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Message from the President: ASM Thermal Spray Hall of Fame Inductees

February 08, 2017
Source: ASM International

I would like to dedicate the TSS President's Message to two outstanding individuals who were recently selected for induction into the ASM Thermal Spray Society Hall of Fame (HoF). This honor was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding leaders who have made significant achievements and contributions to the science, technology, practice, education, management, and advancement of thermal spraying.

The first inductee is Professor Robert Vassen, Section Head, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. Professor Vassen is being honored "for thermal spray developments for applications in solid oxide fuel cell materials and thermal barrier coatings for gas turbines, as well as mentoring and training of highly skilled professionals."

The second inductee this year is Professor Petri M.J. Vuoristo, FASM of the Tampere University of Technology. Professor Vuoristo is being recognized "for long term contributions for the advancement of thermal spray and related deposition technologies through worldwide education and practice."

There will be a ceremony to recognize Professors Vassen and Vuoristo on Thursday, June 8 during ITSC in Dusseldorf, Germany. This is a truly special part of the ITSC event, and if you plan to be in Germany I do hope that you will join us to celebrate these two Hall of Fame inductees.

Doug Puerta
President, ASM Thermal Spray Society

Subject Classifications

Industries and Applications

Materials Processing and Treatment | Thermal Spray Technology

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