Alexander McLean is AlSI Distinguished Professor in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Director, Ferrous Metallurgy Research Group, at the University of Toronto. He earned a B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry in 1958 and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy in 1963 from the University of Glasgow. In 1958 he also received an Associateship from the Royal College of Science and Technology, now the University of Strathclyde. After five years at McMaster University, first as a Post Doctoral Fellow and then as an Associate Professor, he moved to the Graham Research Laboratory of Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation. He joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 1970. Dr. McLean served on the Board of the Iron and Steel Society in 1981-83, both the ISS and AIME Boards in 1984-87 and was ISS President in 1985. Also active in the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, he chaired the Iron and Steel Section and was a member of the Board of the Metallurgical Society of CIM in 1978-80. He is a consultant to a number of companies in North America and serves on the Boards of several Canadian companies as well as the Management Board of AISI for the Direct Steelmaking Project. A Distinguished Member of ISS, Dr. McLean has received a number of other awards including the Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, the Robert W. Hunt Medal of ISS, and the Alcan Award of the Metallurgical Society of CIM. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Refractories Engineers in the UK.