Missouri University of Science and Technology names chair of steelmaking technologies

February 4, 2014

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., has named Dr. Ronald J. O’Malley, the former chief metallurgist at Nucor Steel Decatur in Trinity, Ala., as the new F. Kenneth Iverson Endowed Chair of Steelmaking Technologies.

The Iverson Chair was established in 2006 through a $2 million endowment from Nucor Corp. Named in honor of Nucor’s founding chair, the chair supports the education and training of student engineers in areas of steel-related manufacturing.

O’Malley also serves as director of the Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center, a university and industry research consortium founded to advance steel research in areas pertinent to industrial manufacturers.

O’Malley earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials engineering from Drexel University and a PhD in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.