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ASM Pittsburgh Chapter November Meeting - Sustaining Member Night and Joint Meeting with ASNT

  • November 15, 2018
  • University of Pittsburgh - Room 102
  • Pittsburgh , PA , USA



November Meeting Announcement

Sustaining Member Night, Joint meeting with ASNT


Day / Date:     November 15th, 2018


Location:         Benedum Hall

Address:          3700 O’Hara St.  Pittsburgh, 15213

Tour:               Additive Manufacturing and Materials Characterization Facilities (Optional)

Tour Time:      5.15 PM @ the Lobby. (20 people max)

Meeting Time:06:00 PM – 08:30 PM @ Room 102

Title:               “Austenitic Stainless Steels – A critical material, sustaining and enabling 'Clean' Nuclear Energy”

Speaker:          Prof. Jörg Wiezorek

Student’s Title:           “Magnetocaloric Materials for Efficient Cooling

Student Speaker:        Erica Lynn Stevens

Registration Fee:


RSVP by 11.8.2018

Walk-in or RSVP after 11.8.2018

ASM Member



Non ASM Member



ASM Retiree



Material Advantage member



Meal choice: Cod with lemon crunch, Balsamic glazed chicken, stuffed portabello mushroom.


Register   RSVP with your meal choice and tour option by 11/8/2018 to Nathan Eisinger <>.  Pay cash or check at the door.  If you would like to pay ahead of time, the link below may be used.



6:00 – 6:30 PM – Social & Registration

6:30 – 7:15 PM – Dinner

7:75 – 7:25 PM – Student Presentation by Erica Stevens

7:30 – 8:15 PM – Presentation by Prof. Jörg Wiezorek

8:15 – 8:30 PM – Announcements and wrap up



  • Free public parking after 6.00 pm
  • Soldiers and Sailors parking garage 
  • O’Hara parking garage.


Note: ASM Pittsburgh will accommodate your dietary needs.  Please notify when making reservation


Main speakers

Austenitic Stainless Steels – A critical material, sustaining and enabling 'Clean' Nuclear Energy


Austenitic stainless steels play an important role in sustaining the production of 'clean' electrical energy from nuclear power plants. They are the go-to materials for components in current and future technology solutions for reactor internal components. Under the extreme operating conditions of the nuclear reactor environment the microstructure of materials is altered from the combined effects of neutron irradiation, elevated temperature, mechanical stress and aggressive coolant exposure. The related property changes can degrade performance and therefore require detailed monitoring. An example of research will be discussed that resulted in development of non-destructive testing technology for microstructure degradation monitoring and critically relied on nanometer resolution transmission electron microscopy.


Prof. Jörg Wiezorek

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Wiezorek is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches in the MSE degree programs and his research studies include processing-microstructure-property relationships in advanced materials and processes, with a focus on applying electron microscopy to metallic systems and alloys. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, United Kingdom.



Student speakers

Magnetocaloric Materials for Efficient Cooling


Magnetocaloric materials change temperature in response to a changing magnetic field, which makes them candidates for heat pump applications for solid state cooling. The most developed application currently is that of magnetic refrigeration, where the commercial toxic refrigerant is replaced by a magnetocaloric metal, with a harmless liquid to transport heat. Most materials in use for magnetic cooling near room temperature are Gd-based, an element which can be dangerous to the health of nearby inhabitants when it is mined. This work focuses on improvements to both production and material of magnetocalorics by using additive manufacturing (powder bed binder jet printing) to build functional Ni-Mn-based magnetocaloric parts.


Eric Lynn Stevens

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh


Erica Stevens is a 4th year PhD student and 2017 NDSEG Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), working with Dr. Markus Chmielus on additive manufacturing of magnetic functional materials. She has experience both with fabricating and characterizing 3D-printed metals. In addition to her research, she is President-Elect for the Microscopy Society of America Student Council, Secretary for the Engineering Graduate Student Organization at Pitt, and Area 34 Director for District 13 of Toastmasters International.


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