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researcher , metallurgy administrator

Richard Ernest Siemens, American metallurgy administrator, researcher. Recipient Meritorious Svc. award unites states department Interior, 1981, Raiffeisen award National Credit Union Association, 1988; National Defense Education Act fellow Oregon State University, 1960-1963. President Federal Metals Center Credit Union, Albany, 1976-1989. Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers, Sigma Xi.

Background

Siemens, Richard Ernest was born on July 7, 1938 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States. Son of John Charles and Ruth Eva (Schumaker) Siemens.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, 1960;postgraduate, Oregon State University, 1961-1965, 70-71;postgraduate, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, 1960-1961.

Career

Research physicist Albany (Oregon) Research Center, United States Bureau Mines, 1961-1977;metallurgist, United States Bureau Mines, 1977-1980;group supervisor, United States Bureau Mines, 1980-1984;research supervisor, United States Bureau Mines, 1984-1989;senior technical monitor, contract officers' representative pilot plant, United States Bureau Mines, Tucson, 1980-1981;acting research director Tuscaloosa (Alabama) Research Center, United States Bureau Mines, 1988;research director Reno Research Center, United States Bureau Mines, 1989-1994;retired, 1994. Member of advisory committee Professional Council Federal Scientists and Engineers, 1990-1994, MacKay School Mines, U. Nevada, Reno, 1991-1994. Presenter numerous technical meetings.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for Process for Recovery of Non-Ferrous Metal from Oxide Ores and Concentrates, for Reduction of Laterite Ores, for Recovery of Valuable Organic and Aqueous Phases from Metallurgical Solvent Extraction Emulsions, for Process for Recovering Ni(II), Cu(II), and Co(II) from Ammoniacal-Ammonium Sulfate Leach Liquor. Research on phase relations of metal alloy systems, on phase relations and superconductivity in metal alloys and compounds, and on hydrometallurgical process development.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 50 articles to professional journals and internal publications.

Membership

President Federal Metals Center Credit Union, Albany, 1976-1989. Board trustees Oregon Technology Foundation, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon, since 1999. Member American Institute of Mining, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Louise Irene Niehaus, June 21, 1959. Children: Rhonda Kaye, Leann Marie.

father:
John Charles Siemens

mother:
Ruth Eva (Schumaker) Siemens

spouse:
Louise Irene Niehaus

children:
Rhonda Kaye Siemens

Leann Marie Siemens