Frederick Brian Pickering
His notable research and development throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s laid the foundations for much of the physical metallurgy of high strength, low alloy steels. His Physical Metallurgy and the Design of Steels (ISBN 0-85334-752-2, originally published in 1978 by Applied Science Publishers, London), continues to be recommended reading for the majority of metallurgical engineering and materials science university courses.
Pickering worked at the British Steel Corporation (BSC) in Rotherham and Sheffield, becoming a key member of the BSC Swinden Laboratories staff and, later, a professor at the Sheffield City Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University).
Prof. Pickering was awarded the 1994 Bessemer Gold Medal for outstanding services to the steel industry, by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He was also appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1987.
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