Advanced Materials & Processes

FEB 2015

Covers developments in engineering materials selection, processing, fabrication, testing/characterization, materials engineering trends, and emerging technologies, industrial and consumer applications, as well as business and management trends

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ences and giving presentations on her research work. She also got involved in ASM Cleveland Chapter activities, judging science fairs, attending meetings, and planning events. After graduate school, Sunniva found a position as a re- search metallurgist at Nupro Co., now Swagelok, a manufacturer of high-purity valves for the semiconductor equipment market. It was a great time to be there, with many materials-based ques- tions to answer and issues to solve as the semiconductor equip- ment market matured. She was recognized by SEMI International for her work in the development of standards for the semicon- ductor equipment industry, in particular welding procedures and inspection criteria for high purity welding; surface chemistry and surface finish requirements and test methods; and materials specifications and corrosion test methods for semicon- ductor gas delivery systems and components. She also remained active in ASM. At the chapter level, Sunniva served as Cleveland Chapter Chair, and in national ac- tivities, she chaired the Technical Books Committee and organized conference sessions. In 2000, Sunniva attended ASM's inaugural Mate- rials Camp as an observer. The excitement of the stu- dents and their mentors was infectious. In the following years, she served as a mentor at the Eisenman Camp and in Canada. From 2008 to 2014, she headed the ASM Cleveland Chapter Committee that planned and ran Materials Camps for teachers at CWRU. Swagelok continued to grow, manufacturing fluid system components and engineering solutions for in- dustries including oil and gas, nuclear, semiconduc- tor, and biopharm. Sunniva kept up with her research, presenting and publishing on a variety of topics, and took on management positions at Swagelok as well. She became actively involved in Swagelok's research on low temperature carburization of stainless steel, and was the principal investigator on two government-sponsored projects concerning this technology. She also initiated Swagelok's mate- rials science research collaboration with Case that continues to this day. Swagelok's patented SAT12 process won the ASM Engi- neered Materials Achievement Award in 2006. Sunniva became an ASM Fellow in 2008 and served on the Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2011. Sunniva is very proud of her family and grateful for their sup- port—husband Michael, daughter Kristina, and son William. Michael and Sunniva celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in July 2014. Michael is a business economist and writer, and a stay-at-home dad. Kristina studies electrical engineering at Case, and William is a soph- International Impact Although ASM became "international" in the 1980s, we have not developed a truly global view. ASM has opportunities in countries all over the world, English-speaking and otherwise. With an expanded web presence, and an understanding of how to deliver value to people in China, India, and South America—anywhere there is a potential member—we can fulfill our international promise. Volunteerism This initiative addresses a very special portion of our membership, those who are engaged in chapter participation and as volunteers. The ASM Chapters form a wonderful base for the Society. We need to determine what works well in the chapter model and how to improve it for the next generation of members. Our volunteers also need support and a new generation of volunteers needs to be cultivated. We must make the benefits of ASM membership and volunteerism obvious and transparent, and make membership easy and valuable to both members and their companies. omore in high school. They have been great ASM supporters too, wrapping family vaca- tions around ASM conferences and helping out at Materials Camps. In March 2013, Sunniva left her po- sition at Swagelok after 18 years and became a professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case. She teach- es undergraduate and graduate courses in design, manufacturing, and materials, and assists with manufacturing research initiatives. The driver for her return to campus was an opportunity to serve as a role model and mentor for the next gen- eration of engineers. She is particularly interested in supporting women in STEM professions for the benefit of workforce development and economic opportunity. I hope I've given you a sense of who Sunniva is and how she functions. She is a good listener and a great communicator, and I look forward to her leadership of our Society. ~AM&P Flashback: Sunniva with daughter Kristina and Prof. Arthur Heuer at CWRU afer receiving her Ph.D. Graduation Day 2014 at CWRU. Prof. Collins with Prof. Heuer, research collaborators since 2000. A D V A N C E D M A T E R I A L S & P R O C E S S E S | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 3 1

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