HONG YONG SOHN portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Metallurgical Engineering
  • Professor, Metallurgical Engineering

Professional Service

  • TMS. Fellows Award Committee. 2009 - present
  • AIME. Role: Member. Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award and Alfred Noble Nominating Committee. 2007 - 2009
  • Nonferrous Metals Society of China. Role: Member. International Editorial Board, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, . 2002 - present
  • Freund Publishing House. Role: Member. International Editorial Board, High Temperature Materials and Processes. 2002 - present
  • Nonferrous Metals Society of China. Role: Member. International Editorial Board, The Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals. 2002 - present
  • University of Belgrade. Role: Member. International Editorial Board, Journal of Mining and Metallurgy. 1997 - present
  • TMS. Role: Member. Extraction and Processing Divsion Council. 1995 - 1999
  • TMS. Role: Member. Strategic Management Team . 1992 - 1993
  • TMS. Role: Director. Board of Directors. 1983 - 1984
  • TMS. Role: Vice Chairman. Program Committee. 1982 - 1985

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, 2nd Int. Conf. on Mining, Material and Metallurgical Eng. MMME 15, 07/21/2015
  • Distinguished Professor. University of Utah, 05/01/2014
  • Educator Award. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society , 02/18/2014
  • Billiton Gold Medal. The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, U.K., 08/02/2012
  • Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award. University of Utah, 02/24/2012
  • A number of prestigious wards. See CV in this FAR. 11/2011
  • TMS 2009 Fellow Award, in recognition of outstanding contribution to the practice of metallurgical/materials science and technology. TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2009
  • Extraction and Processing Science Award, for paper entitled “The Influence of Chemical Equilibrium on Fluid-Solid Reaction Rates and the Falsification of Activation Energy,” Metall. Mater. Trans. B, 35B, 121-131 (2004). TMS, 02/2007
  • Honored with “Sohn International Symposium on Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials: Principles, Technologies and Industrial Practice,” TMS, San Diego, California, August 27-31, 2006. TMS, 08/2006
  • AIME James Douglas Gold Medal Award, 2001 (for leadership and outstanding contributions in research and education of nonferrous extractive metallurgy and for work related to the modeling of gas-solid reactors and the development of novel solvent extraction systems), American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). AIME, 02/2001
  • Extraction and Processing Science Award, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) of AIME, for papers coauthored with S. PalDey entitled “Synthesis of Ultrafine Particles of Intermetallic Compounds by the Vapor–Phase Magnesium Reduction of Chloride Mixtures: Part I. Titanium Aluminides” and “Part II. Nickel Aluminides,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, vol. 29B, 457–464; 465–469 (1998). TMS, 02/1999
  • KAST Fellow Award, March, 1998 (elected member March 1997). Korean Academy of Science and Technology, 03/1998
  • Extraction and Processing Science Award, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) of AIME, for papers coauthored with B. C. Paul and M. K. McCarter entitled “Model for Ferric Sulfate Leaching of Copper Ores Containing a Variety of Sulfide Minerals: Part I. Modeling Uniform Size Ore Fragments” and “Part II. Process Modeling of In Situ Operations,” Metallurgical Transactions B, vol. 23B, 537–548; 549–555 (1992). TMS, 02/1994
  • Champion H. Mathewson Gold Medal Award, 1993 (for the most notable contribution to Metallurgical Science in the 3–year period). TMS, 03/1993
  • Extractive Metallurgy Lecturer Award, 1990 (in recognition as an outstanding scientific leader in the field of nonferrous extraction and processing metallurgy). TMS, 03/1990
  • Extractive Metallurgy Science Award, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) of AIME, for a paper coauthored with Y. B. Hahn entitled “The Trajectories and Distribution of Particles in a Turbulent Axisymmetric Gas Jet Injected into a Flash Furnace Shaft,” Metallurgical Transactions B, vol. 19B, 871–884 (1988). TMS, 02/1990
  • Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer. Fulbright Commission, 11/1983
  • Teacher–Scholar Award . Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation , 11/1977

Internal Service

  • University International Exchange Committee. Member, 2008 - 2011. University service.
  • Loan Committee. Member, 2008 - 2010. College service.
  • University Campus Recreation Committee. Member, 2006 - 2009. University service.

Affiliations

  • Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Fellow Emeritus, Fellow, Member, 03/03/2008 - present
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Past Director, member, 09/23/1974 - present

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