Roderick I.L. Guthrie (ISS)
AIME Benjamin F. Fairless Award* in 2001
Roderick I. L. Guthrie, a graduate of Imperial College London, joined McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1967; where he now is the Macdonald Professor of Metallurgy and Director of the McGill Metals Processing Centre. He is a Distinguished Member of the Iron & Steel Society and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and of the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Guthrie is the author of two textbooks on engineering in process metallurgy and the physical properties of liquid metals. A long-time consultant to the steel industry Dr. Guthrie has worked in nearly all segments of an integrated steel plant from blast furnaces through steelmaking and hot mills to annealing and finishing lines. He has co-authored more than 320 publications, 24 of which have received best paper awards and two of which earned the Henry Marion Howe Medal in 1976 and 1981. He is the holder of nearly 750 patents related to the on-line detection of inclusions in liquid metals, the DSC strip casting of metals, vortex suppression devices for eliminating slag carry-over from ladles and tundishes, the aerodynamic design of batch annealing furnaces and methods to improve the recovery of alloy additions in steelmaking.