Archives—April 2011

College of Engineering Dean Steps Down, New Dean Search Committee Named

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Provost Max Seel has named a search committee to conduct an international search for a new dean of engineering. Stephen Kampe is the departmental representative for Materials Science and Engineering. Committee meetings will be open to members of the University community unless a closed meeting is necessary to maintain confidentiality. The search will be conducted according to Policy 19-07 of the University Senate.

The Main Types of Gasar Structure and Production Methods

Monday, April 18, 2011 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building

Dr. Vladimir Shapovalov
Department of Materials Science
National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine


This presentation will present a broad classification of gas-eutectic material (gasars) structures, based on experimental data obtained in former USSR, Russia, Ukraine, China, Japan and USA from 1979 to the present time. The presentation will also review gasar production methods and designs of gasar devices for laboratory and industrial manufacturing.


Dr. Shapovalov is an adjunct professor at the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine and seniorresearcher at Materials and Electrochemical Research Corporation of Tuscon, Arizona.  He graduated with a PhDfrom the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine in 1972 and has since worked there as a lecturer and professorof Materials Science.  From 1997-2000 he was project manager at Sandia National Laboratory in charge of Gasarmetallic foam research.  He has authored numerous papers on hydrogen equilibrium and advanced materialsprocessing with an emphasis on metallic foam.  His current research interests include advanced plasma processingof Gasar foams for coatings.

Hadsell’s Steely Vision for Michigan Tech

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Deloss Hadsell received his degree in metallurgical and materials engineering and spent 41 years working in steel. Through his estate planning, Deloss had provided for Eleanora after his passing, and, following her death, Michigan Tech received the bulk of their estate. Modest to the end, the Hadsells had made no specific designation for most of their gifts to Michigan Tech, except for some funds for the Rozsa Center, designated by Eleanora. The couple relied on the University to decide how to best invest their donation. The Hadsells had three life-income gift plans in place–a charitable remainder annuity trust, a charitable remainder unitrust, and a living trust–for a total gift of $1.5 million.