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Recipient: 1997 Light Metals Division JOM Best Paper Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Light Metals Division JOM Best Paper Award, established in 1994, is presented to the author(s) of a paper published in an issue of the preceding volume year of JOM under a light metals-related technical topic.
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Christoph Schmitz

Paper Title: "Designing Furnaces for the Primary Aluminum Industry" in February 1996 issue of JOM.

Biography: Christoph Schmitz is technical director for Alpro Aluminium Processing GmbH, where he is overseeing the design, construction, and operation of an aluminum recycling plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He earned his Dipl.Ing. in mechanical engineering in 1964 at Fachhochschule in Köln, Germany. He has 28 years of experience in the aluminum industry, plant design, project management, and operation with Alusuisse, KHD-Humboldt, Wedag, and LOI. He is the author of papers on aluminum recycling.

Quote: "I am pleased to be a member of TMS because of the broad international acceptance of this Society. The Annual Meeting and JOM offer the opportunity to present ideas and experience to colleagues worldwide. This does not only refer to scientific work but to practice-oriented experience and developments as well. Therefore, to be honored with the JOM Best Paper Award means very much to me and I am proud that I was able to contribute a little share to the development of aluminum technology."

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