Kalev Pugi Award

Emily Moore recognized for research and development

February 8, 2016
Emily Moore, Hatch’s global lead for water and tailings management, has been recognized with another award, this time from the Chemical Institute of Canada for her industrial research and development contributions to the chemical industry. Moore was recently recognized as one of the 2016 Top 100 Inspirational Women in Mining.

As the Kalev Pugi Award recipient for 2016, Moore has demonstrated exceptional creativity and determination, showcasing good experimental design and project management on research and development initiatives during the past 10-15 years.  Previous winners of the Kalev Pugi Award include Hatch’s Bert Wasmund in 2007.  

The multi-awarded PhD is currently working on ways to quantify the cost of water in regards to its uses at a mine site. Previously holding the role of director of Technology Development, Moore was responsible for technology portfolio management including project development, technology transfer, industry–university partnerships and intellectual property management.  Before Hatch, she worked at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada where she helped to bring Xerox’s Emulsion Aggregation toner technology from the lab to manufacturing.  She has more than 20 US patents to her name.  

Moore is a graduate of the engineering chemistry program at Queen’s University and completed her doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.  Moore also served as president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering from 2011–2012. 

Emily Moore will accept the Kalev Pugi Award on April 7, 2016 at the Chemical Institute of Canada’s awards dinner.

The rehabilitation will correct water infiltration, improve slope stability, and mitigate the potential for collapse of the dike.

In order to prevent dam failure, the project team used a very uncommon solution consisting of an inverted filter on the downstream face of the dike. To prevent infiltration, water was piped through the foundation, and a layer of sedimentary shale material was added to the upstream face.