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... He attended Erasmus Hall High School and Columbia University, where he received BS and MS degrees in metallurgy in 1941 and 1942. In 1940 he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Louise Halstead, who survives him as do their children Thomas, Elizabeth, Jane, and David.
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... and became an early adopter of digital computing. Stacks of Hollerith cards enabled him to create a model of the zinc slag fuming furnace, a model that effectively replicated and reliably predicted industrial furnace behavior.1 Later he combined sophisticated thermodynamic models of silicate slag and nickel matte to create a model of the nickel converting process.2 These two papers spawned a number of knock-off publications reporting "improved models" that actually did little to advance understanding 1 A Computer Model of the Slag Fuming Process.
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... It awoke in him a nascent environmentalism and he devoted much of the rest of his work to understanding environmental challenges of metal production and championing positive action. Bringing to bear his prestige, position, and considerable skills in clarity of thought, engineering, speaking, and writing, he advocated that engineers should develop "new technologies that use resources more economically and have minimal stress on the environment," and he called on his fellow metallurgists to "publicly urge the adoption of new methods for collection and recycling of waste metals, new laws restricting the use of scarce metals for purposes that preclude recycling.… In short, we must offer our allegiance to the broad social good in place of the narrow interests of one company or one industry" (1972, "Engineers and the Environment," Journal of Metals [JOM]
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... In addition to his election to the National Academy of Engineering, his numerous professional honors included the AIME James Douglas Medal in 1973 and in 1977 the Sir Julius Wernher Lecture of the UK Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. In the latter part of his career he was regularly invited to visit industrial operations and offer advice.

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