The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium

ICSOBA Academic Committee

ICSOBA is a well-recognized international non-for-profit association of members with the vision of being the “Technology Conference of the Aluminium Industry, for the Aluminium Industry”.

ICSOBA is also a proponent of academic participation in its annual conference, with a particular emphasis on the involvement of students and young researchers in the early stages of their careers. This is made possible by our esteemed Academic Committee, comprised of leading scientists from various academic institutions, who conduct research on the primary aluminium production process, from Bauxite to Ingot.

The Academic Committee is responsible for a range of activities, including participation in two meetings per year, acting as ICSOBA ambassadors in their respective universities, encouraging students and colleagues to present their research to the aluminium community at ICSOBA's annual event, discussing the criteria and evaluation process for the Student Travel Awards (STA) and Best Paper Awards (BPA), participating in the Student Evening during the conference, suggesting thematic topics for special symposiums or sessions, and serving as session chairs for these symposiums, if they choose to participate in the conference.

By joining the ICSOBA Academic Committee you will be:

  • Supporting our long-term vision of promoting the training of young scientists in the field of aluminium,
  • Enhancing the dissemination of fundamental research at our annual event,
  • Promoting new fields of academic research,
  • Increasing the visibility of your research, your students, and your institution among industrial researchers,
  • Preselecting students for consideration for ICSOBA Student Scholarships or Travel Awards,
  • Enjoying a 10% discount on your registration fee for the ICSOBA annual event.

The ICSOBA Academic Committee membership is free of charge and is renewed every other year.

For any further information, please contact us at and we will provide you with all details on ICSOBA Academic Committee or Individual membership and the application process corresponding to your specific situation.

ICSOBA Academic Committee Members

Prof. <br>Houshang Alamdari

Houshang Alamdari



Prof. <br>François Allard

François Allard



Prof. <br>Gisele Azimi

Gisele Azimi

University of Toronto


Prof. <br>Lucas Dion

Lucas Dion

University du Chicoutimi à Québec


Assoc. Prof. <br>Franca Jones

Assoc. Prof.
Franca Jones

Curtin University


Ph.D. <br>Salem Haggag

Salem Haggag

American University in Dubai


Prof. <br>Jean-Philippe Harvey

Jean-Philippe Harvey

École Polytechnique de Montréal


Prof. <br>Smrutirekha Mishra

Smrutirekha Mishra

Institute of Chemical Technology


Prof. <br>Dimitrios Panias

Dimitrios Panias

National Technical University of Athens


Prof. <br>Suraj Tripathy

Suraj Tripathy

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology