ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
|Donald R. Sadoway is John F. Elliott
Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science
and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained
the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, the M.A.Sc. in Chemical Metallurgy,
and the Ph.D. in Chemical Metallurgy, all from the University of Toronto.
After a year of postdoctoral study at MIT as a NATO Fellow, Dr. Sadoway
joined the faculty in 1978. The author of over 100 scientific papers and
holder of 11 U.S. patents, his principal research interests are high-temperature
physical chemistry, electrochemical processes in molten salts and cryogenic
liquids, and rechargeable lithium solid polymer batteries. Recent research
has focused on nonconsumable anodes for aluminum production, the kinetics
of perfluorocarbon generation in aluminum cells, process fundamentals of
tantalum and titanium extraction, and performance testing of block copolymer
electrolytes for solid-state lithium batteries. In 1995 he was named a MacVicar
Faculty Fellow, MITís highest award for excellence in undergraduate education,
and in 1997 he won the Bose Award which is given to the outstanding teacher
in MITís School of Engineering.
|Georges J. Kipouros is a professor
and Head of the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering at DalTech-Dalhousie
University (formerly Technical University of Nova Scotia). He obtained his
Dipl. Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and
the M.A.Sc and the Ph.D. in chemical/process metallurgical engineering from
the University of Toronto. After three years as a Post-doctoral Research
Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he joined
the Physical Chemistry Department of the General Motors Research Laboratories
in Warren, Michigan as a Senior Research Scientist, where he worked in the
development of processes for the production of neodymiumiron alloys and
magnesium metal. The author of over 60 scientific papers, books, and proprietary
research reports his principle research interests are in the development
of industrial processes for the extraction, refining, and recycling of
materials based on high temperature physical chemistry and electrochemistry
in molten salt environments. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Dalhousie
|C. Edward Eckert is President of
Apogee Technology, Inc. and Quantum Environmental Dynamics, Inc. He is also
an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic
Institute and provides retained consulting services for several companies.
Dr. Eckertís primary research interests include fluid flow and phase separation,
phase equilibria and reaction kinetics in metal treatment reactions, plasma
based materials processing, aqueous phase oxygen dissolution, and aerospace
propulsion. Dr. Eckert performed his undergraduate work in Metallurgical
Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, and received his Ph.D. in Materials
Engineering from Drexel University. Prior to his current positions, he managed
the metal quality program at ALCOA for 11 years (1979-1990), and was an
engineering general supervisor at General Motors-Central Foundry Division
(1976-1979). Dr. Eckert currently holds 122 US and international patents,
has 39 technical publications, is Editor of the TMS book and CD-ROM, Light
Metals 1999, and is a member of Sigma XI, Alpha Sigma Mu, TMS-AIME, The
American Foundrymanís Society (AFS), ASM International, and the Society
of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He was the 1998-99 Chairman of the TMS/LMD
Aluminum Committee, and continues to serve on a number of committees for
During the week of February 1115, 2001, 2001
TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Hilton New
Orleans Riverside Hotel will be the headquarters hotel for the event. All
conference events, including registration, technical sessions, and the exhibition
will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
To register for a course, please use the secure on-line registration form or download the registration form in portable document format. All courses will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel the weekend prior to the meeting, Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, 2001.
Presented by: Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Georges J. Kipouros, Dalhousie University, and C. Edward
Eckert, Apogee Technology
Who Should Attend: Anyone engaged in the processing of light metals
or reactive metals will find this course useful. The course is aimed at practicing
engineers and laboratory scientists who wish to acquire a rudimentary understanding
of this unique but very important class of liquids. Instruction is systematic,
self-contained, and presumes no prior specific knowledge of molten salts on
the part of the participants. The presentation is designed to show how to interpret
contemporary industrial practice in the light of the underlying basic science.
Participants can customize the course by raising questions during two lengthy
open-forum discussions which serve as clinics.
The course is structured so that those interested exclusively in molten salt electrolysis can finish in one day. For those interested in a broader range of applications, including extraction of reactive metals, casting, and purification of reactive metals, these topics along with more of the relevant science are presented on the second day.
Course Overview: Molten salts are found in a wide variety of industrial applications.
The course begins with a comprehensive overview of the field of molten salts
including resources in the literature, databases, etc. Then, using as
case studies (1) the electrolytic production of magnesium, lithium, and aluminum
and (2) the processing of molten magnesium and aluminum, including purification,
casting, and waste treatment, the course presents the physical and chemical
properties of molten salts and discusses how to tailor melt chemistry in order
to meet the requirements of process design. Each day, the course ends with a
clinic, i.e., an open forum in which the instructors field
questions from the participants. A complete set of notes along with
an exhaustive bibliography will be provided.
Sponsored by: TMS Light Metals Division
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