Patrick R. Taylor
Patrick R. Taylor
- B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Idaho, 1974
- B.S., Math, University of Idaho, 1974
- Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1978
Patrick Taylor is a registered professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy engineering, research, teaching and consulting. He has worked or given invited presentations in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, India, England, Turkey and Egypt. He is experienced and trained in pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, and mineral processing. He has been responsible for lab work, pilot plant work, research, and process development for mineral processing and extractive metallurgy processes related to a wide variety of metals. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers and presentations, and holds 9 patents. He has served as a consultant for more than 20 companies and has been an expert witness. He has been an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, department head (at two universities) and is currently the G.S. Ansell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). He is the director of the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy. He has directed research for more than 100 graduate students and post-docs. He has taught extractive metallurgy and mineral processing university courses for the past 40 years. He has developed and taught 10 short courses to industry. He wrote professional engineering exam questions for 25 years. He is active in many professional organizations including participation in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Distinguished Member, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), the American Society for Metals (ASM) Fellow, and the Mining & Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA).
In 1982 he was named Outstanding Faculty Member in the College of Mines at the University of Idaho In 1990 he was named Distinguished Faculty Member at the, University of Idaho. In 1994 he received the Research Excellence Award from the University of Idaho. In 1996 he was named Fellow of ASM International. In 2003 he received the Milton E. Wadsworth Award from SME. In 2004 he was the TMS Extraction & Processing Division Luncheon Speaker. In May 2006 he was the CSM Alumni Association MME Graduating Senior Outstanding Faculty Member. In December 2006 he was the CSM Alumni Association Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Graduating Graduate Student Outstanding Faculty Member. In 2006 he was the TMS Extraction and Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer. In 2008 he was named a Distinguished Member of SME. In 2010 he received the TMS EPD Distinguished Service Award. He received the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) James Douglas Gold Medal in 2013.