APMI International has named the two recipients of its 2018 Fellow Award, which recognises them for their contributions to the goals of the organization as well as for a high level of expertise in the powder metallurgy industry. The 2018 recipients are Stephen Mashl and Alberto Molinari.

Stephen Mashl, research professor of materials science and engineering Michigan Technological University, has reportedly dedicated over three decades to the powder metallurgy (PM) industry, working primarily in particulate materials and PM product and processes development. 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. Mashl has served as president of the Advanced Particulate Materials Association and as a director of the Isostatic Pressing Association. He is a past member of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Board of Governors and a Fellow of ASM International.

Alberto Molinari, professor of metallurgy at the University of Trento, has 35 years of research, including 15 years as an APMI International member, which 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 extensive scientific work on three main subjects: high-energy milling and sintering of powders to produce nanostructured materials; deformation and fracture behavior of porous materials; and wear mechanisms of porous materials. He is also 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 metallic powders when uniaxially cold compacted.

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