Eric Grimsey was born in Brisbane and graduated from the University of Queensland with a PhD specialising in pyrometallurgy in 1974. He has contributed to the minerals industry throughout his career as an educator, a researcher, an industry consultant and through his service to the AusIMM.
Eric was a founding staff member of Murdoch University and their minerals program and later joined the minerals engineering and extractive metallurgy program at Curtin University, where he served as Professor of Minerals Engineering and Director of the Western Australian School of Mines.
Eric has been an enthusiastic supporter of AusIMM in various roles over many years, including branch chair, conference organiser, council member and vice president, and as chair of a review of AusIMM’s Code of Ethics. He is a recipient of the AusIMM President’s Award and an Honorary Fellowship, and currently serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee in support of the AusIMM’s key role as a custodian of professional standards in the industry.
Now retired, Eric is an Emeritus Professor with Curtin University. He is proud of his contribution to the minerals industry through his research on the fundamentals of pyrometallurgical processes, his development of specialised teaching materials that continue to be used at Curtin and through the many students that he has been privileged to teach over the years at both Murdoch and Curtin. He takes pleasure in observing their success and progress through the industry.
Eric is also the proud father of two sons who are graduates of the WA School of Mines: Robert, in mining engineering and David, in minerals engineering.