Randy Skagen (left) presented the 2018 John F. Elliott Lectureship Award to Kenneth S. Coley (right).
John F. Elliott Lectureship
History and Purpose
The AIST John F. Elliott Lectureship was established in 1990 to perpetuate the memory of the late professor John F. Elliott, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for his outstanding career as an educator in the field of chemical process metallurgy. This honorary lectureship is designed to acquaint students and engineers with the exciting opportunities in chemical process metallurgy and materials chemistry. It is presented in recognition of distinguished contributions in chemical process metallurgy and materials chemistry to the iron and steel industry. The recipient shall present a lecture at three or more universities, national or international throughout the year following selection. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $7,500.
Nominations shall be made by submitting the AIST Award Nomination Form. Five letters of endorsement, a biography and a proposed citation are required with the nomination.
This lecturer is selected in recognition of distinguished contributions in chemical process metallurgy and materials chemistry to the iron and steel industry. The nominee may be from either industry or academia.
This award recipient will be selected by a special committee of five members appointed by the Awards and Recognition Program Committee chair. Three committee members shall be from AIST and two from The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). Members shall serve two-year terms. The selected candidate must be approved by the AIST board of directors and the TMS board of directors.
About John F. Elliott
John F. Elliott began his tenure as professor of metallurgy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955. He received a bachelor of metallurgical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota in 1942 and a doctor of science degree from M.I.T. in 1949.
He was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow at the Imperial College of London and the British Iron and Steel Research Association in 1965.
Dr. Elliott published actively, often with his students as co-authors, in the areas of the chemical thermodynamics and kinetics of phases and reactions important in pyrometallurgical processes and high-temperature corrosion, iron and steelmaking, and process analysis. He was the co-author of two reference volumes on the thermochemistry of steelmaking.
He received the Robert W. Hunt Award in 1954, the Open Hearth Conference Award in 1955, and the John Chipman Award and Charles W. Briggs Award in 1972. He was the Howe Memorial Lecturer in 1963 and the Extractive Metallurgy Division Lecturer in 1975. Dr. Elliott was elected a Fellow of The Metallurgical Society of AIME in 1968. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Society for Metals and an honorary member of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan. Dr. Elliott was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1975.