Two Alumni Receive Achievement Awards
SOCORRO, N.M. May 15, 2014 – The
Mr. Igor Gonzales
|Igor Gonzales (left) accepts the Distinguished Achievement Award from President Dr. Daniel H. Lopez and Alumni Association President John Dowdle.|
Gonzales came to New Mexico Tech as a Fulbright Scholar. He earned a Master of Science degree in Extractive Metallurgy in 1984. He previously had earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the
Gonzales was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Barrick Gold on May 2, 2012. He was previously President of Barrick's
Gonzales joined Barrick in 1998 and has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He played a key role in the successful growth of Barrick’s South American business unit and has also been integral to the development of the Pascua-Lama project. Under Mr. Gonzales’ leadership, the
He is a board member for two mining companies, Hudbay Minerals and Sierra Metals. He is currently retired and lives in
Dr. Jose Lopez
Dr. Jose Lopez (middle) accepts the Distinguished Achievement Award from President Dr. Daniel H. Lopez (left) and Alumni Association President John Dowdle.
Lopez is a
He has since become a nationally known and highly respected authority on thrombosis and blood
coagulation. He is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at The Puget Sound Blood Center as well as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Lopez has published more than 350 academic papers and has been cited 7,245 times … and counting.
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