Headed by Engr. Patrick Sukop, Deputy Director (Metallurgy) the Metallurgy Department, basically consist of the Metals Processing and Production Division and the Materials analysis & Metal Testing Division, which is responsible for carrying out R&D activities in the general field of Metallurgy such as pilot scale Pyrometallurgical Research and Development studies for the improvement and development of processes in the production of the following: i. Ferrous and non-Ferrous alloys spare parts and machine components by casting technology. ii. Niobium - Tantalum concentrate for export and/or eventual extraction of Niobium and Tantalum metals. iii. Lead and Zinc metals. iv. Tin metals. v. Other metals and products including Titanium, Ferro-Alloys, etc. The Department is also responsible for undertaking Mechanical tests, Metallography, Failure Analysis and non-destructive tests on metals and alloys. It also undertakes studies on and develops various protection methods to combat Corrosion including research and development studies on metal finishing processes like enamelling, electroplating, etc. The Department in conjunction with the Research Development and Consultancy Services Department also establish, organise, conduct and participate in training courses, seminars, conferences, symposia on specialized areas of Metallurgy for target clients (groups) as may enhance effectiveness of activities of the Centre or efficiency of officers and employees. These responsibilities and other client-based activities may be conducted at certain defined cost (s).
Metal Testing and Analysis
This handles testing and analysis of metals.
ENGR. YASKUMA USMAN - D(MET)
METALLURGY DEPARTMENT D(MET)
National Metallurgical Development Centre [NMDC], Jos established by Act 50 of 1992, is a Research and Development organization with the mandate to carry out research and development activities for the Metallurgical and allied industries for the development of the nation’s solid minerals sector.