John G. Speer

John Henry Moore Distinguished Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Director of ASPPRC

Education: B.S. Lehigh University, Bethelehem, PA and Ph.D. University of Oxford, U.K.

Phone: (303) 273-3897

Fax: (303) 273-3016


Mailing Address:
John G. Speer
George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401

Research Area

  • Steel product development and applications
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Phase transformations and microstructural development

Technical Focus

I joined the CSM faculty after 14 years of research and research management in the steel industry. I am teaching alloying and phase stability at the undergraduate level, and ferrous physical metallurgy at the graduate level. My background is in physical metallurgy and solid-state phase transformations, and product development including alloy design/processing response/application and performance.

My research interests involve ferrous physical metallurgy and steel processing/p roducts in general, and my desire to link the fundamentals of physical metallurgy with industrial applications. I will be extensively involved with the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center and hope to help maintain the strong relationships which have developed between CSM faculty/students and the steel producing/consuming community. The Center conducts leading programs in sheet, plate, bar, and stainless steels to develop a better understanding of alloying, microstructure, processing, an d performance of steels for a variety of industrial applications.