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After 12 years of serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology (JTST), Dr. Christian Moreau, FASM, TS HoF, has transferred his responsibilities to Dr. Armelle Vardelle, FASM, announced Dr. Robert C. Tucker, Jr., FASM, TS HoF, chair of the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology Committee. Dr. Vardelle has been Lead Editor of JTST since 2013, and prior to that was an associate editor of the journal from 2006 through 2012. She will be succeeded as Lead Editor by Dr. André McDonald. Dr. Moreau became JTST editor in 2004, and led the journal through a period of extraordinary growth, in which the journal increased from a quarterly to six issues a year in 2007, then to eight issues in 2013. Building on the strong foundation laid by JTST Founding Editor Chris Berndt, FASM, TS HoF, Dr. Moreau enlarged the editorial staff to its current complement of five associate editors by identifying individuals who were both well-qualified technically and representative of the international readership of the journal. Furthermore, he created the position of "Lead Editor" to focus on special topical and event-related issues of the journal. Throughout Dr. Moreau's term as editor, the journal has continued to grow in number of submissions, quality, and articles published. Working closely with former JTST Committee chair Jockel Heberlein and Chris Berndt, Dr. Moreau brought into reality an annual special double issue containing invited and expanded papers originating from the International Thermal Spray Conference. He also led the journal through its transition into the publishing partnership with Springer, which has greatly increased the visibility and accessibility of the journal throughout the world. A professor at Concordia University (Canada Research Chair, Thermal Spray and Surface Engineering), Dr. Moreau will continue to offer the journal the benefit of his experience by remaining involved as a member of the JTST Committee. "On behalf of the ASM staff who have worked with Christian on JTST, I thank him for his unceasing insight and dedication," said Mary Anne Fleming, senior content developer of Journals at ASM International. "He has skillfully led the journal for the past 12 years, and now has ensured its future success by identifying a capable and qualified successor. We are delighted that Armelle has agreed to step into the editor position." Armelle Vardelle (D.Sc. 1987; Ph.D. 1979, M.Sc. 1975, B.Sc. 1973) is professor, University of Limoges, France. She is Co-Chair of the Department of Materials (Surface Treatments and Environment) at the Engineering School of the University of Limoges (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Limoges, ENSIL). She holds the title of Distinguished Professor and is involved in research in the laboratory of Sciences of Ceramics and Surface Treatment Processes, UMR-CNRS in the European Ceramic Center. Dr. Vardelle's current research interests are thermal spray and thermal plasma processes, modeling of plasma processes and torch operation, transport and chemical rate phenomena at high-temperature, thermal-sprayed coatings, and green manufacturing. Her teaching interests include thermal spraying, surface engineering, thermal sciences, transport phenomena in surface engineering processes, materials properties, industrial ecology, and lif cycle analysis. She has authored or coauthored more than 111 peer-reviewed scientific journal publications, 141 publications in International and National Conference Proceedings, and seven book chapters. She has presented 42 invited lectures at international conferences and 11 invited seminars at foreign universities. She has been a member of the Editorial Board of Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing since 2009. She became a Fellow of the International Plasma Chemistry Society in 2015 and a Fellow of ASM International in 2012. As newly-appointed editor-in-chief of JTST, Dr. Vardelle joins Dr. Tucker is announcing that Dr. André McDonald, University of Alberta, has been named Lead Editor of the journal. Dr. McDonald is chair of the ASM Thermal Spray Society Training Committee, Lead Editor of the 2015 International Thermal Spray Conference Proceedings, and has served as a guest co-editor of the journal. Currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Dr. McDonald received his BSME from the City College of New York (CCNY) in 2001, where he was the DuPont Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Graduate and won the Peggy Benline, Eliza Ford, and ALCOA awards. He was granted his MSME from that same institution in 2002. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2007, followed by a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Industrial Materials Institute - National Research Council Canada (IMI-NRC) in Boucherville, Québec. Dr. McDonald's current research includes the development of flame-sprayed coatings to provide wear and erosion resistance and to provide heating and structural health monitoring to polymer-based airfoil structures. In the area of cold-spraying, he has been working to develop a variety of metal matrix composite coatings with alumina or tungsten carbide as the reinforcing particle material. Since 2006, his work has resulted in 33 peer-reviewed journal articles, 39 conference articles, a textbook on the practical design of thermo-fluids systems, an industrial manual for thermal spraying for the oil and gas industry, 26 industrial reports, and several awards including the International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition Best Paper Award, the Harold C. Simmons Best Paper Award from ILASS-Americas, the Composites Conference Best in Track Technical Paper Award for Manufacturing, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta's Early Accomplishment Award. Since becoming a professor, Dr. McDonald has trained 50 students, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, in the areas of thermal spraying and/or heat transfer.


