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Recipient: 2001 Application to Practice Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Application to Practice Award was established in 1985 to recognize outstanding achievement in the transfer of research results or findings in the metallurgical and materials science fields into commercial production and practical use as a representative of an industrial, academic, governmental, or technical organization.
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Edward A. Loria

Citation: "For transferring significant research results into commercial practice for a wide range of metals and alloys, over a career of more than 50 years with several companies and application to several industries."

Biography: Edward A. Loria is a metallurgical consultant retired from Universal-Cyclops Specialty Steel Division of Cyclops Corporation.

He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering in 1944 and 1946, respectively, from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was named Fellow in 1946 and Senior Fellow in 1950.

Mr. Loria has held various positions with four major steel companies, two major alloy producers, two research institutes, and a U.S. government laboratory. He has published over 200 papers, accepted as advancements in state-of-knowledge on metals producers and usage.

Honors received include: AIME Charles H. Herty Award, ASM Fellow, Engineering Materials Achievment Award, Edgar C. Bain Award, Andrew Carnegie Lecture, and William Hunt Eisenman Award.

Quote: “This award means so much to me as it recognizes my career of over 50 years in transferring research findings and plant developments into commercial practice for a wide range of metals and alloys. It has been my life and I enjoy it even to this day. As a TMS Legion of Honor Member, the association and friendship with my peers has inspired me and benefited my work through many years of TMS activities.”

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