Aysan Molaei pushed against boundaries in her homeland of Iran to become a rare female Mining Engineering graduate. She continued her studies in Canada, achieving a doctorate in Mining and Materials Engineering. Aysan is currently a Research Metallurgist with Sherritt and a key part of Sherritt’s Next Generation Laterite Program. She regularly collaborates with teams of scientists and engineers to develop more sustainable metal recovery processes.
Aysan’s curiosity and sense of adventure led her to pursue mining engineering because there are always challenges that require new and innovative solutions. “Sherritt is known for novelty and innovation. The Next Generation Laterite Program will enhance our reputation as a company that believes in sustainable development and one that cares for the environment as much as it does for nickel production.”
With the support of Aysan, the work of Sherritt’s Technologies Division, and employees across the company, Sherritt is proud to demonstrate a track record of innovation and environmental responsibility.
“Aysan is an integral part of Sherritt’s Next Generation Laterite Program. This is a strategic initiative for Sherritt, which is aiming to increase reserves, decrease the consumption of energy and minimize the production of tailings. This will result in a more sustainable and greener processing flowsheet for producing nickel. Building on the metallurgical education that she received during her Ph.D. studies at McGill University, Aysan is developing into a valuable research scientist with a solid grasp of commercial processing issues.”
– Nathan M. Stubina, Vice President, Technologies, Operations