Dr. Joseph Newkirk, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Metals (ASM) International.

The title of ASM International Fellow honors technical and professional members who are notable for their distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering.

Dr. Newkirk, who has been a member of the university for 28 years, was recognized for his work in a wide variety of metals science applications. His work includes using 3D printing to make hybrid metals out of normally incompatible materials, such as titanium and steel. This additive method produces little waste in making parts, unlike companies that use subtractive methods like turning parts on lathes to make their parts, Newkirk says.

Newkirk has served as the ASM handbook chair, has been on the board of directors for Alpha Sigma Mu and is the faculty advisor for the Blacksmithing Club of Rolla.

This story is reprinted from material from Missouri University of Science and Technology, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.