Awards and Recognition - Mintek
16 Awards and Recognition During 2010 a number of mintek researchers received national and international recognition for their work. they were also recognised at mintek for their contribution in making the organisation a research centre that can be reckoned with the best in the global r&D industry. Mintek recognised and awarded outstanding achievements of its staff through its Apex Awards in five categories as follows: technical innovation — could ultimately lead to commercial application. Procedural innovation — improved quality and cost-effectiveness. Development — successful demonstration that could lead to technology transfer. commercialisation — income well above budgeted targets. technology transfer — product or process successfully transferred to industry. mintek annual report 2011 the aDvanceD materials (amD) autek biomeD team — comprising (from left) Dr Salerwe Mosebi, Telisha Traut, Dr Judy Coates and Dr Raymond Hewer — received Mintek’s Apex Awards for its work on the development of an HIV-1 integrase assay kit. Telisha Traut also participated in the 2010 SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SAAWK) Student Symposium and her presentation titled, “The design and synthesis of promising pyrole-carbaldehydes as potential HIV-1 integrase inhibitors”, was adjudged the third best under the Chemistry Section. sonestie Janse van rensburg received Mintek’s Apex Award for her work on the Advanced Leach Facility, which uses a technique that is set to form a key part of the gold testwork service due to be expanded at Mintek. the Pyrometallurgy Division’s conroast team — (from left to right) Rodney Jones, Quinn Reynolds, Tom Curr, Isabel Geldenhuys and Glen Denton — were finalists at the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards 2010. Rodney Jones, Quinn Reynolds and Isabel Geldenhuys were awarded a SAIMM Certificate of Merit for their paper entitled “Recovery of base metals and PGMs in a DC alloy-smelting furnace”. Rodney Jones was also awarded Honorary Life Fellowship by the SAIMM.