Alan W. Cramb
Alan W. Cramb is the Posco professor of Iron and Steelmaking and co-director of the Center for Iron and Steel Research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and was employed first by the Inland Steel Company from 1979-81, and then by Bethlehem Steel Company at the Homer Research Laboratories. At the end of 1986 he joined Carnegie Mellon as assistant professor and became professor in 1995. His research interests include physical chemistry of casting processes, solidification, clean steel manufacture, and processing of titanium alloys. He is the author of over 100 publications and 2 patents in the area of continuous casting. Alan was the recipient of the AISI Medal in 1985 and 1986, and the Robert Woolston Hunt Award of ISS in 1987. He was named Iron and Steel professor by ISS in 1992; received the Benjamin Richard Teare Award at CMU 1995 and has held the Posco Chair since 1997. Alan is an associate editor of Metallurgical Transaction and is the year 2000 ISS president.