SEG Distinguished Lecturer (2014)
Kaihui Yang (SEG 2002 F)
Proposed Talk Title:
- Exploration and Research in Different Cultures: Challenges and Rewards.
Kaihui Yang obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 from the China University of Geosciences in Beijing. From 1990 to 1993, he was employed as an associate research professor by the Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. In 1993 he was awarded an International Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and he worked as a postdoctoral fellow from 1993 to 1995 and then as a research scientist until 2003 in the Department of Geology, University of Toronto. His research covered geochemistry, petrology, and tectonics, but has focused mainly on VMS deposits and melt inclusions, with emphasis on the magmatic contribution to the sea-floor hydrothermal systems. He was a senior consultant for Canadian mining companies (Barrick, Inco, Falconbridge, Noranda, and others) and the World Bank Group, working on their projects in Asia and Canada. From 2003 to 2012, he was the President of Asia Now Resources Corporation, a public Canadian company. He led his exploration team and made a significant discovery of gold and base metal deposits in China that won the "Prospecting and Exploration Outstanding Achievements Award" at the China Mining Conference 2011, the annual conference co-organized by the Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. In late 2013, he joined Zijin Mining Group as the Vice President for Exploration and International Development. Kahui is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, a Fellow of Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and a Core Member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He is a guest professor of the China University of Geosciences (Beijing). He organized and co-organized 27 short courses and lectures on ore deposit models and exploration for universities, governmental geological surveys, and industry in China.
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