Dr. Germain Labonté earned his Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University. He subsequently earned Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from McGill University by investigating the application of the electrochemical model of the flotation of sulphide minerals to improve selectivity.
Dr. Labonté has an extensive background in mineral processing, mining, teaching and technology transfer, research and mineral resources project development. His career spans positions of Production Metallurgist (Les Mines Selbaie), Senior Research Engineer (Inco Technical Services Limited, Mississauga), Senior Mineral Processing Engineer – Business Development (Vale) , Senior Metallurgist / Project Manager (SGS Minerals Services), and Senior Process Engineer (SNC-Lavalin). He was also an Adjunct Professor teaching the art and science of froth flotation (Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program, University of Toronto) and has given seminars on the application of electrochemistry in selective flotation.
Based on his extensive background, Dr. Labonté has collaborated with DHE Minerals as a consultant in the areas of flow sheet development, integration of mineral processing and hydrometallurgy process flow sheets, development and management of bench scale and pilot plant test programs, trade-off studies and financial analysis in copper, copper-zinc, copper-nickel, gold, and PGEs industries