Diana Lados, Milton Prince Higgins II Distinguished Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the founder and director of WPI’s Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has been elected a fellow of ASM International, according to the MPIF. A full-time faculty member at WPI since 2006, Lados has established fundamental relationships with broad applicability between materials’ microstructures and their behavior and properties, advanced our understanding of underlying failure mechanisms, and developed computational models able to link the performance of materials to their manufacturing processes and accurately predict component life, the association says. These developments have had a major impact on materials processing and manufacturing, as well as design, and have been extensively used for high-integrity structural and engine applications in all transportation industries

In other news, Arthur (Bud) Jones, engineering manager at Symmco Inc, based in Pennsylvania, USA, has been appointed president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology, succeeding Jeff Hamilton of AAM who has completed two terms.

Jones worked in the PM industry for over 30 years, focused on PM parts production. He has two associate degrees from Pennsylvania State University in material engineering technologies and mechanical engineering technologies. Jones has worked in press set-up and operation for over 15 years and quality assurance for four years.

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