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Recipient: 1997 LMD Light Metals Technical Service Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Light Metals Division Light Metals Technical Service Award, established in 1995, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding long-term service to the light metals industry by consistently providing technical and/or operating knowledge that has enhanced the competitiveness of the industry.
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Kai Grjotheim

Citation: "For his large contribution to improve the basic understanding of the chemistry of the industrial aluminum electrowinning process."

Biography: Kai Grjotheim is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oslo, Norway. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the Technical University of Norway in 1950 and 1956, respectively. After obtaining his Ph.D., he remained at the Technical University of Norway as a professor until 1973, when he joined the staff at the University of Oslo. He also served as Dean of Chemical Engineering from 1969-1972. He is the author or coauthor of 16 books and more than 300 papers. He has received numerous honors and awards.

Quote: "Having been a member of AIME for more than 35 years, I know that TMS has been very useful for me in making personal contacts with colleagues all over the world and especially in the United States. I consider this award as an acknowledgement that my technical and scientific work with many coworkers has been useful to the world's light metals industry."

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