Hosting institutions and organizing committees

        Under the auspices of the Ministry of Education of China, the 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI 2017) will be hosted by University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) jointly with China University of Mining and Technology Beijing (CUMTB) and Liaoning Technical University (LNTU) and supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Coal Society, China Gold Association, China Academy of Safety Science and Technology, China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute, China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group), China National Gold Group, Shandong Gold Group, Guizhou Kailin Holdings (Group), and Datong Coal Mine Group. It is organized by the National Steering Committee, the International Technical Committee, the Executive Council of Chairs, and the Secretariat.

        The National Steering Committee is responsible for guiding directions with regards to the implementation of SDIMI 2017, and comprises the leadership of hosting and supporting institutions:
        Renshu YANG, Co-Chairman, President, China University of Mining and Technology Beijing
        Aixiang WU, Co-Chairman, Vice President, University of Science and Technology Beijing
        Liangshan SHAO, Co-Chairman, Vice President, Liaoning Technical University
        Wangxi ZHU, Director, Engineering Division I, National Natural Science Foundation of China
        Feng LIU, Vice President and Secretary General, China Coal Society
        Yongtao ZHANG, Vice President and Secretary General, China Gold Association
        Xingkai ZHANG, President, China Academy of Safety Science and Technology
        Xinchuang LI, President, China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute
        Keli ZHANG, President, China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd
        Xin SONG, President, China National Gold Group Corporation
        Yumin CHEN, President, Shandong Gold Group Co., Ltd
        Gang HE, President, Guizhou Kailin Holdings (Group) Co., Ltd
        Bin YU, Chief Engineer, Datong Coal Mine Group Co., Ltd
        Nailian HU, Associate School Dean, University of Science and Technology Beijing

        The International Technical Committee is responsible for reviewing conference papers, publishing conference proceedings, and convening conference sessions. While more specialists might be joining, the most dedicated ones currently already on the committee include:
        AGIOUTANTIS Zach, Professor, University of Kentucky, USA
        BLENGINI Gian Andrea, Senior Researcher, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
        CHEN Gang, Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
        CHEN Jianhong, Professor and Associate School Dean, Central South University, China
        HE Xueqiu, Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
        HITCH Michael, Associate Professor and Centre Director, University of New South Wales, Australia
        KARMIS Michael, Professor and Center Director, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
        KLEIN Bernhard, Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
        KOGEL Jessica, Associate Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
        KRETSCHMANN Jürgen, Professor and President, TH Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences, Germany
        LANGEFELD Oliver, Professor, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
        LI Zhongxue, Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
        LU Caiwu, Professor and Associate School Dean, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China
        MUSIYARIRA Harmony, Associate Professor and Dept Head, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
        SHIELDS Deborah, Affiliated Faculty, Colorado State University, USA
        SONG Weidong, Professor and Head of Mineral Resources Dept, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
        SUN Chunbao, Professor and Head of Mineral Processing Dept, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
        VAN ZYL Dirk, Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
        WANG Jiachen, Professor and Vice President, China University of Mining and Technology Beijing, China
        WANG Qing, Professor and Associate School Dean, Northeastern University, China
        WU Shunchuan, Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
        XAVIER Andre, Program Manager, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, Canada
        ZHANG Ye, Director of the Board Office, China Minmetals Corporation, China
        ZHAO Yiqing, Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
        ZOU Steve, Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada

        The Executive Council of Co-Chairs is responsible for planning, coordinating, sponsoring and executing conference programs with assistance of the Secretariat and comprises the core organizers:
        AGIOUTANTIS Zach, Co-Chair Technical and Editorial
        HU Nailian, Co-Chair Sponsorship and Technical
        LI Zhongxue, Co-Chair General and Editorial
        SHAO Liangshan, Co-Chair Technical and Sponsorship
        WANG Jiachen, Co-Chair Technical and Sponsorship
        ZOU Steve, Co-Chair Publishing and Editorial

        The Secretariat comprises:
        Yiqing ZHAO, Secretary general
        Yang LI, PhD, China University of Mining and Technology Beijing
        Jue KOU, PhD, University of Science and Technology Beijing
        Zhenming SUN, PhD, China University of Mining and Technology Beijing
        Jiajie LI, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
        Dongxu HUANG, University of Science and Technology Beijing
        Fisher WANG, University of British Columbia, Canada
        Cong ZHANG, University of Science and Technology Beijing
        Zhixin ZHEN, University of Science and Technology Beijing
        Shuang GAO, University of Science and Technology Beijing

        Contact:
        Secretariat, +86 10 62333454, sdimi2017@ustb.edu.cn
        Dr Yiqing ZHAO, +86 18500225299, zyq@ustb.edu.cn
        Professor Zhongxue LI, +86 13910761199, zxli@ustb.edu.cn