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Carl D. Lundin

Professor of Metallurgy


Dr. Lundin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1957 and his Ph.D from RPI in 1966 after 3 years in the US Navy.  His dissertation included fundamental studies of weld metal solidification and the development of a hot cracking test (Varestraint) that is used world-wide for basic weld cracking studies.  Dr. Lundin has taught metallurgy, materials science and materials joining at the college level for more than 48 years.  Dr. Lundin joined the faculty at Rensselaer in 1966 and came to the University of Tennessee in 1968 to establish a Materials Joining Laboratory.  His research has been recognized the world over and he has been an active industrial consultant for 48 years with recognized expertise in failure analysis serving government agencies and the private sector.  Dr. Lundin has authored or co-authored over 222 technical papers, numerous reports and has graduated 15 Ph.D’s and 25 Masters students.  Dr. Lundin has lectured internationally and is a visiting professor at several institutions.  Dr. Lundin has served many technical organizations such as the Welding Research Council and Materials Properties Council for over 40 years.  Dr. Lundin has been recognized by his peers, by his election to fellow status in the American Society for Materials and the American Welding Society.  Dr. Lundin continues his research with current interest in materials used in elevated temperature service for the steam power industry and the chemical and petroleum sector.


  • Materials Joining, Metallurgy, High Temperature Behavior
  • New High Strength Steels
  • Corrosion of Weldments
  • Stainless Steels for the Nuclear and Chemical Industries
  • Creep performance of weldments, High Energy Piping Weld performance, Testing for Weldability


Ph.D, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Materials Science and Engineering: Materials Joining; Non-equilibrium Metallurgy; Unique Test Methods for Weldability; High Temperature Behavior of Welds; Weldability of Wrought and Cast Materials

Professional Service

  • Member, Welding Research Council Committee on Stainless Steels and High alloy Materials.
  • Member, Fabrication Committee of the Materials Properties Council
  • Member, High Alloys committee of the Steel Founders Society of America

Awards and Recognitions

2010 International Institute of Welding (IIW) The Evgeny Paton Prize (The Prize is awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to science and technology through his life time of dedication to applied research and development in the field of advanced technologies, materials and equipment for welding and allied processes)
 Steel Founders Society of America, The Thomas E. Barlow Award of Honor for “distinguished contributions to the castings industry”
2005 Welding research Council Certificate of Appreciation for “outstanding contributions to the advancement of pressure vessel technology”
2000 Outstanding Teaching Award – The University of Tennessee


“A Study of the Relationship Between Microstructure and
Hardness/Toughness of Welded 2.25Cr-1Mo Steel”, Proceedings of the International Congress on Advances in Welding Science & Technology for Construction Energy & Transportation Systems (AWST 2011), October 2011, with Mustafa Acarer, D. Burgess, Max Trent and Maneel Bharadwaj.

“Optimization of the Weldability and Serviceability of 1 1/4Cr-1/2Mo for Petrochemical Applications”, Fitness for Adverse Environments pp 325-31, With Martin Prager, Peng Liu and Gang Zhou

 “Corrosion, Toughness and Metallurgical Evaluation of Cast Duplex Stainless Steels”, Duplex America 2000, Proceedings of Conference on Duplex Stainless Steels, paper P2065, pp 449, Stainless Steel World, February 29-March 1, 2000, Houston, Texas, Carl D Lundin, Songqing Wen, William J. Ruptrecht, Raymond Monroe and Malcolm Blair

“Hydrogen Attack Susceptibility of 2-1/4Cr-1Mo and 2-1/4Cr-1Mo-.25V Steels”, Welding Research Council Bulletin #527, pp19-52, Welding Research Council, NY, NY, May 2010, with K. Khan, P. Liu and M. Prager.

“Repair and Fabrication Practices for 1 1/4Cr-1/2Mo Steel”, Welding Research Council Bulletin #525, pp 71-78, Welding Research Council, NY, NY, March 2010, with M. Prager

“Specifying 1 1/4Cr-1/2 Mo Steels for Freedom from Cracking in Hydroprocessing  Service”, Welding Research Council Bulletin #525, pp 55-70, Welding Research Council, NY, NY, March 2010 with K. K. Khan, P. Liu, C. Qiao, G. Zhou, M. Prager.

“Restoration of Damaged 2-1/4Cr-1Mo Vessel”, Welding Research Council Bulletin #525, pp 29-24, Welding Research Council, NY, NY, March 2010, with J.S. Lee, E. Upitis and D. G. Miller

“Duplex Castings Perform equivalent to Wrought Material for Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior,” Proceedings of the Duplex 2007 Conference, Grado, Italy, June 2007 with V. Hariraran and Y. Cui

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