July 14-15, 2005
ITEM 128-1504-R0705 Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Upon Larry Twidwell; Montana Tech of The University of Montana
THAT: Upon the occasion of the retirement of Dr. Larry G. Twidwell from the faculty of Montana Tech of The University of Montana, the faculty wishes to express its appreciation for his many years of dedicated teaching and research service to the university and the state of Montana by recommending that the rank Professor Emeritus be conferred upon him by the Board of Regents of the Montana University System.
EXPLANATION: Professor Larry G. Twidwell has completed 36 years of distinguished teaching and research in Extractive Metallurgical Engineering at Montana Tech. He received his BS and MS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines and his DSc from the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Twidwell joined the Montana Tech faculty in 1969. During his tenure at Montana Tech, Professor Twidwell served as Head of the Metallurgical and Mineral Processing Department for three years, Director of the Center from Advanced Mineral and Hazardous Waste Processing for five years, and was designated the Anaconda Distinguished Professor of Metallurgical Engineering in 1990.
Professor Twidwell’s teaching and research has been acknowledged by a number of awards and honors including: AIME Frank Aplan Outstanding Mineral Engineering Award, 2004; Montana Tech Distinguished Researcher Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002; AIME Mineral Industry Outstanding Educator Award, 2001; Montana Academy of Sciences Mershon Award as Outstanding Researcher, 1989; Outstanding Scholar Award, Montana Tech, 1985; and Outstanding Educator Awards, Montana Tech, 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1974.
Professor Twidwell’s research career has emphasized the fields of Extractive Metallurgical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Professor Twidwell has published over 80 papers in metallurgical and environmental related journals and conference proceedings, has presented over 70 national and international presentations, has authored four books, and has developed patented technologies that are now utilized in industrial settings.
Dr. Twidwell’s industrial, research, and teaching expertise, and knowledge and insight in his fields of interest are invaluable and have been shared unselfishly with his many undergraduate and over 50 graduate students and colleagues through the years, for which he is to be deeply congratulated and commended.
With this recommendation go sincere thanks, congratulations, and best wishes for 36 years of invaluable service to the state of Montana, Montana School of Mines, Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and Montana Tech of The University of Montana.