ABOUT EDX

Prof. Raj Rajamani has been on the faculty of the Metallurgical Engineering Department of the University of Utah since 1980. He has lots of experience in modeling large continuously operating mineral processes, including a variety of grinding equipment and hydrocyclones. He has been working on eddy current sorting of metallic particles for 15 years.

Philippe Blot has over 25 years of experience in the mineral and metallurgical process industries, as an engineer, consultant and entrepreneur. He has applied and implemented a variety of technology-based solutions to improve plant operations. For example, he has collaborated with Prof. Rajamani, liner manufacturers and mill operators on applying the MillSoft DEM simulator to design longer lasting mill liners and improve semi autogenous mill operations and throughput.

Also, Philippe was an integral part of a small team that used newly available EDXRF high resolution detector technology to develop and implement a low power multi-stream analyzer to monitor and control base metal sulfide floatation circuits; this commercial and engineering success lead to the sale of the PERI business to FLSmidth in June 2012.

The same methodology has been used for the EDX project: O2M Tech (Philippe Blot and Don Eggert’s company) was hired to perform the Techno-Economic Analysis and the Technology-2-Market effort of the Arpa-e grant from 2014 through 2017, develop an understanding of the urban mining / non ferrous metals recycling and sorting industry, and identify early technology adopters in this segment. Prof. Rajamani assembled a small team of experts and researchers (Dr. James Nagel, Dave Cohrs) to model and develop the core EDX technology. Together, they formed EDX Magnetics in February 2017 to license the EDX IP from the U of U TVC, continue the scientific developments, and commercialize the technology to the wider market.

Team

Philippe Blot
Philippe Blot
Customer Development / Co-founder
Philippe has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, metallurgist and mineral processing specialist. In 1996, he co-founded PERI, providing expertise, technologies and specialized equipment to the global mineral processing industry. He and his partners sold PERI to FLDSmith in 2012. The following year Philippe began partnering with the University of Utah’s EDX project.
Dr. James Nagel
Dr. James Nagel
Research Scientist / Co-founder
Dr. James Nagel completed his undergraduate degree in 2004 and MS degree in 2006, both in Electrical Engineering, from Brigham Young University. In 2011 he completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah and was awarded the Stockham Medal of Excellence for Conspicuously Effective Teaching. He subsequently worked as a research associate for the University of Utah, where his research focused on applied electromagnetics with a specialty in numerical methods. James began working on the EDX project in 2015.
Dave Cohrs
Dave Cohrs
Product Engineer / Co-founder
Dave studied Environmental Science with emphasis on Analytical Chemistry at the University of Maryland. He managed water quality laboratories at public aquariums for 16 years and has consulted for aquariums, zoos, and academia on water chemistry and life support topics. In 2013 He began working on the University of Utah's EDX project as a University research associate.
Dr. Raj Rajamani
Dr. Raj Rajamani
Principal Investigator / Co-founder
Dr. Raj Rajamani has been on the faculty of the Metallurgical Engineering Department of the University of Utah since 1980 and he currently holds the position of professor. His research interests include population balance modeling of tumbling mills, computational fluid dynamics of hydrocyclones, discrete element modeling of semi-autogenous grinding mills, eddy current sorting of metallic particles and modeling of high pressure grinding rolls. He received the Antoine M. Guadin Award, presented by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Engineers Inc. in the year 2009. Dr. Rajamani Initiated the EDX research at the University of Utah in the 1990s.
Don Eggert, P.E.
Don Eggert, P.E.
Business Manager / Co-founder
Don has over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, engineer, developer and financial specialist. Beginning in 1989 he engineered energy­-efficient retrofits for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. Ten years later he switched fields, developed the world's first banking software to support all microfinance methodologies, and co-­founded Kredits. As CEO of Kredits, Don grew a client base across 33 countries and closed a major investment. In 2013 he began partnering with the University of Utah's EDX Project.

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