Professional Development and Education

MEI Courses:

The Peoria Chapter of ASM International and the Central Illinois Chapter of AFS are offering three MEI courses in 2017. The classes will take place at Caterpillar Technical Center, Mossville, IL once a week on Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm for a span of 9 weeks. Remote access will be provided through Webex.

Principles of Failure Analysis
Description: This course presents a very practical approach to failure analysis for the non-metallurgist as well as for those who are new to the field or those who want an update. It is also designed for technicians and engineers, as well as those interested in understanding how knowledge of failure analysis can lead to better productivity.
A comprehensive overview of the field, this course covers three principal areas of interest: Procedures for Analysis, Failure Mechanisms and Failure in Product Forms and Components. Causes of failures are explained with easy-to-understand diagrams of stress application and distribution. Many case histories of failures and their elimination are highlighted throughout the course.  

Dates: 02/07/2017 – 04/04/2017, every Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 pm (CST)
Signup deadline: Jan 12, 2017 and the form is available at
Location: Caterpillar Tech Center at Mossville, IL (Room: TBD)/Webex Remote Access available
Course Fee is $575 and is not due until after the Signup deadline.

Upcoming courses:
Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgist – April 18 – Jun 13, 2017 –
Heat Treatment of Steels - Jun 20 - Aug 15, 2017 -

For more information, contact: Mohammed Maniruzzaman (309) 494-3945,
or Olly Rowan (309) 675-7970,, ASM/MEI Co-Chair.