TMS Logo Recipient: The 1999 EPD Extraction & Processing Science Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Extraction & Processing Division Extraction & Processing Science Award was established in 1955 and recognizes a paper that represents notable contributions to the scientific understanding of the extraction and processing of nonferrous metals.

Paper Title: "Synthesis of Ultrafine Particles of Intermetallic Compounds by Vapor-Phase Magnesium Reduction of Chloride Mixtures: Part I & II" in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B vol. 29B, April 1998.

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Hong Yong Sohn

Biography: Hong Yong Sohn is a professor of metallurgical engineering in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah. He earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Seoul National University in 1962, his M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 1966, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University at California at Berkeley in 1970. Dr. Sohn is a past recipient of the TMS Champion H. Mathewson Gold Medal (1993) Extractive Metallurgy Lecturer (1990, and Extraction and Processing Science Award (1990 and 1994). He has also served on the TMS Board of Directors.
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Sohini PalDey

Biography: Sohini PalDey is an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. She earned her B.E. at Jadavpur University, India, in 1987; her M.Tech. in 1989 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; and her Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering at the University of Utah in 1995.

Quote: "As a third-time recipient of this prestigious award, I am gratified that my peers recognize the research work I am carrying out with my students, especially considering the fact that there are many other excellent research articles published in the field that deserve recognition. It is particularly rewarding to receive this award together with my former student and coauthor, in that it is the students who actually perform the experiments and make the calculations. We shared many difficult moments as well as the pleasure of obtaining new and sometimes unexpected results; thus, it is very meaningful to share this award with such a former student."

-H.Y. Sohn on behalf of the Extraction & Processing Science Award Winners.

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