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Maurice C. Fuerstenau
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Emeritus

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Maurice Fuerstenau

Contact Information

  • Email: mcf@unr.edu
  • Phone: (775) 784-4310
  • Mail Stop: 173

Degrees

  • Cambridge, MA, 1961, Sc.D. in Metallurgy
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, S.M. in Metallurgy
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Rapid City, SD, 1955, B.S. in Geological Engineering

Academic Experience

  • 2010 - Now: Newmont Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2006 - 2010: Interim Chair, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2005 - 2006: Professor Emeritus of Metallurgy, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1998 - 2005: Professor of Metallurgy, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1997 - 1998: Echo Bay Mines Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1994 - 1997: Acting Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Echo Bay Mines Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1990 - 1994: Echo Bay Mines Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1989 - 1990: Acting Chairman, Department of Mining Engineering, and Echo Bay Mines Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1988 - 1989: Echo Bay Mines Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1987 - 1988: Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • 1986 - 1987: Head of Department and Distinguished Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • 1970 - 1986: Professor and Head, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • 1969 - 1970: Professor of Metallurgy, Department of Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah
  • 1968 - 1969: Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah
  • 1964 - 1968: Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1963 - 1964: Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Non-academic Experience

  • 1961 - 1963: Research Engineer, New Mexico Bureau of Mines
  • 1961: Research Engineer, The Beryllium Corporation

Honors and Awards:

National

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • President, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration of AIME, 1982
  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, 2009
  • Robert H. Richards Award, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, 1983
  • Mineral Industry Education Award, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, 1989 
  • Antoine M. Gaudin Award, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration  of AIME, 1979
  • Arthur F. Taggart Award, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration of AIME, 1978
  • Frank F. Aplan Award, United Engineering Foundation, 2000
  • Distinguished Member, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration of AIME, 1978
  • Mill Man of Distinction, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration of AIME, 1976
  • South Dakota Hall of Fame, 2006

University

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 2004
  • Senior Scholar Mentor, University of Nevada, Reno, 2002
  • Guy E. March Silver Medal, South Dakota School of Mines &Technology, 1998
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Foundation Professor, 1996
  • Presidential Award, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 1979

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