Materials Australia will be co-hosting the John F Elliott Lecture at the University of Wollongong on 18 October.

The Association for Iron and Steel (AIST) John F. Elliott Lectureship was established in 1990. This honorary lectureship is designed to acquaint students and engineers with the exciting opportunities in chemical process metallurgy; inspire them to pursue careers in this field; inform the public of the contributions of chemical process metallurgy and materials chemistry to the association; and honor the late Professor John Elliott of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his many accomplishments and the leadership that he provided during his career.

This year’s lecture will be presented by P. Chris Pistorius. Chris Pistorius is POSCO Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on pyrometallurgy, solidification and electrochemistry. He was an associate professor (1991–1996) and professor (1997–2008) in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and served as the chair of that department from May 2002 to June 2008. Chris has a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The lecture will be presented 18 October 2016:

10:30 – 11:30am | University of Wollongong

3:00 – 4:00pm | Innovation Campus