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TMS 2008 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
The following professionals are scheduled in accordance with the Short Courses, Tutorials, and Seminars. Please visit the Continuing Education home page for more information.
Paul Cooper works for London and Scandinavian Metallurgical Co. Ltd (LSM), where he has been since 1988. He is in charge of the company’s laboratory services as well as health safety, environmental and security management. Dr. Cooper also has been technical and quality manager for LSM for many years, heading up research and development activities. Previous to LSM, he worked as a development metallurgist at HDA Forgings in the United Kingdom. Dr. Cooper earned his doctorate in extrusion of aluminium alloys from Imperial College London.
Douglas Granger has spent the last 10 years providing advice on grain refining, alloying and casting technology to aluminum companies. Prior to setting up his consulting business, he spent 35 years in corporate research and development; 25 of those years were at the Alcoa Technical Center where Dr. Granger was given the task of introducing in-line grain refining to all the company ingot plants. When he retired from Alcoa in 1996, he was a Fellow Scientist heading up the solidification center. Dr. Granger earned his doctorate in materials technology from the University of London at Brunel.
Wolfgang Schneider is head of the research and development (R&D) center of Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH in Bonn, Germany. He started his career with the company more than 26 years ago. Before taking over responsibility for the R&D center in 2002, Dr. Schneider was head of the casting and recycling department. He is also a professor of metallurgy at the Technical University of Berlin. Dr. Schneider’s research interests include D.C. casting, filtration, modelling, alloy development and engine casting. He received his doctorate from the Technical University of Berlin in metallurgy.
Peter Schumacher holds the Chair of Casting Research at the University of Leoben and is the managing director of the Austrian Foundry Research Institute in Leoben, Austria. His academic career has been in close collaboration with the aluminium industry, including Alcan Int. Banbury and LSM Rotherham United Kingdom, and led to an advanced EPSRC research fellowship at the University of Oxford. His research interests include D.C. and shape casting, grain refinement and modification of casting alloys, light alloy development and melt metallurgy. He received his doctorate in materials science in 1994 from the University of Cambridge.
David StJohn is chief executive officer of Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST) and holds a Chair in Solidification Technology at the University of Queensland. He has a long record of working with industry on collaborative research programs. In 2005 the CAST Cooperative Research Centre, which Professor StJohn led, was successful in obtaining a third round of seven years of funding. His major research interests are in the casting and heat treatment processing of aluminium and magnesium alloys. Professor StJohn is a graduate of the University of Queensland.
Halvor Kvande has worked with Hydro Aluminum for 27 years. His main focus has been research and development on the Hall-Héroult process for primary production of aluminum. Dr. Kvande also worked part-time as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), for 15 years. He has been a presenter in the international course “Fundamentals and Their Application in Aluminium Production” for the past 14 years, and program organizer of the last four biennial TMS Industrial Aluminum Electrolysis courses. Dr. Kvande has authored or co-authored about 150 papers and five books on aluminum electrolysis and related topics. Forty of those papers were published in the Light Metals volumes. He served as chair of the TMS Aluminum Committee and editor of Light Metals in 2005. Dr. Kvande has received many awards, including the TMS Light Metals Technical Service Award in 2003 for his work with the Hall-Héroult process, the JOM Best Paper Award in 2001, and the Aluminum Reduction Technology Award for his paper published in Light Metals 1997. He earned his doctorate in high-temperature inorganic chemistry from NTNU.
Jerry Marks began his independent consulting firm, J Marks & Associates, in 2000 after leaving Alcoa’s Research and Development Center, where he worked for 14 years as manager of analysis and testing services. As a consultant, Dr. Marks has worked with the London-based International Aluminium Institute (IAI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and individual global metal producers. His work has included the analysis of GHG performance data, development of standard protocols for GHG measurements, and measurements of GHGs at operating facilities. He has also represented the industry at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dr. Marks has served as past chairman of the U.S. Aluminum Association’s GHG Task Force, interfacing with the EPA to achieve cost effective reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases. He recently served as coordinator for the metals chapter of the IPCC revised Good Practices for GHG inventory. A major contributor to the international aluminum industry’s understanding of GHG emissions and their relationship to climate change, Dr. Marks is the author of numerous technical publications and reports in this area. He holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Alton Tabereaux is a technical consultant in prebake and Soderberg technologies. He retired in 2006 as manager of process technology at Alcoa Primary Metals. Dr. Tabereaux also worked in research and development at Reynolds Metals Company for 26 years. He is a respected leader in cell diagnostics and cell operations as well as the emission of PFC gases during anode effects. Dr. Tabereaux teaches in the biennial TMS Industrial Aluminium Electrolysis course as well as in an international course, Process Metallurgy of Aluminium, held in Norway each year. He is a regular contributor to the Australasian Aluminium Smelting Technology Conference held in Australia and New Zealand. Past chair of the TMS Aluminum Committee, Dr. Tabereaux was editor of the book Light Metals in 2004. He has obtained 17 U.S. patents and published more than 60 technical papers. Dr. Tabereaux has received many awards, including the TMS 2007 Light Metals Distinguished Service Award and the JOM Best Technical Paper Award for “Prebake Cell Technology: A Global Review” in 2000 and “Anode Effects, PFCs, Global Warming, and the Aluminum Industry" in 1994. His doctorate is in chemistry from the University of Alabama.
Brad L. Boyce is a Principal Member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His primary research interests are in mechanical performance and reliability of structural materials, and MEMS materials. Dr. Boyce is a Key Reader for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, and a former Hertz Fellow.
Erica T. Lilleodden recently joined the Materials Research Institute at the GKSS Research Center in Geesthacht, Germany. Previously, she worked at the Forschungszentrum in Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Using a variety of mechanical testing and microscopy techniques, Dr. Lilleodden’s research efforts are focused on small volume plasticity in metals, with particular interest in the effects of microstructural and geometric length-scales.
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