Members in the News

Benjamin Blazek, University of Akron Corrosion Engineering, was awarded the 2019 Edward J. Dulis Scholarship by ASM International.

Charles Morris Kay, FASM, Vice President Sales & marketing, ASB Industries, Inc., Barberton, OH, was selected for Fellow by ASM International for “Global technical leadership in innovative thermal spray technologies, mentoring thermal spray practitioners and sustained, dedicated volunteer service to the thermal spray community.”

MARGARET SHOWALTER (La Academia de Esperanza Charter School, New Mexico) was recipient of the 2019 ASM International Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award. Margaret was a master teacher at ASM Akron Teachers Camp at the University of Akron for the last nine years. Congratulations on the award.

November, 2016: Mr. Al Kay, FASM, ASB Industries, Inc., to be presented the Distinguished Life Member Award from ASM International at the ASM Akron Chapter meeting November 16, 2016, by ASM International Trustee, Roger Jones.

"In recognition of outstanding innovation and early commercialization of emerging thermal spray technologies including high-velocity oxyfuel and cold spray; exemplary development of a business model that gained worldwide recognition; and for dedication and unselfishness, unstinting personal effort and leadership on behalf of the Thermal spray Society and ASM International"

October, 2016: Amit (AP) Pandey, PhD., LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc., received the ASM International Emerging Professional Achievement Award.

The Emerging Professional Achievement Award was established in 2010 to recognize and honor extraordinary ASM volunteers who are less senior individuals, i.e., 0-5 years of experience post-graduation, who have made a significant impact on ASM International through devoted service and dedication to the future of the Society.

The 2016 Award Recipient is: Dr. Amit Pandey
Development Lead - LG Fuel Cells North Canton, Ohio
ASM Akron Chapter
For his efforts in establishing a Materials Advantage chapter at the University of Akron, for growing membership and successfully organizing a materials selection course and teacher’s camps.
Dr. Amit Pandey is the development leader of the group that supports the reliability of fuel-cell components and stack at LG Fuel Cell Systems. In addition, he is project leader for material selection and supply chain activities for high-temperature ceramics and alloys for product development.

Dr. Pandey started his professional career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University (2010-2011) and later moved to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2011-2013). He has received his Ph.D. (2010) from the University of Maryland in mechanical engineering, M.S. (2005) from University of Arizona and B-Tech (2003) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Varanasi, India.

Dr. Pandey is an active member of several material societies (ASM, TMS, ACerS), committees related to energy conversion and storage. He has also received young professional and leadership awards from these societies.