Advanced Materials & Processes

JUN 2012

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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HIGHLIGHTS...Volunteerism Seal Elected Pegasus Professor The University of Central Florida (UCF) elected Prof. Sudipta Seal, recently FASM, as Pegasus Professor, the Univer- sity's highest honor. He was cited as a "pi- oneering researcher in the areas of material sciences and nanotechnology." Seal has several roles at UCF including, University Distinguished Professor, direc- tor of Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center and Nanoscience and Technology Center, and professor of mate- rials science and engineering. He is also an AAAS fellow. First Year Nano Letters Lectureship Silvija Gradečak, the Thomas Lord As- sistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, was named 2012 recipient of the Nano Letters Young Investigator Lec- tureship. This award, being given this year for the first time, recognizes the contribu- tions of a young investigator who made major impacts in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Gradečak's research focuses on Narayan Wins Holladay Medal Prof. Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, FASMand Inaugural MRS Fellow, received 2011-2012 Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Ex- cellence. The Holladay medal, named after the first NCSU Chancellor, is the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Trustees of North Carolina State University on a faculty in recognition of his or her out- standing accomplishments in research, teaching, and other professional services. He is the only recipient this year. Narayan also received the 2011 Reynolds Prize, which recog- nized sustained excellence in research, teaching, and exten- sion by the College of Engineering; the winner received a cash prize of $25,000, endowed by The R. J. Reynolds Indus- tries, Inc. 2012 IMS Corporate Sponsors The International Metallographic Society relies on corporate financial support to maintain its excellent awards program. IMS extends sincere appreciation to the following companies for their support: IMS Benefactors • Buehler • Precision Surfaces International IMS Patrons • Allied High Tech Products Inc. • IMR Test Labs • Metallurgical Supply Co. Inc. • Struers Inc. VOLUNTEERISM COMMITTEE Profile of a Volunteer E. Andrew Payzant Oak Ridge National Laboratory I t was 1995 when Andrew Payzant trav- eled south from his home in Nova Sco- tia to work at the "Atomic City" site of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. Andrew came for a post- doc position, studying residual stress mapping of material using neutron beams. After two years, he was offered a staff position in ORNL's High Temperature Materials Labora- tory. It was a wise career move, he now says, "I come to work every day with a smile on my face, working with ter- rific people in a world class organization, using state of the art equipment!" Now Andrew is a senior R&D staff member at ORNL. Andrew has been an active volunteer with the five-star Oak Ridge ASM chapter and ASM headquarters. He's been chapter chair and webmaster, organized educational sympo- siums, and served as editorial advisor for Advanced Materi- als & Processes magazine and the content committee for ASM handbooks. "I first joined ASM as a student member to get discounts on the superb metallographic handbooks." recalls Andrew. But since then, he has seen other benefits of membership. He is impressed with ASM's staying power. "With the age of big manufacturing behind us, it's a challenge to engage new members. But the good news is that we get new members every year… and we keep the chapter fresh. " From teacher and student camps, to sponsoring a schol- arship at the University of Tennessee, the Oak Ridge chapter is getting the word out. "Educational outreach is a big part of it. You need to get high school and middle school students aware of materials science as a career path. The regional camps are brilliant and the annual chapter report's point sys- tem motivates us to put together a fantastic year. " As a busy father of two, Andrew jokes that volunteering outside of work is "twisted and deranged," but essential. "These things don't happen in a vacuum. Volunteers are critical. " ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES • JUNE 2012 43 IMS Associates • B&W Technical Services Y-12 • Carl Zeiss MicroImaging LLC • Hoeganaes Corp. • Ted Pella Inc. IMS Sponsors • Leco Corp. • MetLab Corp. • Nikon Metrology Inc. • Scot Forge Co. nanophotonics and electronics, and is based on the synthe- sis, characterization, and integration of low-dimensional sys- tems. She will give the invited lectureship talk in August 2012 at the 244th ACS National Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia, Pa., in the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry technical program. ASMnews

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