It is said that good things come in threes and we need look no farther than our own UTK MSE Assistant Professor Eric Lass to see proof of that adage.
Prof. Lass is part of a team of co-authors who were recently recognized with the “Nagy El-Kaddah Award for Best Paper in MHD (magneto-hydrodynamics) Material Processing”. The award was announced in the February, 2020 issue of JOM. The paper “The Influence of Annealing Temperature and Time on the Formation of delta-Phase in Additively-Manufactured Inconel 625” was published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A in 2018. This work helps further the ability to process nickel-based superalloys in additive manufacturing in a manner that retains the best properties of the alloy. A link to the paper is here.
Prof. Lass was also part of a team that was recognized with a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for their work in identifying the source of the problematic phase formation as well as new processing conditions to avoid it, and in transferring this knowledge to the additive manufacturing community. A link to the announcement of the award is here.
Finally, Prof. Lass had his fourth patent published in December, 2019. The patent is on the very practical topic of “Coinage cladding alloy and processing for making coinage cladding alloy”. The link to the patent is here.
This trio of recognitions is a result of work that Prof. Lass performed while he was at NIST, immediately prior to joining the MSE faculty. We look forward to his next trio of accolades emerging from his work at UTK!