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ASM Honors 2009 Class of Fellows for Achievements in Materials Technology

To recognize members for their distinguished contributions to the field of materials science and engineering, the 2009 Class of Fellows has been announced by ASM International, the U.S.-based materials information society.

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To recognize members for their distinguished contributions to the field of materials science and engineering, the 2009 Class of Fellows has been announced by ASM International, the U.S.-based materials information society.

The Fellows are a unique group, not only for their outstanding achievements, but also for their ongoing contributions to the society. The Board of Trustees solicits their advice to help guide the society, and to suggest new technical directions. This guidance enhances the capability of ASM as a technical and professional society to serve the technical community of materials science and engineering.

The Fellows of ASM will be honored during the Annual Awards Banquet of ASM International, to be held during the MS&T 2009 event in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, October 27. The 2009 Class of ASM Fellows is comprised of:

Dr. David E. Alman, Director, Materials Performance Division, National Energy Technology Laboratory Albany, Ore.: For development and design of novel materials and surface structures for power generation and high temperature applications.

Dr. Teiichi Ando, Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.: For significant and sustained contributions to the field of microstructural design in solidification processes and for leadership in academic materials science.

Dr. Donald L. Anton, Technical Consulting Fellow, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, S.C.: For significant and sustained contributions to materials science and technology in the areas of fatigue, superalloys, intermetallics and hydrogen storage materials and systems.

Dr. Rajiv Asthana, Professor, University of WisconsinStout, Menomonie, Wisc.: For seminal contributions to cast metal-matrix composites and ceramic-metal joining.

John G. Banker, Sr. Vice President, Customers and Technology, Dynamic Materials Corporation, Boulder, Colo.: For lifetime contributions to the development and commercialization of explosive processing of materials.

Dr. Craig A. Blue, Program Director for Energy Materials, Industrial Technologies and Fossil Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.: For pioneering the development of advanced both black-body and plasma-based infrared processing technologies, and for application of advanced materials processing technologies in industrial applications.

Michael B. Connelly, Vice President, Casey Products, Woodridge, Ill.: For visionary leadership in crafting and promoting international fastener quality control criteria based on metallurgical characterization and quantitative analysis.

Dr. Alan W. Cramb, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill.: For advancing the science and technology of modern steelmaking.

F. Robert Dax, Manager Project Development, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.: For leadership in identifying and implementing novel and emerging technologies that have improved manufacturing efficiency, increased quality and reduced costs.

Gregory J. Del Corso, Manager, Carpenter Powder Laboratory, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Reading, Pa.: For advancements in processing, development and marketing of powder metallurgy products and for the mentoring of materials engineers.

Dr. Gary L. Doll, Chief Technologist-Tribology, The Timken Company, Canton, Ohio: For pioneering work and international leadership in surface engineering of mechanical components, and technical contributions to the industrial use of tribological coatings.

Dr. Donald U. Gubser. Superintendent, Materials Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.: For advancing the understanding of new generation superconducting materials and providing technical leadership to meet materials related defense needs.

Peter Heinrich, Manager, Thermal Spray, Linde AG, Linde Gas Division, Unterschleiheim, Germany: For numerous innovations in thermal spray coating technologies, and for exemplary service to the global thermal spray community.

Dr. Kevin J. Hemker, Professor and Chair, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; For research contributions in the understanding of deformation mechanisms, intermetallic systems and microscale mechanical testing.

Dr. Reji John, Principal Materials Research Engineer, Research Group Leader, Life Prediction of Metals, U.S .Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, for outstanding contributions to the modeling of mechanical behavior and life prediction for advanced aerospace alloys and composite materials.

Dr. Kevin S. Jones, Professor and Chair, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.: For scientific contributions to the understanding of how point and line defects influence the performance of ion implanted semiconductors.

Dr. Nikolai Kobasko, Director of Technology and R&D, IQ Technologies Inc., Akron, Ohio: For substantial and innovative contributions to thermal science and heat treating technologies, including development of novel quenching methods and application of computational models to thermal processes.

Dr. Seiji Kuroda, Managing Director, Hybrid Materials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Ibaraki, Japan: For pioneering contributions to the field of thermal spray technology, notably in the understanding of stress evolution during deposition and the development of advanced corrosion control coatings.

Dr. Richard F. Lynch, President, Lynch & Associates, Inc., Wyckoff, N.J.: For contributions to the development, commercialization and standardization of advanced non-ferrous casting and zinc-based coating technologies.

Dr. Evan Ma, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., For significant contributions in the study of processing, structure and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline and amorphous metals and alloys.

Dr. Rajiv S. Mishra, Curators Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo.: For significant contributions to high temperature deformation of metallic materials and friction stir processing.

Dr. Roger J. Narayan, Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Raleigh, N.C.: For pioneering contributions in biomaterials at the interface of materials and medicine specifically related to laser processing of novel functional biomaterial and applications of lasers in biomedical engineering.

Dr. Philip Nash, Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill.: For research contributions in the field of metallurgical thermodynamics and phase equilibria of metallic systems, and for mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Ronald H. Radzilowski, Manager, Manufacturing Technology, Severstal North America, Inc., Dearborn, Mich.: For significant contributions to the application of metallurgical principles to the production of ferroalloy, superalloy, stainless steels and automotive carbon steels.

Dr. Ian M. Robertson, Donald B. Willett Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.: For pioneering studies using time-resolved transmission electron microscopy to study metal deformation processes in aggressive environments, as well as production and annihilation of defects.

James J. Scutti, Principal Engineer, Codman Neurovascular, Codman & Shurtleff (a Johnson & Johnson Co.), Raynham, Mass.: For outstanding contributions to the development of new and improved medical devices, industrial and aerospace products, and for outstanding service to ASM International.

Dr. Brian G. Thomas, C.J. Gauthier Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.: For significant contributions to the modeling and understanding of continuous casting steel.

Dr. Kenneth S. Vecchio, Professor and Department Chair, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.: For contributions to the design of advance multifunctional materials, to the advanced characterization of materials, and as an educator and mentor in materials engineering.

Dr. Paul T. Vianco, Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M.: For significant and sustained contributions toward understanding the physical and mechanical metallurgy of solders, and the long term reliability of soldered interconnects.

Dr. Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration, Burlington, Mass.: For significant contributions to continuing education in materials science and engineering, and for integration of analytical methods into the practice of reverse engineering.

Dr. Zhenguo Gary Yang, Chief Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Wash.: For outstanding contributions to the development of materials for energy conversion and storage, and to the understanding of metallic interconnects and their interfaces with electrodes in solid oxide fuel cells.

Source: ASM International