The J. Keith Brimacombe Memorial Lecture
Monday, May 5, 2008 • 8:00–8:45 a.m.
Room 305 - David L. Lawrence Convention Center
The Brimacombe Memorial Lecture will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The Brimacombe Memorial Lecture was established in 1999 to honor Dr. J. Keith Brimacombe’s outstanding accomplishments in the area of process metallurgy, his dedication to the steel industry and his profound effect on people in the industry. The award is granted in recognition of an individual dedicated to the steel industry to acquaint members, students and engineers with the many exciting opportunities that exist in the area of process metallurgy and to inspire them to pursue careers in this field. The Brimacombe Memorial Lecture is also the 2008 AIME Keynote.
The 2008 lecturer is Dr. Kent D. Peaslee. His lecture is entitled, "Opportunities and Challenges in Steel Manufacturing — Engineering a Brighter Future." Dr. Peaslee is the F. Kenneth Iverson Chair of Steelmaking Technology and a Curators’ Teaching Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), formerly the University of Missouri–Rolla (UMR). Professor Peaslee, who is also the associate chair of undergraduate studies in the UMR Materials Science and Engineering Department, joined the UMR faculty in 1994 and was named a Curators’ Teaching Professor of Metallurgical Engineering in 2006 and named the F. Kenneth Iverson Chair of Steelmaking Technologies in 2007. He has received several teaching awards, including seven UMR Faculty Excellence Awards for research and teaching, 10 UMR Outstanding Teaching Awards, the Class of 1942 Excellence in Teaching Award from the MSM-UMR Alumni Association, the School of Mines and Metallurgy Dean’s Teaching Scholar Award, and in 2007 received the Governor of Missouri’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Peaslee is a manufacturing and process metallurgist with research interests in waste and metals recycling, steelmaking, continuous casting, foundry optimization, metal-refractory interactions and environmental aspects of metal manufacturing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1978 and worked for 13 years in a variety of technical and management positions in the steel industry, including Bayou Steel in La Place, La., Border Steel Mills in El Paso, Texas, Raritan River Steel in Perth Amboy, N.J., and CF&I Steel in Pueblo, Colo. He attended graduate school at UMR, where he earned a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering in 1994. He has published more than 90 papers in technical journals and conference proceedings, mostly in the area of steelmaking and casting technology.