Ernest Peters

"For his pioneering research in hydrometallurgy, which includes his early recognition of the electrochemical nature of hydrometallurgy and his contributions to pressure hydro metallurgy technology.''

AIME James Douglas Gold Medal in 1986

Ernest Peters Is Professor of Metallurgy in the Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He received both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University, and earned his Ph.D. in 1956. After completing his education, Dr. Peters joined the Union Carbide Metals Co., returning to the University in 1958 as a member of the faculty. A visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley in 1971 and 1983, and at Monash University (Australia) in 1976, he was named John R. Lewis Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Utah In 1985. He has consulted with industry, given conference lectures on hydrometallurgy, and has been invited to speak internationally. Dr. Peters holds a number of patents and has published extensively on the topic of hydrometallurgy.

In 1957 Dr. Peters was awarded the AIME Extractive Metallurgy Division Author's Award, and in 1961 received the Chemical Engineering Best Paper Award from the Chemical Institute of from Canada. He was the TMS Extractive Metallurgy Lecturer in 1976. He received the ALCAN Award of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Canada Council Killam Fellowship for outstanding research, both In 1983.