Kyle Saltmarsh wins the IOM3 Australian Young Persons' Lecture Competition

Western Australia Branch
6 Jun 2018
Competitors, judges and organisers of the IOM3 Australian Young Persons' Lecture Competition 2018

The fourth annual IOM3 Australian Young Persons' Lecture Competition took place on Friday 25 May 2018 and was kindly hosted by the Western Australia School of Mines, Curtin University.

A presentation by Kyle Saltmarsh of The University of Western Australia (UWA) on "Acoustic based condition monitoring in the resource industry" was the winner. Kyle will go on to represent Australia at the Young Persons'  World Lecture Competition to be held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in October.

The other competitors were Bianca Spice (Talison Lithium), Aida Carneiro (UWA), Vincent Lim (UWA) and Md. Rizal Abda (Curtin). Bianca spoke on "The effects of high chrome grinding media on the flotation of spodumene"; Aida spoke on the "Economic evaluation of alternative management strategies for the disposal of tailings in Western Australia"; Vincent's presentation was entitled "Towards risk-based hydrate management strategies in subsea oil and gas flowlines"; and Abda spoke on "Resilient graphite to mitigate lost circulation in fractured reservoir".

The prizes were awarded by the IOM3 WA Branch Committe Chairman, Nick Hunt-Davis.

Thanks are also due to the three judges on the night, Evan Biggs, Dr. Carla Boehl, and Alan Dickson.

Image (left to right): Nick Hunt-Davis (IOM3 WA Chairman), Md. Rizal Abda (Curtin), Kyle Saltmarsh (UWA - winner), Vincent Lim (UWA), Aida Carneiro (UWA), Bianca Spice (Talison Lithium), Alan Dickson (Judge), Carla Boehl (Judge), Evan Biggs (Judge) and Sia Doshvarpassand (Organiser).