The 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education is awarded to Worcester Polytechnic Institute educators Diran Apelian, FASM, (pictured), Arthur C. Heinricher, Richard F. Vaz, and Kristin K. Wobbe, "for a project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership, innovative problem-solving, interdisciplinary collaboration, and global competencies." The project-based engineering curriculum at WPI prepares 21st century leaders to tackle global issues through interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. The Institute's engineering program engages students with a specially designed sequence in which first-year students complete projects on topics such as energy and water; second-year capstones focus on the humanities and arts; junior-year interdisciplinary projects relate technology to society; and senior design projects are done in conjunction with external sponsors, providing relevant experience upon graduation. Last year, WPI launched its Institute on Project-Based Learning, an initiative to help other colleges and universities make progress toward implementing project-based learning on their campuses. The Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education is one of the most prestigious awards in engineering education


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ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ursula R. Kattner, FASM, Physical Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md., is the 2016 J. Williard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award recipient. She is cited for: "For contributions to the thermodynamic assessment of metallic alloys and application to metallurgical processing." The Gibbs Award was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of phase equilibria.  The award honors J. Willard Gibbs, one of America's greatest theoretical scientists. Originally proposed by the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Committee, the award supports ASM's strong brand identity and reputation in the field of phase diagrams. The J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award is endowed by QuesTek Innovations LLC. In addition to many other contributions, Gibbs laid the thermodynamics foundations of phase equilibria with his brilliant essay, "On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances", published in 1876 and in 1878 in the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy.


Luo A.A.,FASM | Sun W.,Ohio State University | Zhong W.,Ohio State University | Zhao J.-C.,Ohio State University
Advanced Materials and Processes | Year: 2015

Computational thermodynamics and CALPHAD modeling, when combined with critical experimental validation, can be used to guide the selection and development of new magnesium alloys. It is demonstrated that Ca is more effective than RE elements (such as Ce) in suppressing the formation of the Mg17Al12 phase in binary Mg-Al alloys and introducing more thermally stable phases in the ternary alloys, thus improving their creep resistance and strength at elevated temperatures. AE44 alloy is used in engine cradle applications and AX53 alloy is being developed by GM for automotive powertrain applications. The diffusion-multiple method, assembling several metal/alloy blocks in a predesigned geometry, allows many diffusion couples and triples in a single sample and is a high-throughput technique for extracting diffusivities for multicomponent alloy systems. A preliminary atomic mobility database of Mg alloys is established based on literature data and estimation from empirical methods. A precipitation simulation based on the classical KWN model has been demonstrated in Mg-Sn alloys, showing good agreement with experimental results.


Simcoe C.,Titanium Part II | Abkowitz S.,FASM
Advanced Materials and Processes | Year: 2015

Experts examined whether Armor Research Foundation (ARF) played a role in the development of the Ti-6Al-4V armored alloy and applied for its patent. Investigations revealed that there was no such patent application by ARF regarding the development of the concerned alloy. An ARF interference patent application was denied by the court in view of the earlier Battelle broad range patent.


Gan J.A.,FASM | Berndt C.C.,FASM
Advanced Materials and Processes | Year: 2015

Thermal spray approaches to depositing nanocomposite coatings including conventional plasma spray and high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) processes are discussed, as are more recently developed processes of cold spray, suspension thermal spray (STS), and solution precursor thermal spray (SPTS). The types of nanocomposite thermal spray feedstock materials that are available commercially, as well as those currently in the development phase, are critically assessed. The thermal spray approaches to deposit nanocomposite coatings are discussed, including the conventional plasma spray and high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) processes and the more recently developed cold spray, suspension thermal spray (STS), and solution precursor thermal spray (SPTS) processes. These processes are assessed in relation to their deposition mechanisms and the specific nanocomposite materials associated with each technique. The unique microstructure of the coatings deposited by each method is highlighted in relation to process and compositional control. The exceptional attributes of nanocomposite coatings, such as mechanical strength and toughness, wear resistance, thermophysical, and electrical properties, are also presented together with specific applications.


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Mr. Albert Kay, FASM, president of ASB Industries, Barberton, Ohio, is the recipient of this year's ASM Distinguished Life Member Award. The award is "in recognition of outstanding innovation and early commercialization of emerging thermal spray technologies, including high-velocity oxyfuel and cold spray; exemplary development of a business model that gained worldwide recognition; and for dedication and unselfishness, unstinting personal effort, and leadership on behalf of the Thermal Spray Society and ASM International." The Distinguished Life Membership award was established in 1954 and is conferred on leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge, and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries. His award will be presented during a future Akron Chapter meeting.

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