Dr Aziz Asphahani, the president and CEO of alloy specialist QuesTek Innovations, has been appointed to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering.

He is honored ‘for executive leadership in STEM education, integrated computer design of materials, and innovation and production of corrosion-resistant alloys,’ according to the company.

Dr Asphahani began his career at Haynes International, where he held positions of increasing responsibility as corrosion engineer, director of research & development, haynes vice president, and CABVAL President. Afterwards, he served as President & CEO of CARUS Chemical Co.

His work led to the granting of eight patents, one notable example being the patent for a corrosion resistant, high performance nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy, HASTELLOY C-22 (US Patent #4,533,414). 

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