Professor Richard J. Fruehan selected as an Honorary Member of AIME-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Richard J. Fruehan selected as an Honorary Member of AIME

In recognition of his life-long commitment to the iron and steel industry through distinguished service to AIME, ISS and AIST, and for his exceptional contributions to the fundamental knowledge of iron and steelmaking and to the development of new steelmaking technologies, Professor Richard J. Fruehan, US Steel and University Professor has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) and ratified by the AIME Board of Trustees as an Honorary Member of AIME.

AIME Honorary Membership is one of the highest honors that the Institute can bestow on an individual. It is awarded in appreciation of outstanding service to the Institute or in recognition of distinguished scientific or engineering achievement in the fields embracing the activities of AIME and its Member Societies. Candidates for Honorary Membership are generally (1) members of the AIME Member Societies who are outstanding in their respective fields and/or who have performed unusual service to the Institute; (2) United States citizens, whether AIME Member Society members or not, who are particularly outstanding; or (3) citizens of foreign countries who are outstanding in their work combined with some official position of service to the profession.

This honor is given to only one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the members of member societies of AIME, which includes Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Association for Iron & Steel Technology and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Ceremonial medallion and certificate of honorary membership will be awarded to Professor Fruehan in May 2007 at the Annual AIST Meeting in Indianapolis.