Professor Sun Chuanyao received his BE from Northeastern University in 1968 and M.S. from BGRIMM in 1981. His main areas of research include mineral processing technology and floatation theory of ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals.
He has made contributions to mineral processing for complex poly-metallic such as Wo-Bi-Mo, Pb-Zn, Cu-Ni, Li-Be-Ta-Nb and Fe and crystal chemistry research of silicate mineral floatation and has published over 70 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
He is currently the academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
He is the Director of Mineral Processing Academic Committee of China Mining Association, Director of Mineral Processing Technical Committee of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, and Director of State Key Laboratory of Mineral Processing.
He was the former Vice-President and President of BGRIMM.
He is presently a member of the International Mineral Processing Council (IMPC).
He was Executive Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress, which was hosted by China for the very first time, held in Beijing in September 24-28, 2008.