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SINTEF-scientist Anne Kvithyld Winner of Vittorio de Nora Award

Award winner: Anne Kvithyld, SINTEF.
Norwegian research scientist Anne Kvithyld was named recipient of the prestigious 2011 Vittorio de Nora Award for Environmental Improvements in Metallurgical Industries by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) for her work on recycling contaminated aluminum scrap.

Kvithyld, who serves in the metallurgy department staff at SINTEF, will receive her $20,000 award at the TMS 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, California. She will also present “Recycling of Contaminated Aluminum Scrap” during the conference, which will be held February 27 through March 3.

Ray Peterson, TMS past president and fellow member of the society’s Recycling and Environmental Technologies Committee along with Kvithyld, said her research and dedication to aluminum recycling deem her worthy of this honor.

 “As a member of the light metals community, I am pleased to see that one of our own has been recognized for her work in aluminum recycling with the presentation of the 2011 Vittorio de Nora Award,” he said. 

“Both her technical research and her recent leadership in organizing an aluminum recycling workshop fulfill the award goals of contributing to the reduction of environmental impacts and green house gas emissions. I am sure this will be one of many accomplishments that Dr. Kvithyld will achieve in her career due to her hard work, inquiring mind, and willingness to collaborate,” he said.

Kvithyld, who holds a doctorate in aluminum recycling and has worked extensively with the decoating of aluminum and other light metals, credited her affiliation with TMS for providing the avenue to introduce the intrinsic value of her research to the materials science community.

“There is a strong moral aspect to recycling, reuse and reduction of waste,” said Kvithyld.  “Recycling addresses the need to reduce waste, the breakdown of materials, energy consumption, and impact on the carbon dioxide footprint. This award, along with TMS membership, has connected me with the materials science community so I could introduce methods regarding recycling and handling of waste.”

The Vittorio de Nora Award was established last year by the TMS Foundation to honor its namesake, who was both a pioneer in the materials processing field and one of the great Italian technologists of the 20th century.
For more information about nominating an individual for this award, visit this web page.
For more information about TMS 2011, view the conference web site.

About TMS
TMS is the professional organization encompassing the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.