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Georges J Kipouros, Ph.D., P. Eng.

Professor of Materials Engineering
Director of Minerals Engineering Centre

CIM Distinguished Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering
Sexton Campus, Building P, Room 203
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2X4
Tel: (902) 494-6100
Fax: (902) 494-3506
Email: georges.kipouros@dal.ca

EDUCATION


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

 

Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc)

 


Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Diploma of Engineering (Dipl.Eng)

Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

 

 

POSITIONS HELD


00 - present


Director, Minerals Engineering Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

94-present

Professor of Materials Engineering, Process Engineering and Applied Science

 

7/00 - 05

Assistant Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

98 - 06

Faculty Consultant, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

7/97 - 7/00

Vice-Chair, Dalhousie University Senate, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

7/97 - 7/00

Chair, Canadian Metallurgy and Materials Education Council, Board comprising the Department Heads, Chairpersons, Directors and Group Leaders of Metallurgy and Materials Academic Programs in Canadian Universities.

7/97 - 02

Member, Board of Examiners, Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS), Halifax, N.S.

7/95 - 7/96

Sabbatical, Faculty Consultant, Corporate Magnesium Center, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.

7/94 - 7/00

Professor and Head, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, TUNS (DalTech), Halifax, N.S.

7/92 - 7/95

Member Executive, TUNS Faculty Association (TUNSFA).

7/90 - 7/94

Chair, Metallurgical Engineering Program, TUNS, Halifax, N.S.

4/89 - 7/94

Associate Professor, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, TUNS, Halifax, N.S.

9/85 - 4/89

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physical Chemistry, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.

10/82 - 9/ 85

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

9/75 - 9/ 82

Graduate Student with Dr. S. N. Flengas, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

9/72 - 4/74

Acting Head, Bureau of Studies, Permanent Committee for Receiving Ammunition, Greek Armed Forces at PYRKAL Ltd., Athens, Greece.

EXPERIENCE: ACADEMIC


COURSES TAUGHT

.

 

UNDERGRADUATE

GRADUATE

Thermodynamics of Materials

 

Materials Science

 

Metallurgical Process Design

Selected Topics in Process Metallurgy

Non-Metallic Materials

Directed Studies in Materials Engineering

 

Kinetics of Materials Processing

Advanced Process Metallurgy

 

Electrochemical Processing of Materials

Electrochemical Processing of Materials

 

Materials Project Design (supervised 70 B.Eng. and USRA project students over the last six years)

 

Extraction of Materials

 

 

FACULTY/UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

 

09-

Council, Faculty of Graduate Studies

09-

Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, Faculty of Engineering

09-

Sabbatical Leave of Absence Committee

09 -

Graduate Coordinator, Process Engineering and Applied Science (PEAS). Responsible for graduate programs in Biological/Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering and Food Science and Technology

01 - 05

Chair, Faculty of Engineering Space Committee

 

00 - present

Directors, Research Centres Committee

 

97- 00

Steering Committee, Senate, Dalhousie University

97- 00

Academic Priorities and Budget Committee, Senate, Dalhousie University

 

97- 00

Vice-Chair, Senate, Dalhousie University

 

97-98

TUNS/Dalhousie Amalgamation Coordinating Committee

 

97-98

Academic Council Steering, DalTech

 

94-97

Senate, TUNS

94-97

CIDA Programs, TUNS Grant Review Committee

92-93

Graduate Studies Committee

90-05

Department Heads Committee

 

90-98

Undergraduate Studies Committee

 


RESEARCH

 



The research interests of Prof. G.J. Kipouros lie in the fields of Chemical/Process Metallurgical/Materials Engineering - both in fundamental science and engineering applications: in the field of value-added metallurgy; in the area of Materials Science and Engineering; in electrochemical processing aspects and corrosion.


Primary
interest is the electrochemical engineering of molten salt electrolysis.  Specific areas of fundamental research are the thermodynamic, electrochemical and spectroscopic properties of reactive metal halide systems as apply to the production of the metals or coating on the metals and in the recycling of reactive metals.

