Fathi Habashi Professor Emeritus of Extractive Metallurgy, born in Egypt, holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Cairo, Dr. techn. from Vienna, and honorary degrees from Oruro in Bolivia, Saint Petersburg Mining Institute in Russia, Technical University of Engineering in Lima, and San Marcos University also in Lima. He held the Canadian Government Scholarship in Ottawa, taught at Montana School of Mines, then worked at the Research Department of Anaconda in Tucson, Arizona before joining Laval in 1970. Habashi desired to develop an integrated understanding of extractive metallurgical processes and to put them into a systematic order within a historical background. He was a Guest Professor in a number of universities and published some textbooks on metallurgy. He edited Handbook of Extractive Metallurgy in 1996 in 4 volumes.