Alan W. Cramb

In recognition of his dedication to the iron and steel industry, in appreciation for his outstanding leadership within the AIME and ISS/AIST organizations, and with gratitude for his special emphasis on the development of ecologically responsible processes.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2009

Alan W. Cramb is the Posco Professor of Iron and Steelmaking and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and was employed first by the Inland Steel Company (1979-81) and then by the Bethlehem Steel Company at the Homer Research Laboratories (1981-86). In 1986 he joined Carnegie Mellon University and became a co-director of the Center for Iron and Steelmaking in 1990. His research interests include casting processes, solidification, clean steel manufacture and the processing of titanium alloys. He is the author of over 140 publications, holds 2 patents, was the recipient of the AISI Medal in 1985 and 1986, and the Robert Woolston Hunt Award of ISS in 1987. He was named an Iron and Steel Society Professor in 1992 and was awarded the Benjamin Richard Teare Award at CMU for excellence in engineering education in 1995. Dr. Cramb was the recipient of the Posco Chair for Iron and Steelmaking in 1997 and President of the Iron & Steel Society in the year 2000. A past Trustee of AIME, he was made a Fellow of the Iron & Steel Society (2000) and was named the John Elliott Lecturer in 2002.