2019 Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship to feature Diran Apelian

The 2nd annual Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing will be held Friday, Sept. 13.
2019 Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship to feature Diran Apelian

MSE is pleased to announce that Diran Apelian will present "Aluminum Alloy Design Strategies for Enhanced Performance" at the 2nd annual Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing on Friday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in 1013 H.H. Dow. Apelian is Distinguished Professor at UC-Irvine, Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Engineering and Founding Director of the Metal Processing Institute, WPI, Worcester, Mass.

Abstract: "Aluminum Alloy Design Strategies for Enhanced Performance"

The demand for lightweighting of our infrastructure and transportation equipment has seen a significant growth the last two decades; this need is expected to increase as reduction of carbon footprint and energy consumption will be major drivers in the decades ahead.  Aluminum has played a pivotal role in this lightweighting movement and will continue to do so.  There is a need for high performance Al alloys such as enhanced modulus, usage at elevated temperatures, and damage resistant alloys, etc.  In this presentation a retrospective and a prospective view of alloy design for Al will be reviewed and discussed. 

All are welcome to attend. Admission is free.