ASM Fellows 2015

In 1969, ASM established the Fellow of the Society honor to provide recognition to members for their distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering and to develop a broadly based forum of technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the society.  Following are the members recognized by their colleagues for 2015.  Additional Fellows may be elected to this distinguished body in subsequent years.  The solicited guidance, which the Fellows will provide, will enhance the capability of ASM as a technical community of materials science and engineering in the years ahead.  Awards will be presented at ASM's annual Awards Dinner, Tuesday, October 6th, in Columbus, OH during Materials Science & Technology 2015 (MS&T'15).

Prof. Sean R. Agnew, FASM
University of Virginia

"For exemplar research and student-centered education focused on fundamental aspects of plastic deformation in ultra-light non-cubic alloys, including dislocation slip and twinning, and their relationships to fatigue and deformation processing."

Prof. Pranesh B. Aswath, FASM
Professor and Associate Dean
College of Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington

"For significant contributions to the science of tribology through establishing fundamental relationships between lubricant additive chemistry, tribofilm formation, and friction and wear."

Mr. Victor K. Champagne, FASM
Leader of ARL Center for Cold Spray
US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen MD

"Serving as the International Champion of Cold Spray Technology through exemplary research, development, qualification and persistent dedication toward the transition and implementation throughout all sectors of industry and the DoD."

Prof. Mark Robert De Guire, FASM
Associate Professor
Case School of Engineering
Case Western University, Cleveland, OH

"For significant contributions in the synthesis, processing, phase equilibria, defect structure, and characterization of functional ceramic films for electrical, magnetic, optical, and energy applications."

Dr. Robert L. Freed, FASM

Principal Consultant
DuPont Co., West Chester, PA

"For significant contributions in metallurgy, hard materials, tribology and wear control to solve complex industrial equipment and process issues leading to corporate global implementation."

Dr. Hamid Garmestani, FASM
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

"For significant contributions in developing relationships between processing and microstructural control in crystalline materials, leading to materials design methodologies that address texture in a range of materials systems."

Dr. Frank W. Gayle, FASM
Deputy Director, AMNPO
NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

"For outstanding technical contributions and research management in materials measurement, applications, and manufacturing with significant contributions to light alloy metallurgy, quasicrystals, high temperature superconductivity, solder science and structural integrity."

Mr. Pradeep Goyal, FASM
Chairman and Managing Director
Pradeep Metals Limited, India

"For his establishment of the internationally known "Industrial Microwave Research Center" in India, for his success in environmental and energy improvements in ore and petrochemical processing industries using new technologies, and for his work in steel production technologies and facilities."

Mr. William L. Hamm Jr., FASM
Director/Board Member
Materials Design, Inc., Angel Fire, NM

"For outstanding contributions to the safety, reliability, and performance of the U. S. Navy's nuclear sub-marines and aircraft carriers. He advanced the scientific and engineering technology for the materials used in the nuclear steam generators, reactor core internals, pressure vessels, and other components."

Prof. Jacob C. Huang, FASM
National Chair Professor and Sr. Vice President
National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

"For outstanding contribution to the development of aluminum and magnesium alloys as well as thin-film metallic glasses, and excellent efforts to transfer technology to the optical and biomedical industries."

Mr. Donald F. Jordan, FASM
Vice President of R&D/Corporate Metallurgist
Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, PA

"For sustained technical excellence in a career that includes development of wear and corrosion resistant materials for Navy submarines and outstanding leadership in the development and implementation of novel vacuum heat treatment technology for surface treatment of metals."

Prof. Vivekanand Kain, FASM
Outstanding Scientist
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India

"For significant contributions focused on understanding and controlling corrosion in nuclear
power plants, especially the corrosion of stainless steel and nickel and zirconium based alloys."

Dr. Paul S. Korinko, FASM
Sr. Fellow Scientist
Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC

"For significant research on the effects of hydrogen isotopes on materials and the development of novel welding processes."

