Metallurgist Employment

HB Consultants LLC, a contingency search firm specializing in the steel and metals industries, has the following jobs open. If interested, please email resume to or call 330.759.8700
Application Metallurgist –minimum of MS or PhD Metl or Material Sci degree. Candidate can have experience in the appliance, steel, or automotive industries. A knowledge of welding is helpful. Will be located on-site at corporate headquarters.
Application Metallurgist – minimum of MS or PhD Metl or Material Sci degree. Candidate can have experience in the appliance, steel, or automotive industries. A knowledge of welding is helpful. Will be located at customers’ sites (Detroit, Nashville, or Alabama).
Customer Technical Service Metallurgist – based in Chicago IL. BS metallurgy or material science degree required. 5 years experience. Know API standards and have a knowledge of hot roll. Minimum 3 years in the hot roll steel industry.
Melt Shop Metallurgist – EAF and caster experience.
Melt Supervisor – EAF background. Several jobs available – locations: Chicago, Cleveland, Johnstown PA.
Hot Mill Operations Engineer – Experience in rolling and operations technology.
Metallurgist Technical Service – base + bonus + profit sharing. Experience in flat roll and cold roll.

Science Just Got Cheaper (and Faster): Design Library Lets Researchers Print their Own Syringe Pumps

image113176-horizFurnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University has published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment: the syringe pump. Syringe pumps are used to dispatch precise amounts of liquid, as for drug delivery or mixing chemicals in a reaction. They can also cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

MSE Seminar: Zhiqun Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology

John and Virginia Towers Distinguished Lecture Series, Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Seminar: Zhiqun Lin, Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; 11:00am-12:00 on Tuesday September 9th at M & M 610

Topic: A Robust Strategy to Monodisperse Functional Nanocrystals with Precisely Tunable Dimensions, Compositions and Architectures for Solar Energy Conversion and Photocatalysis

Nanocrystals exhibit a wide range of unique properties (e.g., electrical, optical, and optoelectronic) that depend sensitively on their size and shape, and are of both fundamental and practical interest. Breakthrough strategies that will facilitate the design and synthesis of a large diversity of nanocrystals with different properties and controllable size and shape in a simple and convenient manner are of key importance in revolutionarily advancing the use of nanocrystals for a myriad of applications in lightweight structural materials, optics, electronics, photonics, optoelctronics, magnetic technologies, sensory materials and devices, catalysis, drug delivery, biotechnology, and among other emerging fields. In this talk, I will elaborate a general and robust strategy for crafting a large variety of functional nanocrystals with precisely controlled dimensions (i.e., plain, core/shell, and hollow nanoparticles) for use in energy-related applications (i.e., solar cells and photocatalysis) by capitalizing on a new class of unimolecular star-like block copolymers as nanoreactors. This strategy is effective and able to produce organic solvent-soluble and water-soluble monodisperse nanoparticles, including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, luminescent, semiconductor, and their core/shell nanoparticles, which represent a few examples of the kind of nanoparticles that can be produced using this technique. The applications of these functional nanocrystals on plasmonic solar cells and photocatalysis will also be discussed.

Seminar on Sept 9 (Zhiqun Lin from Georgia Tech) PDF