Metallurgy and mineral processing

Professor O.Khan was the founder of the subepartment, and the initiator of the opening of the metallurgical and mineral processing majors who has made great contribution to the establishment and development of the steel industry not only in Kazakhstan but also in the former USSR, the famous scientist and metallurgist, academician of ANS of RK, an honored worker of science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Department started in 1995 based on the subdepartment of Chemistry, functioning since 1958.

The need for training of future metallurgists was due to the fact that the East Kazakhstan region has leading industries such as mining and nonferrous-metals industry. Deposits of ores of nonferrous rare and noble metals in the region are exploited and are being prepared for field development.

The largest and technologically unique mining and metallurgical complexes are situated in East Kazakhstan. These include such enterprises as KAZZINC, with the Ust-Kamenogorsk metallurgical complex, the Ridder metallurgical complex, mining Ridder, Zyryanovsk GOK and JSC Ust-Kamenogorsk Titanium and Magnesium plant, JSC Ulba Metallurgical plant, etc. The world famous East Research Institute of non-ferrous metals (Branch of VNIITSVETMET) and Kazakhstan's State Design Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy (LLP KAZGIPROTSVETMET) operate in Ust-Kamenogorsk. All that provided the necessity of training of specialists in the metallurgical and processing profile in our region.

The subdepartment has 25 people including 23 faculty members, including 2 doctors of technical science, 2 PhD doctors, 3 professors and 15 candidates of Sciences.

The subdepartment staff develops such current issues as increasing the raw material base of zinc factories at the expense of involvement in the processing of zinc-containing slag lead smelting and chemical waste, recycling of waste titanium-magnesium production, developing innovative technologies for creating real models for production of new goods and thereby solving the problem of import substitution in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The subdepartment is the youngest among similar departments in Kazakhstan, which is training specialists of metallurgical profile.

Currently the subdepartment of Chemistry, Metallurgy and Enrichment provides training specialists in Bachelor's programs on 5В070900 - Metallurgy,5В073700-Mineral Processing and Master's programs on 6М070900-Metallurgy, 6М073700-Mineral Processing; and in PhD program 6D070900 -Metallurgy.