Prof Mark Schlesinger

Academic CV


Professor of Metallurgical Engineering and Research Investigator (Center for Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate Center for Materials Research), Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1400 N. Bishop Ave., Rolla, MO 65409-0340 (appointed 1990).

Registered Professional Engineer (metallurgical), State of Missouri (1992–)

Degrees: Ph.D. Mat. Sci. & Eng. University of Arizona, 1988
(Minor, Nuc. Eng.)
M.S. Mat. Sci. &. Eng. University of Arizona, 1985
B.S. Met. Eng. University of Missouri-Rolla, 1980

Positions Held: Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-
Rolla, Rolla, MO (1995-2001)

Visiting Scientist, G.K. Williams CRC for Extractive Metallurgy, Melbourne, Australia (1996)

Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO (1990-1995)

Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (1988-90)

Visiting Professor, University of Missouri-Rolla, Generic Mineral Technol¬ogy Center for Pyrometallurgy, Rolla, MO (summer, 1989)

Research Assistant, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (intermittent, 1984-88)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1986-87)

Research Engineer, Dow Chemical Co., USA, Texas Div., Freeport, TX (1983-84)

Production Engineer, Dow Chemical Co., USA, Texas Div., Freeport, TX (1980-83)

Honors and MMRRI Fellowship, University of Arizona, 1986-87, 1987-88
Awards: Dean's List, University of Missouri–Rolla (two semesters)
Alpha Sigma Mu (metallurgical honorary fraternity, 1980)
Faculty Excellence Award, University of Missouri–Rolla, 1994
NSF International Manufacturing Research Fellowship, 1996
Fulbright Scholar (Sweden), 2002
TMS Extraction and Processing Division Education Resource Award, 2008
TMS/UMC Education Resource Award, 2008
Missouri S&T Outstanding Freshman Advisor, 2009–10



Research Interests: Materials thermochemistry, pyrometallurgical processing, phase equilibria, thermal analysis, refractories


Professional Minerals, Metals and Materials Society of AIME; ASM International; Associ-Society tion for Iron and Steel Technology; American Society for Engineering Educa-
Memberships: tion

Professional TMS-AIME

Society EPD Awards Committee, 1998–1999, 2005–2006
Activities: Extraction & Processing Division Administrative Council, 1991–
(JOM Division Newsletter Coordinator, Education Committee Representative, Program Committee Representative, Publications Committee Representative, Treasurer, Vice-Chair)
Copper, Nickel and Cobalt Committee, 1990–2006 (Copper '95 North American Organizing Committee, 1993–1995; Rep. to EPD Continuing Education Committee, 1990–1992)
Education & Professional Affairs Committee, 1990–1999 (Secretary, 1992–1994; Professional Registration Subcommittee, 1992–1994; Orga¬nizer, Symposium on Design Education in Metallurgical and Materials Education, TMS–AIME 1993 Annual Meeting; Organizer, Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Experiments, TMS–AIME 1995 Fall Meeting)
Nominating Committee, 2002–2005
Professional Registration Committee, 1994– (Chairman, 1994–1996)
Process Fundamentals Committee, 1990– (Program Chairman, 1990–1992; Secretary, 1992–1994; Vice-Chairman, 1994–1996; Chairman, 1996–1998)
Program Committee, 1998–2002 (Grid Chairman, 2001)
Publications Coordinating Committee, 2002–2005
Recycling and Waste Treatment Committee, 1999– (Organizer, General Abstracts Sessions for Recycling, 2005 TMS–AIME Annual Meeting; Vice-Chairperson, 2006–2008; Chairperson, 2008¬–10; REWAS Organizing Committee, 2008¬–09)
Aluminum Processing Committee, 2008–10
Reviewer for Metallurgical Transactions A, Metallurgical Transactions B

Pyrometallurgical Processing Committee, 1990–1992

University Affairs Committee, 1997–2003 (Belton Award Committee)

ASM International
Journal of Phase Equilibria Committee/Commission, 1992–1998 (Vice-Chairman, 1992–1993; Chairman, 1993–1994)
Alloy Phase Diagram Committee, 1992–2004
MSD Thermodynamics & Phase Equilibria Committee, 1994–2004
Associate Editor (1997–), Reviewer for Journal of Phase Equilibria

Participating Organizations Liaison Committee, 1994–1996
Examinations for Professional Engineers Committee, 1997–1998

Current Research Thermodynamic Development of Corrosion Rate Modeling in Iron Phosphate
Activities: Glasses, 2009¬–

Courses Taught: Met. E. 202: Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory
(Missouri S&T) Met. E. 203: Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy
Met. E. 204: Transport Phenomena in Metallurgy
Met. E. 222: Metals Processing Laboratory
Met. E. 281: Introduction to Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Met. E. 301: Metals Recycling
Met. E. 303: New Developments in Chemical Metallurgy
Met. E. 315: Metallurgical Process Design Principles
Met. E. 355: Process Metallurgy Applications
Met. E. 358: Steelmaking
Met. E. 381/Chem. E. 381: Corrosion and Its Control
Met. E. 401: Steelmaking Process Development
Met. E. 451: Metals Refining
MSE 422: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Bas. Eng. 50: Statics

(Utah) Met. E. 320: Material and Energy Balances
Met. E. 562: Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Met. E. 571: Pyrometallurgical Techniques
Met. E. 575: Rate Processes

University School of Mines and Metall. Shop Supervisor Selection Committee, 1991 Committee Parking, Traffic, and Security Committee, 1991–1993
Activities: Appeals Subcommittee, 1991–1993 (Chairman, 1992–1993)
(UMR/MS&T) Academic Standards and Admissions Committee, 1992–1997
Academic Assessment Committee, 1994–1999
Committee on Faculty Conduct, 1997–1999
School of Mines and Metallurgy Hazardous and Toxic Substances Commit-
tee, 1992–1996
Academic Freedom Committee, 1997–2003, 2010–
Campus Tenure Committee, 1997–2003

GAANN Advisory Committee, 1995–1996
School of Mines and Metall. Distance Learning Committee, 2001–2002
Career Opportunities Center Assistant Director Selection Committee, 2001
Communications Program Task Force, 2002
Blue Ribbon Task Force for Faculty Workload and Related Issues, 2002–2003
Tenure Committee, 2003–2008
Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2004–2006, 2011–2012 (Chairman, 2005–2006)
Discipline Specific Curriculum Committee, 2008¬–

(Utah) College of Mines and Mineral Industries Commencement Committee, 1988–1989
College of Mines and Mineral Industries Computer Committee, 1988–1989