AIME Council of Excellence Seeks Member Input To Fuel Cross-Disciplinary Innovation

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has released a report titled “In Pursuit of Technological Innovation” that outlines the goals and initial analysis of the AIME Council of Excellence, established in 2014 by Behrooz Fattahi, the AIME president at the time. The report is available for free download at the AIME website at

The mission of the AIME Council of Excellence is to convene highly regarded technical experts representing the AIME member societies to continuously identify technologies (mature or leading edge) that might have innovative application within the industries served by these societies. These member societies include The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society; the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; the Association for Iron and Steel Technology; and SPE. Representatives include Khalid Aziz and Ford Brett.

“The industries served by our member societies represent many different technical disciplines and use highly sophisticated technologies in their operations,” said Fattahi, who currently chairs the Council of Excellence. “These technologies have been important enablers in their continuing drive to improve how they solve problems and deliver products and services to consumers. This makes timely development and rapid application of leading-edge technologies critical for their survival and prosperity.”

In addition to sharing its ideas in the report, the AIME Council of Excellence is inviting members of AIME member societies to submit ideas at

“Participation is essential in creating and expanding a network of innovative engineers and scientists to synergize their minds and knowledge to accelerate new technology development and identify new and innovative application of aging or cross-industry technologies,” Fattahi said.


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