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Senior Management
 
 
V.I. (Lucky) Lakshmanan Ph.D., FCAE., FIMM., FCIM 
Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan is an internationally renowned scientist, innovator, entrepreneur and teacher in the area of technologies for sustainable development. He has more than 40 years of hands-on experience in technology development and commercialization, having successfully guided process technologies from concept through development and demonstration to commercialization for energy (including renewable energy), resources and chemical (including specialty chemical) industries. Dr. Lakshmanan has consistently identified and developed innovative applications in technology commercialization.
 
Born and educated in India, Dr. Lakshmanan obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry from Bombay University and moved to Canada in 1974 after serving as Lecturer in Minerals Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. His corporate experience includes roles in Noranda, Eldorado Nuclear, ORTECH Corporation and Process Research ORTECH, the last of which he founded and guided to become a global leader in sustainable process technologies through its laboratory and pilot plant. He has extensive client contacts and relationships at senior levels with major international corporations, as well as academic and government sectors globally. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lakshmanan is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and holds numerous patents.
 
Dr. Lakshmanan is the Chairman of Process Research ORTECH Inc. 
 

Jonathan Chen M.A.Sc.
 
Mr. Chen obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and has a core background in pyrometallurgical processes, specifically in the processing of iron and steel.  Extensive experience in the laboratory and pilot plants at Process Research ORTECH as a Metallurgist has exposed Mr. Chen to a wide range of processing technologies for the recovery of many elements in the periodic table.  Mr. Chen has helped develop processes which have been patented and has published papers in various metallurgical journals and conferences.  Mr. Chen has been a project manager for over 5 years and overseen multimillion dollar projects working with an international clientele. 
 
Mr. Chen is the CEO of Process Research ORTECH Inc.

Abdul Halim Ph.D.
 
Dr. Abdul Halim has over 15 years of experience in developing, simplifying and optimizing the innovative and sustainable process flow-sheets for critical metals including lithium, cobalt, nickel; base metals; PGMs; gold; and rare earths through bench, pilot and demonstration plant operations. He has authored more than 50 scientific and technical papers, 5 US patents and a number of book chapters in these areas.  He worked at different organizations, including, SGS Lakefield, Canada; FLSmidth, Salt Lake City, USA; National University of Singapore; and Kyushu University of Japan. Dr. Halim has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Kyushu University of Japan; Master of Philosophy in Inorganic Chemistry from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); and Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemistry from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also received postdoctoral awards from NSERC of Canada and JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences) of Japan.
 
Dr Halim is the CTO of Process Research ORTECH Inc.