Title: Honorary Professor
Company: Central South University, Huainan Institute of Technology
Location: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Douglas Winston Fuerstenau, Honorary Professor at Central South University in China and the Huainan Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mineral engineering education.
Renowned in the mineral engineering field, Dr. Fuerstenau continues to share his knowledge with his peers as an honorary professor at Central South University in China and the Huainan Institute of Technology, an honorary editor-in-chief at the International Journal of Mineral Processing, a P. Malozemoff professor of mineral engineering emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and advisory committee chair of the Mining Oral History Series in the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. He previously held roles as a graduate school professor, professor of metallurgy, and P. Malozemoff professor of mineral engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, mineral engineer at the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, manager of the Mineral Engineering Lab at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., section leader of the Metals Research Laboratory at Union Carbide Metals Co., and assistant professor of mineral engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, Dr. Fuerstenau was a guest professor at the Clausthal University of Technology, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and the Imperial College London. He has been a plenary lecturer at a congress in Mexico, an international congress in Chile, and an international symposium in Japan. He was the author of “Mineral Processing Engineer and Scientist: In Education, Research, Industry and International Cooperation” in 2011.
Dr. Fuerstenau’s holds an honorary Doctor of Technology from Luleå University of Technology, an honorary doctorate from the University of Liège, a Doctor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science from the School of Mines and Engineering at Montana Tech of the University of Montana, and a Bachelor of Science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is also a registered professional metallurgic engineer in the state of California and a chartered engineer in the U.K.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Fuerstenau received a KONA Distinguished Service Award from the Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation in 2015, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Minerals Engineering Congress. He received an Outstanding Contributions Special Award from the Global Mineral Processing Community and a Chancellor’s Medal in 2014. Some of his other notable accolades are a 2013 Arthur F. Taggart Award, a 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Particle Technology Forum, a 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Minerals Engineering Congress. Further, Dr. Fuerstenau was proud to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the United States, considered among the highest recognition awarded to an engineer. Adding to the honor, he was elected to the National Academies of Engineering in Australia, India, the Russian Federation, and the Balkans, among the select few NAE members also elected to foreign academies.
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