Roshan B. Bhappu

Roshan B. Bhappu

AIME Past President
Member Society

Roshan B. Bhappu is President of Mountain States R& D International Inc. In Tucson, Arizona. He received his Met.E., M.S. and D.Sc. from the Colorado School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona and New Mexico. Dr. Bhappu began his career with Miami Copper Company, Miami, Arizona. Five

years later he joined the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. During his fourteen-year tenure at New Mexico Tech, he acted as the Senior Metallurgist of the New Mexico Bureau of Mines, Head of the Metallurgy Department, and Vice President of the New Mexico Tech Research Foundation. In 1972 Dr. Bhappu joined Mountain States Mineral Enterprises, Inc. to initiate the Mountain States Research and Development Division which was spun off as a separate company in 1987.

He has authored more than 100 publications and has been co-editor of several SME books. Dr. Bhappu has been very active in Society affairs and has served as the Chairman of the MPD and a Director of SME. He is a Distinguished Member of the Society and recipient of the Robert H. Richards Award of AIME. Dr. Bhappu was 1990 President of SME.