Professors Drelich and Hwang will organize the 1st International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing that will be part of the 2010 TMS Meeting in Seattle. The Symposium will promote physical and chemical transformations that enable valuable metals recovery and/or the production of pure metals, intermediate compounds, alloys (including steel), or ceramics. Symposium participants will focus on innovative high-temperature technologies including non-traditional heating methods and environmental aspects such as offgas handling and by-product processing. The symposium will also address the need for sustainable technologies that reduce energy consumption and pollutant emissions.
Peter Moran received $65,000 from the University of Michigan (MIIE program) for “IME: A Proposal to the MIIE Industry and Economic Engagement Fund for Forming a Partnership Between Tellurex, Corp. and Michigan Tech to Engineer Materials for High-Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generators.” MIIE is Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.