A major interest is also the development and processing of powder metallurgy (P/M) light metals alloys as a means to sustainability of parts manufacturing. Modeling of processes used in the production of P/M automotive components as well as study of mechanical properties are areas of interest. Surface engineering and its role in the corrosion protection of reactive metals P/M alloys is examined.


Corrosion and protection of reactive metals with emphasis on the surface modification and on preparation of protective coatings.  Utilization of minerals in metal matrix composites.  Metals of interest include the light, refractory and rare earth groups.


Electrochemical aspects of copper production
from aqueous solutions.  Application of potentiodynamic techniques, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in the investigation of the anode passivation of the copper electrorefining cells. Also application of the same techniques for the investigation of the corrosion characteristics of copper-nickel alloys.


Secondary
interest in the engineering applications include the development of electrochemical sensors for use in the process control and optimization of high temperature chemical processes.

In the area of materials science and engineering the interest is in the study of the chemical stability of the interface between the second phase modification agent and the metal matrix in the composites and powder metallurgy alloys. Alloy development via powder metallurgy processing. Combination of powder metallurgy and secondary mechanical processing. The application of potentiodynamic techniques, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in the investigation of the corrosion of boride coatings on the surface of powder metallurgy alloys. Also the application of the scientific principles in the study and the development of phase-change materials. As a corollary of these studies the electrodeposition of metal matrix composites is also under investigation.

 

The primary value-added metallurgy component of the research explores the potential application of certain naturally-occurring industrial mineral fibres or whiskers or particulates as reinforcement in metal-matrix composites.  The use of certain minerals benificiation wastes as additives to metallurgical processes or as reinforcement in metal-matrix composites are also investigated.


A secondary component of the research interests refer to the use of minerals in the development of inexpensive phase-change materials (PCM) for thermal storage.



Research recognition

  • CIM Distinguished Lecturer, 2009


  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Fellowship 2007 (NSERC/JSPS), 2007.

  • Canadian Metal Chemistry Award, CIM Metallurgical Society (MetSoc), 2007

  • Foreign Cooperative Researcher, International Research Center for Sustainable Materials, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

  • N. Dadvand, W.F. Caley and G.J. Kipouros, “Investigation of the Corrosion Behaviour of Electroless Nickel - phosphorus Coatings on Al6061 in Basic Solutions”, Can. Metall. Q., 43, (2), 219-228 ( 2004).
    [ The CIM MetSoc, Best Paper in Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly Award 2004]

  • N. Dadvand, W.F. Caley and G.J. Kipouros, “On the Corrosion Behaviour of Electroless Nickel - boron Coatings in Basic Solutions”, Can. Metall. Q., 43, (2), 229-238 ( 2004). [ The CIM MetSoc, Best Paper in Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly Award 2004]

  • G.J. Kipouros, R.N. Seefurth and R.A. Sharma, "Regeneration of Neodymium Oxide Reduction Spent Salt: Chlorination and Materials Compatibility", Light Metals 1993, Edited S.K. Das, TMS/AIME, Warrendale, PA, pp. 1105-1117, (1993) [Best Reactive Metals Paper related to practice Award in Light Metals '93, Light Metals Division, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society].

    C.H. Hennessey, W.F. Caley, D.P. Bishop and G.J. Kipouros, “Metallurgical Attributes of Experimental Al-Si P/M Alloys Vs Conventional Cast A356”, International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, 44 (1), 21-22 (2005) (Outstanding Poster Award–Metal Powder Industry Federation 2004).

  • C.H. Hennessey, W.F. Caley, G.J. Kipouros, and D.P. Bishop, “Development of Al-Si Based  P/M Alloys”, International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, 44 (1), 50-63 (2005) (Axel Madsen Award –Metal Powder Industry Federation 2004).

