Brimacombe Memorial Lecture
Monday, 8 May • 8–9 a.m.
The AIST J. Keith Brimacombe Memorial Lecture Award 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 2018 Brimacombe Memorial Lecturer is John G. Speer, Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., USA. His lecture is titled The Continuing Development of Modern Steel Products.
2018 J. Keith Brimacombe Memorial Lecturer
John G. Speer
Director, Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., USA
John Speer is the John Henry Moore Professor of Physical Metallurgy and director of the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center at the Colorado School of Mines. Speer was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pa., USA, and earned a B.S. degree from Lehigh University and a D.Phil. in physical metallurgy from the University of Oxford, U.K. He was affiliated with the Homer Research Laboratories of Bethlehem Steel Corp. from 1983 to 1997, where he was involved in product research, customer and operations support, and research management. He became a professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines in 1997, and has been active in teaching, research and service at Mines since that time. Speer also served as Mines’ associate vice president for research from 2008 to 2013. He is a Distinguished Member and Fellow of AIST and a Fellow of ASM International. He represents AIST as a Trustee of the American Institute of Metallurgical, Mining and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), and also serves as the 2017–2018 president of AIME.