Dr. Gary Kordosky
Dr. Gary Kordosky a world-renowned expert in Solvent Extraction. He holds an MS in Organic Chemistry and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, from The Ohio State University. His work in solvent extraction began in 1974 when he joined General Mills Chemicals, the inventors of the Alamine, Aliquat and LIX families of metal recovery agents. His experience includes development and evaluation of metal recovery reagents, metal recovery process development and process evaluation, technical service, marketing and plant troubleshooting and he has been a member of part plant startup teams for SX plants in the United States, Chile, Peru, Australia and Zambia. Dr. Kordosky is an inventor on 18 US patents and has authored more than 40 papers. He was awarded the 1989 Fritz Henkel Innovation Award for the development of LIX 87QN, the reagent used to recover Ni at the Queensland Nickel plant and he also won the 2007 Cognis Innovation Award for helping develop a flowsheet that saves significant amounts of acid when agitation leaching copper oxide ores. He is the recipient of the 2013 Milton Wadsworth Award from the SME for “His life-long contributions to the development of SX technology”. Dr. Kordosky has served on the editorial board for the journal Hydrometallurgy and on the International Committee for Solvent Extraction. He was the Co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2008 International Solvent Extraction Conference, held in Tucson, Arizona.