Terence P. McNulty
2010 Medal of Merit Recipient
Terence P. ("Terry") McNulty earned a B. S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1961, an M. S. in Metallurgy from Montana School of Mines in 1963, and a doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1967. He considers himself very fortunate to have been able to work as an analytical chemist before and during college and to have had jobs in industry during post-graduate studies. He is a Registered Professional Engineer.
He was employed for 20 years by The Anaconda Company in various research, operating, and management positions, the last including 5 years as corporate Manager-Metallurgical Research and Technical Support. He then served as VP-Technical Operations for Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation for 3 years before joining Hazen Research, Inc., as President and CEO. In late-1988, he left Hazen and, with his wife, Carol, founded T. P. McNulty and Associates, Inc., a global consulting firm with as many as 24 associates, including metallurgists, chemical engineers, geologists, and mining engineers. He continued to serve on Hazen's board as an outside director and was Chairman from 1996 until he retired from the board in 2005.
Terry has obtained two patents in copper metallurgy and has published over 40 technical papers and textbook and handbook chapters dealing with minerals processing and extractive metallurgy, process control, energy conservation, and technology development. He is a member of AIME (SME and TMS), MMSA, Mining Foundation of the Southwest, and the National Academy of Engineering, to which he was elected in 2005. He has served for several terms on the MFSW Board of Governors. He was awarded the Distinguished Career Achievement Medal by Colorado School of Mines in 1989 and served on the Board of Trustees of that school during 1989-1992. He was a Henry Krumb Memorial Lecturer for AIME in 1989 and served as an Accreditation Board Visitor for SME and TMS during 1985-1997. In 2002, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Montana Tech. In 2004, he received the Robert H. Richards Award "for distinction in mineral processing" from AIME.