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2017 class portrait and awards

At the annual SMS picnic in the Whitaker courtyard on May 3, graduating students in attendance gathered for a portrait and departmental awards for 2017 were announced. In addition to established awards, two new prizes were given for the department’s first annual research symposium held last month. Congratulations to our award …

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2017 materials research symposium awards

At the annual SMS picnic, prizes were awarded for the department’s first annual research symposium held April 20. Congratulations to our award winners: The prize for Best Presentation was awarded to Zakaria Hsain for Wear Behavior of Annealed Atomic Layer Deposited Alumina Thin Films. His advisor is Nicholas Strandwitz. The …

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Metallurgical engineer

As a technical assistant staff member, you will process iridium alloys to produce blanks and foils as well as refractory and other high temperature metals. This early career position is in the Materials Processing and Joining Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory …

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Misiolek wins wire industry award

Wojtek Misiolek was one of two recipients of the annual Schneider Memorial Award presented in March by the Polish Chapter of Wire Association International (WAI). The award is named in honor of Marian Schneider, 1899-1969, to recognize individuals who have made major contributions to the development of both Polish and …

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Notis to lecture on Samurai sword

Emeritus professor Michael R. Notis, BS ’60, MS ’63, Ph.D. ’69, will be the guest lecturer at an ASM meeting taking place Thursday, April 27 in WH 207 at 5:00pm. His talk, “Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Fabrication of the Samurai Sword,” discusses what is widely considered to be the epitome …

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Romig to deliver EMS commencement address

Alton D. Romig, Jr., B.S. ’75, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’79 and executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the commencement address for Penn State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences on May 5, 2017. Romig was honored with a distinguished alumni award from the department of Materials …

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Experienced lab manager

Metcut, an independent materials engineering and testing organization based in Cincinnati, is seeking a lab manager. MS and PhD materials graduates considered with 10+ years of experience in different materials science and engineering roles and 5+ years of experience in a microstructural lab or work environment. Please see the job description for complete …

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Eco-design of multilayer coatings researcher

Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-years PhD position to work on the design of multilayer coatings for durability of steel wires at high temperature, starting on October 1st 2017. The project points at improving the durability at high-temperature of standard low-cost steel wires through a surface functionalization with …

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