TMS Logo Recipient: 2000 Institute of Metals Lecturer & Robert Franklin Mehl Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Institute of Metals Lecture, established in 1921, recognizes an outstanding scientific leader who is selected to present a lecture at the TMS Annual Meeting. The Robert Franklin Mehl Award was established in 1972.
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Robert A. Rapp

Lecture Title: “Some Generalities in the Analyses of Equilibria in Ionic Solutions”

Biography: Robert A. Rapp is professor emeritus at Ohio State University’s department of materials science and engineering.

He earned his B.S. in 1956 from Purdue University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1958 and 1959, all in metallurgical engineering. Dr. Rapp was a research metallurgist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base before joining the faculty at Ohio State.

He has published over 230 papers and holds 15 patents. Dr. Rapp was a Guggenheim Fellow from 1972 to 1973, and is a fellow of several societies. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Quote: “As a graduate student at Carnegie Institute of Technology, I knew Professor Mehl and learned from his teaching, example, and leadership. He showed a real interest in my education, development, and welfare. I am pleased and humbled to receive the R.F. Mehl Medal. As a TMS member, I have enjoyed many advantages of membership: participation in programming, publishing and reviewing manuscripts, and presentations and attendance at interesting meetings in many cities. Personal contacts made through TMS membership have helped me professionally with technical problems and have led to personal friendships.”

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