APMI International has named Stephen Mashl professor at Michigan Technological University, USA, and Alberto Molinari professor at the University of Trento, Italy, as 2018 APMI Fellows.

The APMI Fellow Award is the organization’s highest and recognizes APMI members for their contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organization, as well as for expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry.

Mashl is a research professor of materials science and engineering and has dedicated over three decades to the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, working primarily in particulate materials and PM product and processes development, APMI says. Most of his career has been in industry during which time he has developed process simulation models, worked to identify particle formation mechanisms, and developed an integrated hot isostatic press (HIP) plus solution heat treat process for the treatment of aluminum castings. He is co-inventor on several patents, his research appears in over 50 papers and publications, and he has served as technical reviewer for multiple journals.

Alberto Molinari is a professor of metallurgy and one of the most active PM technology professors in the world according to the APMI. His 35 years of research, including 15 years as an APMI International member, has led to 500 published papers in international and national journals, as well as in conference proceedings mostly on PM subjects. He serves on the International Liaison committee for the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy and has contributed to the development of some low-alloy powders as well as the optimization of several industrial processes. He has done scientific work on high-energy milling and sintering of powders to produce nanostructured materials, deformation and fracture behavior of porous materials and wear mechanisms of porous materials. In addition, he is developing a modified theory of sintering, accounting for the effect of the prior uniaxial compaction of the parts, and is working on the experimental determination of the constitutive models of the metallic powders when uniaxially cold compacted.

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