Tarshizi Named Outstanding Young Scientist
A professor at Michigan Technological University will travel to Denver later this month to accept a prestigious award from an international organization.
Ebrahim K. Tarshizi, an assistant professor of mining engineering in Tech’s Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Industrial Minerals and Aggregates Division (IM&D) Outstanding Young Scientist Award by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).
Tarshizi’s educational background shows his enthusiasm and passion for mining engineering. He earned a PhD degree in geo-engineering/mining engineering from the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He also received a master’s in mining engineering with a graduate minor in business from UNR and an MBA from UNR’s College of Business. Tarshizi earned his bachelor’s degree in mining-exploration engineering from Azad University in Iran,and is currently a master’s candidate in Data Science, an interdisciplinary program at Michigan Tech.
Candace A. Trimble, senior geologist from Oil-Dri Corporation of America, nominated Tarshizi for the award, noting he “has been significantly contributing to SME, mining education and industry. He is highly qualified due to his dedication and valuable services to the IM&AD.”
Tarshizi’s previous advisor, Jaak Daemen at University of Nevada, Reno, says Tarshizi “is a strikingly good and enthusiastic communicator. He has established, very quickly and very successfully, a broad and highly diversified professional network. For example, he has become intensely involved in a range of professional activities with and through SME. He has created and organized multiple sessions on mine simulation. As a result, he has, for someone this young and this early in his career, established an amazing. large and diverse professional network, in academia, in private industry and in government research sponsoring agencies.”
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