 

FUNDING HISTORY

 

 


NSERC Operating/Discovery Grant

11-15

$30,000/y Development of PM magnesium alloys and corrosion of porous materials including PM alloys

06-10

$29,500/y Development of PM magnesium alloys and surface treatment of magnesium

01-05

$29,000/y On improving the purity and utilization of light metals

99-01

$25,757/y The role of MgOHCl and MgO in magnesium technology

97-99

$24,600/y Electrolytic production of rare earth metals and alloys

93-97

$18,000/y Electrolytic production of rare earth metals and alloys

90-93

$18,000/y Electrochemical and spectroscopic investigation of rare earth chlorides


NSERC Strategic/Equipment Grant


Strategic grant, NSERC,

Hot Forging of Emerging Aluminum Powder Metallurgy Alloys
(with D.P. Bishop, W.F. Caley and GKN Metals )
                                                                                                                                                                           

2009      $ 116,458
2010      $ 104,500

2011      $ 101,985

06

$105,080; Optical Microscopy of Advanced Materials, NSERC RT1 (with Plucknett et al)

02

$184,539; Torsion gage (with J.M. Lee)

98

$ 27,545; Glove box furnace and moisture monitor

90

$31,500; Vacuum atmosphere chamber and electrochemical equipment


Materials Characterization Facility, MFA NSERC grant (with M.A.White & others):

02

$ 133,000

03

$ 160,000

04

$ 160,000


Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF)


08-11

$151,900 PRAC, Advanced Ceramic-Metal Composites for Demanding Corrosion-Wear Environments
(with K. Plucknett and Z. Farhat)

06-07

$13,000 Materials Network, Alloy Development
(with D.P. Bishop and W.F. Caley)

04-07

$60,000 Development of Light Metal Alloys with Improved Tribological Performance
(with D.P. Bishop and W.F. Caley)

;

02-07

$120,000 Investigation of protective films formed on electrodic surfaces



Industry Grants

 

09-11

$15,000 US; Steel Dynamics (with W.F. Caley)

 

05-06

$10,000 US; Carbide/Graphite Group (with W.F. Caley)

99-00

$10,141 US; Carbide/Graphite Group (with W.F. Caley)

99-01

$30,000 ; GKN Sinter Metals (with W.F. Caley)


Other Grants

99-01

$10,000/y; NATO Science for peace

;

96-98

$10,000/y; Greek Ministry of Research

;

1992 93

$ 4,000;Travel Grant, Going Global Europe

 

 


SUPERVISION
(Last six years)


12

Andrew Spencer, USRA (expected to graduate 2013)

12

Taylor Mac Lellan, USRA (expected to graduate 2013)

12

Cyril Moulene, Visiting Scientist (expected to graduate 2013)

12

Natacha Rostomov, Visiting Scientist (expected to graduate 2013)

12

Joulien Gervais, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2012)

12

Clement Romero, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2012)

12

Remy Tisseyre, Visiting Scientist (expected to graduate 2013, Bosch)

12

Aurelien Kitiaschvili, Visiting Scientist (expected to graduate 2013, Bosch)

12

Sebastien Demouron, Visiting Scientist (expected to graduate 2013)

10

Greg Sweet, USRA (graduated 2011, M.A.Sc. candidate)

08

Abdulwahab Ibrahim, Ph.D. (expected to graduate 2013)

10

Cui Lin, Professor on Sabbatical until October 2011

10

Chukwuma Candidus Onuoha, Ph.D. (expected to graduate 2013)

10

Dan Cluff, Ph.D. (expected to graduate 2013)

10

D. Clark Murray, M.A.Sc. (graduated 2012, Research Associate)

10

Melanie Holmes, M.A.Sc. (graduated 2012)

10

Stephen Buchholz (graduated 2011)

10

Julien Roy, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2011, MBA candidate, University of Paris)


10

Claire Rigaud, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2011)

10

Florian Saint-Febes, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2011)

08

Winston Mosher, M.A.Sc.(graduated 2010)

09

Sonia Yakoubi, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2010)

09

Mathieu Leto, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2010)


09

Michael Mosher, M.A.Sc. (graduated 2009, Alberta Innovates)

09

Gavin Steedman, Research Associate (graduated 2010, M.A.Sc. candidate)

09

Vincent Vuaroqueaux, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2010)

09

Chloe Petit, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2010)

09

David Walker, M.A.Sc.(graduated 2010, Ph.D. candidate)

08

Paul Burke, Ph.D. (graduated 2011, Postdoctor MIT)

;

08

Adam Doyle, USRA (graduated 2010)

;

08

Eric Moreau, USRA (graduated 2010, Ph.D. candidate MUN)

;

08

Gui Lamy, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2008)

08

Jason Milligan, Research Associate (graduated 2010, Ph.D. McGill University)

08

Miguel Lamsaki, M.Eng. (graduated 2008)

07

Vianney Laverdiere, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2008, owner da2i Toulouse)

06

Damien Fancelli, Visiting Scientist (graduated 2007, Airbus)

04-05

Prof. Xichang Shi, Visiting Scientist

04-05

Dr. George Jarjoura, Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Assistant Professor Dalhousie University)

04

George Jarjoura, Ph.D. (graduated)

05

Brent Paton, M.A.Sc (graduated)

02

Nazila Dadvand, Ph.D. (graduated, Canada Mint)

07

Paul Burke, M.A.Sc. (graduated)

07

Khalid Shartal, M.A.Sc. (graduated, Faculty member, Lybia)

08

Abulmaali Taher, Ph.D. (graduated, Faculty member, Lybia)

04-11

Supervised 70 B.Eng. project, Co-op and USRA undergraduate students


EXPERIENCE: INDUSTRIAL

9/00 - present

Director, Minerals Engineering Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

As Director, Minerals Engineering Centre, Dalhousie University, I am responsible for a wide variety of research and service activities related to resource and minerals industries.

Expansion of activities are planned in the area of off shore drilling, power generation and biofuels production sectors

  • Signed a long term contract with industry (Titanium Corporation) that provided the Minerals Engineering Centre with new equipment worth $1,000,000 in the field of magnetic heavy metals separation. Titanium Corporation is presently part of a consortium with Suncrude and another pigment manufacturer to apply the method developed at Dalhousie to Athabasca oil sands.

  • Through a metallurgical investigation plan for Steel Dynamics Inc. a program of modifying metallurgical slags using recycled materials from the aluminum production industry has been established. Two undergraduate Co-op students have helped transfer the laboratory results to the steel casting plant.  

 

 

7/99 - present

 


Carbide Industries, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

 

"The use of alternative admixtures in blast furnace iron desulfurizers used for industrial hot metal treatment processes" (with W.F. Caley).

 

Analysis of the magnesium technology processes and their effect into the desulphurization market.

98 - 02

 

GKN Sinter Metals

 

Various consulting activities related to the quality of the aluminum powder and the manufacturing of powder metallurgical automotive parts (with W.F. Caley).

96 - 2001

 

Consultant, Physical Chemistry Department, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.


Directed large scale industrial trials to explore the possibility of developing new processes to produce magnesium metal and alloys and to purify recycled metal and make it suitable for re-use.

 

Continued to evaluate technologies for producing magnesium metals.

7/95 - 7/96

 

Faculty Consultant, Corporate Magnesium Center, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.


Responsibilities included:

  • Proposed and conducted basic research leading to the development of high temperature processes for the extraction of magnesium metal and its alloys.

  • Applied advanced analytical and experimental techniques to the characterization of molten salt systems.

  • Supervised a group consisting of a technician and an engineer towards the research goals.

  • Reported results and progress of research orally and in writing to both technical and management audiences.

  • Trained the personnel involved in the research by presenting a week-long short course on the chemistry electrochemistry, and technology of magnesium production to a team of professionals and managers.

  • Assessed the proposed production concepts of magnesium and the alloys to be developed by analysis and comparison with the current technology.

  • Worked closely with operating divisions so that research results can be implemented effectively.

 

4/89 - present

 

Various consulting research activities involving companies around the world which cannot be mentioned.

 

9/85 - 4/89

 

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physical Chemistry, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan 48090, U.S.A.

Responsibilities:

  • Propose and conduct basic research leading to the development of high temperature processes for the extraction of strategic metals.

  • Apply advanced analytical and experimental techniques to the characterization of molten salt systems.

  • Supervise a research group towards the research goals.

  • Report results and progress of research orally and in writing to both technical and management audiences.

  • Work closely with operating divisions and at the corporate level so that research results can be implemented effectively.

Accomplishments:

  • Developed a process to produce neodymium-iron alloy which is essential in the production of neodymium-iron-boron permanent magnets for the innovative switched reluctance and permanent magnet motors.

  • Designed and conducted scale-up experiments to determine the parameters necessary for technology transfer.

  • Developed methods for regenerating and recycling the reactants and treating the by products.

  • Transferred successfully the process to the newly built plant of MAGNEQUENCH SBU in Anderson, Indiana.

10/82 - 9/ 85

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

  • Dow Chemical Co., Development of molybdenum coatings for corrosion control.

  • Corning Glass, Electrodeposition of molybdenum coatings on carbon electrodes for use in glass making operations.

9/72 - 4/74

Acting Head, Bureau of Studies, Permanent Committee for Receiving Ammunition, Greek Armed Forces at PYRKAL Ltd., Athens, Greece. Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the quality control team for the testing of materials and final products.

  • Attend acceptance tests of the final products according to specifications (FED-STD and MIL-STD).

  • Inspect and approve revisions of the original drawings requested by the production manager.

  • Act as liaison between the Permanent Committee for the Receiving Ammunition (MEPP) and the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Greece
    (JUSMAGG) on technical matters.


EXPERIENCE: INTERNATIONAL

 



06

 

Foreign Cooperative Researcher (Adjunct Professor), International Research Center for Sustainable Materials, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

 

07

 

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,
Visiting Professor:
-Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 1,1 Katahira, 2-Chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan;
-Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan;
-Space Energy and Resources, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

02-03

 

Visiting Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan

 

01- 05

 

 


Technical Advisor, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), "Boiler Emission Upgrade Project", a partnership between Dalhousie University/GRI Research  and CIDA to improve the efficiency of existing boilers in India.  A project budgeted for $2,500,000.


99- 04

Advisor, NATO Science for Peace Program, 971858, "Improvement of the Technological Parameters in the Electrochemical Production of Mg-Nd Alloys from oxyfluoride media (Hitech Alloys", a partnership involving, FORTH (Greece), IMNR (Romania), NEFERAL (End-User Romania), GIREDMET (Russia). A project budgeted for $2,500,000.


98- 04

Faculty Consultant, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

At the invitation of Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Memon, I visited MUET and helped solidify the scientific collaboration of the two institutions, namely MUET and Pakistan Steel, and I initiated graduate students exchange between MUET and DalTech. I remain a faculty consultant for MUET and we now plan to expand the collaboration in other than metallurgical areas of research.

95-96

Faculty Consultant, Corporate Magnesium Center, General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, MI 48090, USA


See industrial experience

93- 98

Visiting Professor:

- Department of Chemical Engineering & Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.

During the summer months of 1993, I visited the Institute and initiated a research program on the electrodeposition of refractory and rare earth metals. Through research grant and a subsequent travel grant from the Secretariat of Research and Development of the Greek Government I was able to monitor the progress of the graduate students.

93 Summer

Visiting Professor:

- Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Norwegian Institute of Technology, University of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway.

Using support provided by SINTEF, Dr. Terje Ostvold invited me to initiate a program related to the determination of the solubility of oxides in molten chloride salts using a LECO instrument, a process which I had developed in General Motors. The program has been expanded to other oxide systems and is presently used for the NATO science for peace project.

   

AFFILIATIONS


MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES

  • Engineers Nova Scotia (formerly APENS)

  • Chamber of Technology of Greece (TEE)

  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS/AIME)

  • Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM)

  • The Electrochemical Society (ECS)

  • International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

  • Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)

  • APMI International


PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 


06-present

Corrosion and Degradation Committee

MetSoc, CIM

02-present

Materials Science Committee

MetSoc, CIM

97-02

Education Committee

Light Metals Division, TMS (ABET 2000)

94-97

Student Affairs Committee

Light Metals Division,TMS

93-02

Council member, TMS

Light Metals Division

93-95

Chair

Reactive Metals Committee, TMS

92-93

Vice-Chair

Reactive Metals Committee, TMS


MEMBERSHIP IN BOARDS


12

Chair

COM 2012, Short Courses, Niagara Falls Ontario, September 30-October 3, 2012

12

Co-Chair

COM 2012, Corrosion and Degradation, Niagara Falls Ontario, September 30-October 3, 2012

10

Co-Chair

COM 2010, Corrosion and Degradation, Vancouver, October 3-6, 2010

08

Chair

COM 2008, Short Courses, Winnipeg, August 22-27, 2008

03

Chair

15th Canadian Materials Science Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 6-10, 2003

02

Vice- Chair

14 th Canadian Materials Science Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 7-9, 2002

99- 04

Advisor

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (Quarterly)

99-02

Member

American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Environmental Conservation Distinguished Award Board

97- present

Member

International Editorial Board, High Temperature Materials and Processes, Freund Publishing House Ltd, London, England

97- 00

Chair

Canadian Metallurgy/Materials Education Council, Board comprising the Department Heads, Chairpersons, Directors and Group Leaders of Metallurgy/Materials Academic Programs in Canadian Universities

97- 02

Member

Board of Examiners, Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS)

93- 97

Special Advisor

JOM (formerly Journal of Metals)

93-present

Key Reviewer

Materials and Metallurgical Transactions

93- 95

Executive

TUNS Faculty Association (TUNSFA)

     


SHORT COURSES

94

G.J. Kipouros and D.R. Sadoway, "Molten Salts: Chemistry and Practice", TMS Tutorial Luncheon Lecture, February 28, 1994, TMS Annual Meeting, February 27-March 2, 1994, Moscone Center-San Francisco, California.

95

G.J. Kipouros and D.R. Sadoway, "Molten Salts: Fundamentals and Industrial Applications", TMS Short Course, Sponsored by Light Metals Division, February 11, 1995, TMS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

97 

February 3, 1996, TMS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.

Evaluation of the short course by the attendees was the highest ever reported in the TMS Short Course history.

96

G.J. Kipouros, "Magnesium Industrial Practice", A week long course to Professionals and Managers at General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, Michigan.

98

G.J. Kipouros and D.R. Sadoway, "Molten Salts: Bath Chemistry and Process Design in Aluminum, Magnesium and Lithium ", TMS short course, sponsored by Light Metals Division, February 14, 1998. TMS Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas.

99

February 27, 1999. TMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.

00

G.J. Kipouros, D.R. Sadoway, and C. Edward Eckert, "Molten Salts Chemistry and Process Design: from Smelter to Foundry" TMS short course, sponsored by Light Metals Division, March 11-12, 2000 , 129th TMS Annual Meeting, in Nashville, Tennessee.

07

G.J. Kipouros “Molten Salt Chemistry and Process Design in Aluminum, Magnesium, Calcium and Lithium Production”.  A two day short course organized by the University of Tokyo for professionals and executives from the industry, October 2007.

 


INNOVATION IN TEACHING


A Metallurgical Process Design course has been introduced to the senior class of the Metallurgical Engineering Program. Groups of students undertake a design project aiming at modernization of existing plants or establishing new plants operating on new technology. Emphasis is placed on process selection, environmental impact and economic evaluation, detailed design of process equipment, sizing, costing and optimizing the processing units. A field trip to an existing plant completes the necessary information cycle.

An innovative approach was to bring the Corporate Board to the University. The students present their final proposal to a mock Board of a corporation composed of high ranking officials of a “real” company which is interested in the initial proposal.


A number of other pedagogical innovations in the delivery of the course are described. Strengths and weaknesses of this innovation as expressed by the students, instructor and company executives, are discussed.


Relevant publications:

P.L. Fowler and G.J. Kipouros, "Industry/University Co-operation in a Metallurgical Process Design Course-The TUNS/(DalTech) Experience", Challenges in Materials Education, Ed.G.A Irons and T.R. Meadowcroft, The Metallurgical Society of CIM, 1998.


 P.L. Fowler and G.J. Kipouros, "Bringing a Design Project to the Corporate Board" Eleventh Canadian Conference on Engineering Education E2C2, Ed. M.Pegg, DalTech, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1998.