The Extraction & Processing Distinguished Lecturer Award, established in 1955, recognizes an eminent individual in the field of the extraction and processing of nonferrous metals with an invitation to present a comprehensive lecture at the TMS Annual Meeting.
About Dr. Lupis: Claude H.P. Lupis earned his M.S. at the University of Paris in 1959, his Ingenieur Civil des Mines in 1961 from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, and his D.Sc. in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965. He served in numerous positions on the faculty of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, which later became Carnegie-Mellon University, until accepting a position as assistant to the president of AMAX Extractive Research and Development, Inc., in 1980. From 1983 to 1987 he was director of Devex Limited, while serving as president of Soricom s.r.l. in Rome from 1984 to 1993. He has been a principal consultant with Claude Lupis and Associates Pty. Ltd. in Sydney, Australia, since 1982.
During his career, he has provided technical and economic evaluations of mining and metallurgical projects; expert opinions in engineering, ironmaking, and steelmaking; risk assessments; feasibility studies; and joint venture negotiations. As a researcher, Dr. Lupis has been the principal investigator on numerous contracts with U.S. federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the metal industry in the areas of alloy and silicate glass structures, thermodynamics and kinetics of reactions, extractive-metallurgy processes, and computer calculations and simulations.
Dr. Lupis has authored or coauthored more than 40 papers, a graduate-level textbook, and two pedagogical films. He owns a patent on the desulfurization of fluorite ores.
He is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of numerous honorary fraternities. He received the Senior U.S. Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of West Germany in 1975 and has been named a Ford Foundation Fellow twice.
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