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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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 H ave you noticed? Advanced Materials & Processes has a bold new look, which we introduced in January. The re- design turned out to be a major undertaking, full of twists, turns, and a fair share of drama. Then, once our editorial and design staff reviewed our freshly printed copies, we decided to make numerous tweaks and subtle changes. The intend- ed result is a significantly optimized February issue. Many readers expressed feedback on our January debut, which we took into consideration for this second issue. We now hope to hear from you about February as well. What do you like? What could we do better? Are there top- ics you would like to see covered more often? As ASM members, we appreciate that many of you consider AM&P to be "your magazine," and as such, we highly value your opinion. So please don't be shy with your comments! We consider the maga- zine to be a living thing that evolves over time and we count on you—our readers and members—to be part of the metamorphosis. In a similar vein, we know that manufactured objects often evolve in a sim- ilar manner, meandering down a path of design iterations and incremental im- provements. Fortunately for materials scientists and engineers, many of these modifications involve advanced materials. From using ceramic matrix compos- ites in aircraft design to ramping up multi-material strategies in the automotive industry, the physical world of "stuff" we depend on keeps changing as well. Perhaps even more exhilarating are the new wonder materials coming down the pike—science-fictionish substances like mass-produced graphene, black phosphorous, and ghostlike aerogels. If you're working on any of these devel- opments, we want to hear about it. Likewise, we have two initiatives to share that may spur some interest and creative designs. First up is a new "Head Health Challenge" just announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in partnership with the NFL, GE, and Under Armour. The challenge involves an open innovation prize in search of advanced materials with enhanced energy absorption or dissipation properties. The goal: Improve the protective equipment used by athletes, military personnel, first responders, and others who face injury from impact events. Sponsors will award $2 million in prizes to those who propose and provide the best materials. A short abstract describing the proposed material is all that is needed to get start- ed, but the deadline for submission is March 13. Visit for more information. On a similar note, the BoatUS Foundation, Personal Floatation Device Man- ufacturers Association, and National Marine Manufacturers Association have part- nered to search for the best technologies and designs for the "Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition." A $10,000 cash prize will go to the winner. Deadline is April 15 and more information is available at Very few participants may choose to enter either of these contests, so why not try it? Our materials science and engineering community seems to have a definite advantage in these types of competitions and it would be exciting to see someone from our world announced as a winner. In the meantime, stay warm. Spring is just around the corner. 4 ASM International 9639 Kinsman Road, Materials Park, OH 44073 Tel: 440.338.5151 • Fax: 440.338.4634 Frances Richards, Editor-in-Chief Julie Lucko, Editor Barbara L. Brody, Art Director Annie Beck, Production Manager Press Release Editor EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Yu-Ping Yang, Chair, EWI Jaimie Tiley, Vice Chair, U.S. Air Force Research Lab Mario Epler, Past Chair, Carpenter Technology Corp. Craig Clauser, Board Liaison Kathryn Dannemann, Board Liaison Laura Addessio, PCC Structurals Inc. Arvind Agarwal, Florida International University Gerald Bruck, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. Steven Claves, Alcoa Inc. Adam Farrow, Los Alamos National Lab Nia Harrison, Ford Motor Co. Alan Luo, The Ohio State University Roger Narayan, UNC-NCSU Somuri Prasad, Sandia National Lab Fei Ren, Temple University Kumar Sridharan, University of Wisconsin ASM BOARD OF TRUSTEES Sunniva R. Collins, President Jon D. Tirpak, Vice President Craig D. Clauser, Treasurer C. Ravi Ravindran, Immediate Past President Iver Anderson Kathryn Dannemann Mitchell Dorfman James C. Foley Jacqueline M. Earle John R. Keough Zi-Kui Liu Tirumalai S. Sudarshan David B. Williams Terry F. Mosier, Secretary and Interim Managing Director STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS Virginia K. Judge, Anthony Lombardi, Myrissa N. Maxfield Individual readers of Advanced Materials & Processes may, without charge, make single copies of pages therefrom for per- sonal or archival use, or may freely make such copies in such numbers as are deemed useful for educational or research purposes and are not for sale or resale. Permission is granted to cite or quote from articles herein, provided customary acknowledgment of the authors and source is made. 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 PARDON OUR DUST

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