ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Joint Meeting ASM Akron International and ASME Akron

All monthly reservations will be taken by the Technical Chair unless noted otherwise.
Please state your corporate or organization affiliate with your reservation.

Reservations Contact: Dave Houser 330-665-3753.

All reservations must be made no later than Monday January 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Technical Chair: David P. Houser, Akron ASM Vice-chair & Akron ASME Chair

Speaker: Dr. Jae-Won Choi - Assistant Professor, The University of Akron

Dr. Choi is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Akron (UA), Akron, Ohio. Prior to joining the UA program he spent one year in Post Doctoral research in the W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Dr. Choi received his B.S., M.S., and PhD from Pusan National University at Busan, South Korea. Dr. Choi has publisher more than 40 archived journal and conference papers. Dr. Choi is currently serving as a track co-organizer of Advanced Manufacturing in ASME IMECE 2016, editorial board member in a journal, Additive Manufacturing, and a guest editor of a special issue – 3D Printed Sensors in a journal, Sensors.

Topic: 3D Printing of Smart Structures: Advances and Challenges
3D printing of smart structures is a new research field which involves many challenges in materials and processes. Although 3D printing technologies are mature enough in terms of creating 3D structures, there is a lack in crating 3D smart structures including sensors, actuators, and electronics. Dr. Choi will show the possibility to overcome these challenges using a hybrid 3D printing process with stretchable, piezoresistive polymer/nanocomposites for tactile sensors. Several examples of these sensors will be shown. He will also address the current state of the art and challenges involved in materials, processes, and applications.

Location:New Era Café, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312, 330-784-0087
Networking: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 7:30 p.m.
Cost:$25.00 Members & Spouses / $30.00 Non-Members / $20.00 Retirees /
$10.00 Life Members & Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas, Stuffed Pork Chops, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee, and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates

February 23, 2017: Engineers Week Banquet at Emidio’s
March 15, 2017: Thermal Spray Night at New Era Café
April 19: Member Appreciation & Student Night
May 17: Social Night – Akron Rubber Ducks Baseball Game

ASM Akron Teachers Camp 2017.
We are presently accepting reservations for attendees for the camp scheduled July 24 - 28, 2017.
Contact Dr. Robert M. Shemenski, FASM

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