ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Ramana G. Reddy is an ACIPCO
Chair Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Associate
Director of Center for Green Manufacturing; and Adjunct Professor
of Chemical Engineering at The University of Alabama. His academic
and research work experiences include: Professor and Chairman of the
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at University
of Nevada, Reno; Visiting Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory;
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; and Argonne National Laboratory.
Professor Reddy has 20 years of teaching and research experience in
the field of chemical and materials engineering. He obtained his Ph.D.
degree from the University of Utah. He has conducted projects involving
thermodynamics and kinetics of metallurgical reactions; Pyrometallurgy,
Hydrometallurgy, Plasma processing of metals, Molten Salt Electrolysis
and Waste Processing.
He has published over 164 research papers in journals and 7 books
including one undergraduate student textbook in thermodynamics. He
has also delivered more than 116 invited lectures and research presentations
in the USA and abroad. He has advised and worked with over 60 research
scholars, students and visiting scientists. Dr. Reddy was recently
recognized as a John Lewis Distinguished Lecturer of the year by the
University of Utah.
Dr. Reddy has served in many leadership positions within the College
of Engineering, University and other national and international organizations
and has received many honors and awards.
EXTRACTION & PROCESSING DIVISION DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Location: Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Room: South Level 6, Room 608
Emerging Technologies in Extraction and Processing of Metals
Ramana G. Reddy, FASM, The University of Alabama
About the topic:
The growing need to conserve energy, materials and prevent environmental
pollution led to an increased demand for better understanding of potential
as well as existing processes. In this context, thermodynamic and transport
modeling of materials and processes provides a rapid and costeffective
means of conducting and minimizing the complexity of experimental investigations
and developing innovative and environmentally friendly metallurgical processes.
This presentation concentrates on some of the key examples from the authors
experience, application of engineering fundamentals on new technologies
as extractive metallurgy of copper, lead, aluminum and other nonferrous
metals and processing of nanocomposites. Some possible ideas will be discussed
for future directions in extraction and processing of metals and training
of professionals in this exciting discipline.