class of 1951
inducted in 1987
Engineer & Educator
After graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1951 George Krauss attended Lehigh University, where he received a BS in
Metallurgical Engineering in 1955. He went on to earn his M.S. and Ph.D. at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1962 he received a National
Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for research at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung in Dusseldorf, Germany. Dr. Krauss held a post as Professor of
Metallurgy and Materials Science at Lehigh University until 1975. Dr. Krauss is currently a
professor at the Colorado School of Mines, where he is the John Henry Moore
Professor of Metallurgists and Materials Engineering. He also serves as
Director of the Advanced Steel Processing & Products Research Center, a cooperative venture between
university and industry which he helped to establish.
Krauss is listed in Who's Who in America, having become a Fellow of the American
Society for Metals and winner of the 1990 Colorado School of Mines
Presidential Award for Outstanding Educator. Dr. Krauss is a member of many
professional organizations, has authored several books and over 170 technical
papers. He has also lectured extensively throughout the world.
Dr. Krauss is married to Ruth Oeste and they have
four sons, Matthew, Jonathan, Benjamin and Thomas.