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The 2005 Milton E. Wadsworth Award  

Awarded To: Ramana G. Reddy


“For his significant contributions to the field of chemical metallurgy, development of thermodynamic modeling of chemical reactions, furthering the area of metallurgical education, and engineering professional development”

Lecture Title: “Ionic Liquids Metallurgy: A Novel Aluminum Extraction and Refining Technology”

Milton E. Wadsworth Extractive Metallurgy Award is presented to Ramana G. Reddy “for his significant contributions to the field of chemical metallurgy, development of thermodynamic modeling of chemical reactions, furthering the area of metallurgical education, and engineering professional development.” His lecture is titled “Ionic Liquids Metallurgy: A Novel Aluminum Extraction and Refining Technology”. Ramana G. Reddy is an ACIPCO Professor and Interim Head of Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Green Manufacturing at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His academic research work experiences include: Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada; Visiting Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley; Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago. Professor Reddy has over 24 years of teaching and research experience in the field of chemical and materials engineering. He obtained Ph.D. from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. He has conducted projects involving thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical reactions; plasma processing; molten salts and ionic liquids electrolysis, and fuel cells. He has published over 260 research papers and 10 books including one undergraduate student textbook in thermodynamics. He also delivered more than 150 lectures and research presentations in 20 nations. Dr. Reddy has successfully organized 18 national and international symposia. He was appointed as the University of Alabama Coordinator for the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) and NASA, and served as Council Member for the Alabama State Committee for Department of Defense-EPSCoR programs. Dr. Reddy has held several leadership positions within the College of Engineering, University and other national and international organizations. Chair/member of 24 professional societies committees, 42 technical sessions, 25 public and universities committees; consultant to 25 industries, federal institutions and Universities; taught 12 continuing education/ short courses and Associate Editor of Journal of Phase Equilibria. Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of ASM International. He has received the Service Award and the Best Research Paper Award from Light Metals Division, TMS. He also received the Research Award from Jewelry Manufacturing Society. He is the recipient of the Eminent Engineer of the Tau Beta Pi Society and also the 2002 TMS Extraction and Processing Distinguished Lecture Award.

About The Milton E. Wadsworth Award:

The Milton E. Wadsworth Metallurgy Award, established in 1992, recognizes distinguished contributions that advance our understanding of the science and technology of non-ferrous chemical metallurgy.

   
 



 
 
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