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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James Michael Rigsbee, FASM, Life Member, passed away on January 8 in Raleigh, N.C. He was born on De- cember 6, 1947, in Durham, N.C., and attended Southern High School there. He graduated from North Car- olina State University (NCSU) in 1974 with a Ph.D. in metallurgical engi- neering. Rigsbee completed a post doctorate at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, worked for Republic Steel in Cleveland, taught at University of Illinois at Urba- na-Champaign, was department head at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and came back to NCSU in 1998 as department head and professor of materials science and engineering. He was also an active and current mem- ber of the AM&P Editorial Committee and a past member of the International Reviews Committee. Thomas Leo Kablach, Life Member, passed away on January 2 in Mur- rieta, Calif. He was born on July 4, 1925, in Mt. Troy, Pa., and earned a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Carnegie Tech in 1950. He en- listed in the Army in April 1943 and served as a Private First Class in the Intelligence branch of the Army Air Corps. His career be- gan at Mesta Machine Co. and included management positions at Struthers Wells, Erie Forge, Pittron, Mee- hanite, and Johnstown Steel. He served as director of The Roll Manufacturing Institute and president of Tech- mart Inc. He was chairman of ASM's Calumet Chapter and served on numerous committees. He also taught metallurgical classes for ASM and consulted for a num- ber of companies. Stephen E. Chehi, Life Member, of Bethlehem, Pa., died on January 12 at age 90. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1952, he received a B.S. in industrial engi- neering from the Pennsylvania State University where he also worked as a mechanical designer with the Navyʼs Ordnance Research Laboratory. He then completed a 30- year career with Bethlehem Steel Corp. During his tenure, he was granted a U.S. patent for processing methods for specialty metals and developed improved manufacturing practices for NASAʼs Titan IIIC rocket motor hardware and the Navyʼs deep submergence rescue vehicle pressure hull. Chehi joined ASM in 1953. H I G H L I G H T S MEMBERS IN THE NEWS 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 ASM NEWS 6 1 In Memoriam Mathaudhu to Receive Norm Augustine Award Suveen Mathaudhu, assistant professor at Uni- versity of California River- side, will receive the Norm Augustine Award for Out- standing Achievement in Engineering Communica- tions from the American Association of Engineer- ing Societies on April 20. Mathaudhu studies mech- anisms that make metallic materials and composites lighter and stronger, but he also has an interest in comics. This hobby led him to help create a museum exhibit called Comic-Tanium, which has traveled to San Diego, Washington, and Pittsburgh. Comic-Ta- nium combines practical materials science with the fictional worlds of comic book heroes. The exhibit is being enhanced to include video and other modules that could be used by ele- mentary school math and science teachers. Berndt Awarded Doctor of Engineering Degree Christopher C. Berndt, FASM, TS- HoF, was awarded the Doctor of Engi- neering (DEng) degree in December 2014 from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. This is the highest academic degree that may be conferred by the university and is awarded for work that makes an original, substantial, and dis- tinguished contribution to knowledge in a field with which the faculty is concerned. Berndt's DEng thesis was titled "Thermal Spray Coatings: Processing, Microstructural Architecture and their Materials Engineering Design."

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