Vice President - Metallurgy
Dr. Dreisinger holds the position of Professor and Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia. He has been a professor at UBC since 1988. He has published over 200 papers and has been involved as a process consultant in industrial research programs with metallurgical companies. He has participated in 15 U.S. patents for work in areas such as pressure leaching, ion exchange removal of impurities from process solutions, use of thiosulfate as an alternative to cyanide in gold leaching, and leach-electrolysis treatment of copper matte. Dr. Dreisinger also co-invented the Mt. Gordon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfide ores and the Sepon Copper Process for copper recovery from sulfidic-clayey ores.
He has been actively involved in the development of the proposed metallurgical flow sheet for Boleo and is one of the recognized experts in the world in the area of hydrometallurgy. He is also a director of Polymet Mining Corp. and Search Minerals and holds officer Positions with Clifton Star Resources, Search Minerals Inc. and South American Silver Corp.