Dr. Xingbo Liu, FASM
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

"For significant contributions to science and technology of high temperature materials development used in energy production and conversion, including heat resistant superalloys in ultra supercritical power systems, high strength, corrosion resistant nickel superalloys in ultra-deep wells, and anode/cathode materials in solid oxide fuel cells."

Dr.  Benji Maruyama, FASM
Senior Materials Research Engineer
Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, OH

"For significant contributions in the science and engineering of carbon-based materials and composites, his seminal work on carbon nanotube growth, and for catalyzing progress in these communities."

Prof. Suveen N. Mathaudhu, FASM
Assistant Professor
University of California, Riverside

"For scientific leadership, management, and advocacy of the U.S. Army materials research efforts, and in particular for the development and support of new advanced lightweight metals and bulk nanostructured materials."

Mr. Brett A. Miller, FASM
Technical Director
IMR Metallurgical Services, Louisville, KY

"In recognition of a distinguished career of leadership and contribution to the field of failure analysis through lectures, publications, and mentoring of students and professionals."

Mr. Christopher J. Misorski, FASM
Technical Specialist – Materials
Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, WI

"For the invention and development of unique materials systems, applying expert knowledge in casting, solidification, physical metallurgy and heat treatment, to reduce the environmental impact of marine engines and vessels while enhancing manufacturability, and product performance."

Dr. Thomas M. Moore, FASM
Waviks, Inc., Dallas, TX

"For revolutionizing microelectronics and materials characterization industries through the development of in-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy, sample preparation in the Focused Ion Beam, and phase inversion for delamination detection in scanning acoustic microscopy."

Dr. Joseph W. Newkirk, FASM
Associate Professor
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

"For outstanding contributions in teaching, mentoring, professional service, and entrepreneurial research in alloy property development, particulate composites, powder metallurgy materials, and property assessment of powder-metallurgy and metal-injection-molded parts."

Dr. Gankidi Madhusudhan Reddy, FASM
Defense Metallurgical Research Lab, India

"For outstanding contributions in welding science and technology with special emphasis on the development of solutions enabling the fabrication of critical components used in defense and aerospace applications."

Prof. Federico Rosei, FASM
Professor and UNESCO Chair
INRS, Varennes, Canada 

"For sustained contributions to the synthesis and characterization of multifunctional materials through outstanding research in terms of output and impact and for exceptional mentoring activities."

Dr. Muthukumarasamy Sadayappan, FASM

Research Scientist
Canmet Materials, NRCAN, Hamilton Canada

"For significant contributions to the field of non-ferrous foundry metallurgy and solidification processing."

Dr. Judy Schneider, FASM
University of Alabama, Huntsville

"For sustained influential and pioneering advancements in the field of advanced manufacturing processes, and mentoring and development of the next generation of engineers and professors."

Dr. Justin Schwartz, FASM

Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor and Department Head 
North Carolina State University, Raleigh

"For the advancement of high temperature superconductors and their applications as well as supporting the fledgling superconducting materials technology industrial base, and for advancing diversity in materials science and engineering."

Prof. Yongho Sohn, FASM
University of Central Florida, Orlando

"For significant contributions to teaching and research in the fundamental understanding of multi-component diffusion kinetics, analysis and control of microstructures, phase transformations, and the application of advanced materials characterization techniques."

Mr. David B. Spenciner, FASM
Research Fellow
DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine, Raynham, MA 

"For distinguished contributions to orthopedic device testing and increasing clinical acumen within the sports medicine industry."

Prof.  Chester J. Van Tyne, FASM

FIERF Professor
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

"For significant contributions to understanding effects of processing and microstructure on the plastic deformation behavior of steels and nickel-based alloys in metal forming manufacturing processes."

Prof. Petri Vuoristo, FASM
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

"For continuous and dedicated contributions towards the advancement of thermal spray, cold spray, and laser cladding technologies worldwide through education and practice."

Mr. Zbigniew Zurecki, FASM
Senior Research Associate 
Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

"For conceptualization and sustained development of cleaner, safer, and environmentally-friendlier alternatives to many conventional methods of processing metals resulting in improved product quality and increased productivity of industrial operations."