James W. Evans
Evans is Professor of Metallurgy and holder of the P. Malozemoff
Endowed Chair in Mineral Engineering in the Department of Materials
Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, where he
has taught since 1972. He is the author/co-author of three books and
300 papers. His research deals with rate phenomena governing the
productivity of processes for producing metals and other materials.
This has involved investigations of wide ranging technologies such as
aluminum reduction cells, electromagnetic casters, chemical vapor
deposition, fluidized bed electrodes and batteries. His current
projects include mathematical modeling of the treatment of molten
metals, wireless monitoring of the electrolytic cells used for
producing aluminum, recovery of water and copper from semiconductor
industry waste streams, modeling of new technology for producing
titanium and lithium batteries for energy storage in wireless
technology. He received the Extractive Metallurgy Science Award of TMS
in 1973 and again in 1983. He served as a Director of TMS from 1986 to
1989. In 1994, he was the Extractive and Processing Lecturer of AIME.
In 2004 he was the recipient of the James Douglas Gold Medal of AIME as
well as the Brimacombe Prize.