The first human-made nuclear chain reaction.
Video 1. Getting funding for the Chicago Pile Edward Teller interview by Web of Stories (1996) Source.
The lab that made Chicago Pile-1, located in the University of Chicago. Metallurgical in this context basically as in "working with the metals uranium and plutonium".
Given their experience, they also designed the important X-10 Graphite Reactor and the B Reactor which were built in other locations.
Its plutonium was produced at Hanford site.

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