Dr. Barun Gorain
Recovery of minor and strategic metals from base metals waste streams
Dr Barun Gorain has more than 25 years of experience in precious and base metals plant operations, capital projects, and in technology and innovation roles. He has worked on various senior strategic roles spanning various global mining companies. Some of his key roles include Chief Technology & Innovation Officer for Hindustan Zinc (Vedanta Resources), Director with Barrick Gold based in Toronto and as a Group Leader at Teck in British Columbia. Dr. Gorain has a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the JKMRC, University of Queensland in Australia and a B.Tech. in Mineral Engineering from Indian School of Mines (now IIT, Dhanbad). Some of his recent accomplishments include underground mine digitalization & automation, building a world-class Collaboration Centre integrating multiple mines, mills, smelters and power plants, enhancing ore to metal recoveries through Milling Excellence along with various patented metallurgical process innovations converting marginal ores into profitable operations.