2014 by Behrooz Fattahi, the AIME President at the time. The report is available for free download on the AIME website at Council of Excellence Articles: December 2017

The mission of the AIME Council of Excellence is to convene highly regarded technical experts representing the AIME member societies to continuously identify technologies (mature and/or leading edge) that might have innovative application in within the industries served by these societies. These member societies include TMS, SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration), AIST (Association for Iron and Steel Technology), and SPE (Society of Petro-leum Engineers).

"The industries served by our member societies represent many different technical disciplines and use highly sophisticated technologies in their operations," said Fattahi, who currently chairs the Council of Excellence. "These technologies have been important enablers in their continuing drive to improve how they solve problems and deliver products and services to consumers. This makes timely development and rapid application of leading-edge technologies critical for their survival and prosperity."

In addition to sharing its ideas in "In Pursuit of Technological Innovation." the AIME Council of Excellence is inviting members of AIME member societies to submit ideas via the available form: Crossover Technology Idea Form. "Participation is essential in creating and expanding a network of innovative engineers and scientists to synergize their minds and knowledge to accelerate new technology development and identify new and innovative application of aging or cross-industry technologies," Fattahi said.