Dr. Otavio Fortini

Otavio Fortini

Professional title

Associate Professor



PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
MBA Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
MS Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 
BS Metallurgical Engineering, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Honors and Awards
2008 EPD Science Award from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 
2008 Josef S. Kapitan award from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology

Interest Areas
Mining, Metal extraction technology, Energy Conservation, Renewable energy, Recycling, Steel Production, Aluminum Production

Brief Bio
Dr. Fortini has a PhD in Engineering and an MBA in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining the Chemical Engineering Department, Dr. Fortini accumulated many years of industrial experience in positions with US Steel and Alcoa in Pittsburgh. Dr. Fortini has written papers for the Federal Government, and served as ad hoc consultant for businesses and industry associations in the US and overseas. His current research interests are in the areas of minerals and metals processing. He currently teaches Advanced Thermodynamics, Minerals Processing, Process Analysis, and Design II. 

Selected Publications
Fortini, O.M. Energy and Raw Materials in the Selection of Technologies for Iron and Steel.  Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E (2016) 3: 189. doi:10.1007/s40553-016-0086-9

Otavio Fortini, Srinivas Garimella, Edwin Kuhn, Yimin Ruan, Benyam Yacob, Jack Sorensen. Experimental Studies of the Impact of Anode Pre-heating. Chapter in the book, Light Metals 2012, pp 595-600. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-48179-1_101

Fortini, O. Hall cell energy recovery and anode pre-heating, gauging the opportunity. JOM (2011) 63: 127. doi:10.1007/s11837-011-0125-z