Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Markus A. Reuter

Porträt Markus Reuter ref.


Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V.

Tel.: +49-351-260-4411

Fax: +49-351-260-4440


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  • 2017: Honorary Doctorate (D.Eng. h.c.) Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • 2015: Honorary Doctorate (Dr. h.c.) Université de Liège (Belgium)
  • 2006: Doctorate in Engineering (D.Eng.), Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • 1995: Dr. habil., RWTH Aachen (Germany)
  • 1991: PhD, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)


  • 2006-2015 Outotec & Ausmelt: Director Technology Management at Outotec Finland since 2010, after being Chief Executive Technologist of Ausmelt Australia (2006 up to 2010) when Outotec acquired Ausmelt
  • 1994-1996 Mintek: South Africa (managing furnace control group)
  • 1984-1985 Anglo American Corporation: South Africa (process metallurgist)

Academic (also co-current with industry career)

  • 2015 to present: Director Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
  • 2015 to present: Honorary Professor at Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg
  • 2005 to present: Professor and now Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia (UoM)
  • 2012 to present: Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, Finland (Aalto)
  • 2012 to present: Guest Professor at Central South University, China (CSU)
  • 1996-2012: Professor and Emeritus at TU Delft, Netherlands (TUD)
  • 1997-2007: Adjunct Professor University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (US)

Recent Awards

  • 2016: TMS EPD Distinguished Lecture Award 2016
  • 2015-2016: SME Henry Krumb Lecturer Award
  • 2015: Doctor honoris causa, Honorary Doctorate, University Liège, Belgium
  • 2014: 1st Prize Publication Award: International Solid Waste Association for “Handbook of Recycling”
  • 2014: TMS Science Award: Best paper in Metallurgical Transactions B (2013)
  • 2013: Outotec Technology Award - Awarded to individuals that enhance the commercial success of Outotec
  • 2013: Lead author of a 2nd report on recycling for United Nations Environmental Protection (UNEP): Metal Recycling: Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure (over 400,000 downloads between Apr 2013 to Oct 2015)