Professor Richard J. Fruehan-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Richard J. Fruehan

U.S. Steel Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

University Professor

Co-Director of Center For Iron and Steelmaking Research

Associate Editor of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions

Address:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Office: Wean Hall 4319
Phone: (412) 268-2677
Fax: (412) 268-7596

Bio

R. J. Fruehan received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Imperial College London and spent 12 years at U. S. Steel before joining Carnegie Mellon University. He established the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research in 1985 and is Co-Director. He has published over 200 papers, three books and the holder of seven patents. He is the recipient of numerous international awards and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Education

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Research

  1. Primary metal production with the goal of reducing energy and
    emissions.
  2. Fundamentals of gas-metal and slag-metal reactions.
  3. Refining of metals for high quality products.
  4. Examining competitive, economic, and environmental issues
    related to metal production.

Publications

"Development of a Decarburization and Slag Formation Model for the Electric Arc Furnace" Hiroyuki Matsuura, Christopher P. Manning, Raimundo A. F. O. Fortes and Richard J. Fruehan, ISIJ International, Volume 48 (2008)

“Reduction of Iron-Oxide-Carbon Composites: Part I.  Estimation for the Rate Constants”  S. Halder and R. J. Fruehan,  Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Volume 39B (2008)

“Reduction of Iron-Oxide-Carbon Composites: Part II.  Rates of Reduction of Composite Pellets in a Rotary Hearth Furnace Simulator”,  S. Halder and R. J. Fruehan,  Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Volume 39B (2008)

"Reduction of Iron-Oxide-Carbon Composites:  Part III Shrinkage of Composite Pellets During Reduction", S. Halder and Richard J. Fruehan, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, B, Volume 39B (2008)

“Application of Rapid Inclusion Identification and Analysis to Railway Wheel Steel Microcleanliness”, J. M. Gailbraith, R. J. Fruehan, G. S. Casuccio, M. S.Potter, H. Matsuura, C. P. Lonsdale, 15th International Wheelset Congress, Prague Congress Center, Prague Czech Republic, (2007)

Co-Director of Center For Iron and Steelmaking Research
Associate Editor of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions