John G. Speer
Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair for Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
B.S. Lehigh University, Bethelehem, PA and Ph.D. University of Oxford, U.K.
- Steel product development and applications
- Physical metallurgy
- Phase transformations and microstructural development
I joined the Mines faculty after 14 years of research and research management in the steel industry. I am teaching alloying and phase stability at the undergraduate level, and ferrous physical metallurgy at the graduate level. My background is in physical metallurgy and solid-state phase transformations, and product development including alloy design/processing response/application and performance.
My research interests involve ferrous physical metallurgy and steel processing/p roducts in general, and my desire to link the fundamentals of physical metallurgy with industrial applications. I will be extensively involved with the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center and hope to help maintain the strong relationships which have developed between CSM faculty/students and the steel producing/consuming community. The Center conducts leading programs in sheet, plate, bar, and stainless steels to develop a better understanding of alloying, microstructure, processing, an d performance of steels for a variety of industrial applications.
274 Hill Hall