2018 Fellows

ASM's 2018 Class of Fellows

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 2018. 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 16th, in Columbus, OH during Materials Science & Technology 2018 (MS&T’18).


Mr. Daniel J. Benac, FASM
Senior Principal Engineer
BakerRisk Engineering and Risk Consultants
San Antonio, TX

“In recognition for a distinguished career dedicated to investigating failures of components and understanding materials issues for diverse industries world-wide, including the aerospace, nuclear, refining and chemical industries, and for educating and mentoring students and professionals to prevent failures.”


Dr. James M. Boileau, FASM
Technical Expert and Group Leader
Ford Motor Company
Novi, MI

“For the research and implementation of lightweight metals for automotive applications, including innovations in aluminum casting technology and life prediction. His technical contributions spanned applications in engines, drive train and brakes where his innovative approach resulted in the implementation of improved processes and products.”

Prof. Susmita Bose, FASM
Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor
Washington State University, Pullman

"For significant contribution in materials science and engineering involving interdisciplinary research towards biomaterials, additive manufacturing, advanced ceramic materials and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students."



Mr. Michael K. Budinski, FASM
Chief, Materials Laboratory
National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC

“For contributions in making material science and related technologies a fundamental part of the failure analysis processes in manufacturing, infrastructure and transportation.”



Prof. Amy J. Clarke, FASM
Associate Professor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Colorado Schools of Mines, Golden

“For broad, transformational contributions to metallurgical and materials engineering in steels, non-ferrous alloys, and in-situ imaging of metals processing.”



Dr. Dale A. Gerard, FASM
Senior Manager, Materials Engineering
General Motors
Pontiac, MI

"For leadership and mentoring of global teams, impacting numerous materials technologies across the automotive community through the institutionalization of ICME and lean engineering principles to create customer-optimized solutions."


Mr. Michael C. Halbig, FASM
Materials Research Engineer
NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, OH

"For sustained contributions and leadership in advancing the field of non-oxide ceramics, composites, and additively manufactured materials and related systems for high temperature aerospace and energy applications."


Prof. Robert W. Hyers, FASM
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

"For distinguished contributions in the field of high-temperature materials processing and properties, with proven applications of these technologies in aerospace and extractive industries."


Mr. William J. Jarosinski, FASM
Associate Director, Materials
Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

"For recognition of continuous development of advanced powder processing technologies and coating solutions for enhanced wear and corrosion resistance throughout numerous industries."


Mr. Roger A. Jones, FASM
Solar Atmospheres Group
Souderton, PA

"For advancing production vacuum thermal processes and procedures for large and heavy assemblies utilizing state of the art vacuum furnaces, for the enhancement of the overall heat treating industry."


Dr. M. Kamaraj, FASM
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, India

“For significant contributions to the understanding of tribological behavior of
surface coatings and development of wear resistant coatings for hydropower turbine blades, bio-implants 
and dissimilar joints for automobiles.”


Prof. Ibrahim Karaman, FASM
Chevron Professor and Head
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX

"For contributions to the understanding of structure-property-processing relationships in ferromagnetic shape memory alloys and ultrafine-grained
materials, shape memory alloy materials for extreme environment applications
and microstructure engineering 
through severe plastic deformation."

Prof. Changhee Lee, FASM
Division of Materials Science and Engineering
Hanyang University
Seoul, Korea

"For remarkable contributions to scholarly development of welding and spray technology through his innovative researches, published papers and academic activities in ASM International."


Dr. Michael R. Mitchell, FASM
Mechanics & Materials Consulting, LLC
Flagstaff, AZ

"In recognition as an international leader in the areas of research, development and education in the fatigue and fracture behavior of materials for ground vehicles, aerospace systems and medical devices."


Prof. Frank Mücklich, FASM
Department Materials Science and Engineering
Saarland University and
Director, Materials Engineering Center Saarland
Saarbruecken, Germany

"For his expertise in the theory, and his technology contributions to the field of 3D microstructure research."



Prof. G. Robert Odette, FASM
Distinguished Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

"For excellence and sustained seminal contributions to measuring, modeling, and managing irradiation effects in structural materials for nuclear energy applications and to related areas of materials science."

Prof. Eugene A. Olevsky, FASM
Dean and Distinguished Professor
College of Engineering
San Diego State University, San Diego

“For outstanding contributions to materials engineering education and sintering
research including the development of the continuum theory of sintering and

fundamental studies of field-assisted powder consolidation technologies.”


Mr. Udayan Pathak, FASM
Deputy General Manager
Engineering Research Centre
Tata Motors Limited
Pune, India

"For developing innovative solutions that achieve significant cost saving and sustainability in materials and processes for automotive applications and for attracting and mentoring young minds to pursue careers in materials engineering." 


Prof. Mark E. Schlesinger, FASM
Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO

"For contributions in metallurgical engineering education, analysis of phase equilibria, and promotion of recycling and professional registration of materials engineers."



Mrs. Beth Matlock Snipes, FASM
Senior Materials Engineer
TEC Materials Testing
Knoxville, TN

“For developing X-ray diffraction systems with improved resolution and portability for residual stress and retained austenite measurements.”



Prof. Katsuyo Thornton, FASM
L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

"For ground-breaking contributions to the science of phase transformations, significant impact the K-12 community by training educators in materials science and engineering curricula, and leadership in broadening participation in integrated computational materials engineering."


Prof. Sammy Tin, FASM
Professor of Materials Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology

"For distinguished contributions to the physical metallurgy of advanced single crystal and polycrystalline Ni-base superalloys."



Dr. Mark Tschopp, FASM
Regional Lead, ARL Central
US Army Research Laboratory
Chicago, IL

"For distinguished and sustained contributions in computational materials science, solid mechanics, processing-structure-property relationships, and materials design for integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) leading to accelerated discovery and practical application."



Dr. Erhan Ulvan, FASM
Manager; Engineering, Field Engineering Services and Laboratories
Acuren Group
Ontario, Canada

"For outstanding expertise and impact in failure analysis, forensic engineering, nondestructive testing, and materials engineering services, along with education of students and the materials community in these fields."


Prof. Christopher M. Wolverton, FASM
Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

“For innovative development and use of first principle atomistic and multi-scale computational techniques that led to use of density functional theory and statistical mechanics approaches including predicting the stability of phases and evolution of microstructure in metals and the design of materials for energy applications.”


Dr. Dehua Yang, FASM
Eden Prairie, MN

"For distinct and significant impacts on cutting edge nanotechnology applications, including nano-scale materials testing and characterization"



Dr. Linruo Zhao, FASM
Principal Research Officer
National Research Council of Canada
Ontario, Canada

"For outstanding contributions to aerospace materials research and development
in Canada, and 
for providing leadership in championing the objectives and programs of ASM International.”