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China’s president presents Utah professor with science award

Jan D. Miller
Jan D. Miller
University of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A University of Utah professor has been presented an international science award from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Jan D. Miller, a professor in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, received the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award during a ceremony on Jan. 8 in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

The award recognizes Miller’s cooperation in education and research with Chinese universities and research institutions on the processing of energy and mineral resources.

According to the U., Miller has traveled to China more than a dozen times, visiting 16 provinces to discuss, advise and collaborate on research involving coal, potash, phosphate, bauxite and other basic metal resources.

The cooperation with China has included lectures, workshops and research projects with Kunming University of Science and Technology, Shanxi University and Central South University, and has involved more than 100 Chinese students and researchers who have visited or studied with Miller’s group at the U.