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Students win Shapeways 3D Printing Campus Battle Grand Prize

Michigan Tech beat out over 200 universities—including second-place Princeton—to win the Shapeways 3D Printing Campus Battle Grand Prize. Each student that participated receives the following:

  • A $75 Shapeways 3-D print credit, which is particularly useful to students without access to a campus makerspace.
  • A three-month trial of General Assembly’s Front Row Learning platform with unlimited access to both live and on-demand streaming classes across a number of topics in tech, business and design.
  • A three-month scholarship. Skillshare is an online learning community to master real-world skills through project-based classes.
  • A Tinkercad T-shirt from Autodesk
  • A Shapeways print

The physical prizes are en route and will be distributed by Professor Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE).

MSE Seminar: Disorder-Engineered Titanium Dioxide Nanocrystals: Fundamentals and Application to Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production

Materials Science & Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University; John & Virginia Towers Distinguished Lecture Series, Samuel S. Mao, University of California at Berkeley, Friday December 5, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room 610, M&M Building

Title: Disorder-Engineered Titanium Dioxide Nanocrystals: Fundamentals and Application to Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production;

This seminar will provide an overview of recent progress in the development of earth-abundant photocatalytic materials for solar-driven production of hydrogen. The emphasis will be the realization of disorder-engineered titanium dioxide, starting with an introduction of the fundamental concept behind disorder engineering. The method of synthesizing disorder-engineered titanium dioxide nanocrystals will be presented, followed by measurements of their structural, optical, and electronic properties. Photocatalysis experiments based on solar-driven hydrogen production using disorder-engineered titanium dioxide nanocrystals, that can absorb solar energy in both visible and infrared wavelength regions, will be summarized, and the physics underlying visible light absorption as well as an increased photocatalytic efficiency of disorder-engineered titanium dioxide nanocrystals will be discussed.

Speaker Bio: Professor Samuel Mao obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. He is Director of Clean Energy Engineering Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley. In 2013, he founded the Institute of New Energy, a private international research institution, after raising more than $15 million startup fund. He was also a career staff scientist at U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory between 2001 and 2013. He published 130 refereed articles, which have received over twenty-thousand (20,000) citations. He is also an inventor of more than 20 patents, and has delivered 100 plenary, keynote, or invited talks at various international conferences and leading universities. He has served as a technical committee member, program review panelist, grant evaluator, and national laboratory observer for the U.S. Department of Energy. He co-founded the First International Symposium on Transparent Conducting Materials, the First International Conference on Energy Nanotechnology, and the First International Workshop on Renewable Energy. He co-chaired Materials Research Society (MRS) annual meeting in the spring of 2011, and the International Conference on Clean Energy in 2012. He received 2011 “R&D 100” Technology Award.

Metallurgical Engineering job in coastal Georgia

Date: 11/11/2014

Location: (About 20 miles South of Savannah, GA)

Position: Metallurgical Engineer

Pay rate: Will be very competitive (Depending on Experience)

Paid Relocation: Yes

What does the company do? World-leading provider of Seamless Rolled Rings, Closed Die Forgings, Open Die Forgings, Extruded Forgings and Specialty Metals to primarily the Aerospace market as well as a spectrum of related markets. Their new Closed Die Forging Facility is the most significant expansion in the company’s history. The site specializes in Critical Discs for various Aircraft Engines, Military and Aero-Derivative Engines as well as Industrial Turbines. One of the world’s largest closed die presses and state of the art equipment makes this an exciting opportunity.

Job Summary:

As a Metallurgical Engineer you will play a key role in providing technical support to manufacturing, customer service and quality. In addition, you will be responsible for analyzing process capability, control and improve metallurgical processes, providing customer technical support and supporting product testing and inspection processes.

Top Requirements:

• Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Sciences or Metallurgical Engineering

• 3-5 years Experience as a Metallurgist (company makes super alloys – titanium)

• They are specifically looking for someone that has 3-5 years

experience out of college and would like this to be their second job.

• Must currently have right to work in US (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)

Other Requirements:

• Analyze microstructures, fatigue, creep on parts

• Ensures products metallurgical properties meet customer’s requirements

• Interfaces with Sales and Customers on technical matters

• Leads various continuous improvement activities within quality/manufacturing

• Must have strong knowledge of Nadcap/AS9001 Requirements

• Develops and maintains critical processes

• Provides support in compliance and capability

EMAIL resume immediately to:

Metallurgical Engineer position at EJ

Metallurgical Engineer position at EJ

EJ is looking for a Metallurgical Engineer for our East Jordan Michigan foundry. Formerly East Jordan Iron Works, EJ is a family owned grey and ductile iron foundry that produces street castings and has been in operation for over 131 years.

Oversees the operations of the Metal and Sand labs, ensuring that all the necessary testing is being conducted to guarantee that the iron and sand produced meets associated standards. Provides technical support in the analysis of quality issues, process improvements, and various special projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Supervises the Metal and Sand lab technicians involved in process control activities.
• Oversees that lab tests are conducted properly and that appropriate test documentation is maintained.
• Ensures that all Metal and Sand parameters are within specified ranges or take the necessary actions to correct and maintain product quality.
• Ensures that all test procedures and equipment complies with all applicable standards.
• Ensures that the finished product conforms to customer specifications.
• Conducts analysis of casting defects and make recommendations for process improvements.
• Investigates quality problems related to metallurgical or sand issues and makes recommendations on corrective actions.
• Conducts various research projects in a variety of areas including technical improvements, process improvements, variation reduction, etc.
• Provides technical expertise to production employees and offers specific process improvement recommendations to fulfill quality expectations.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; and three to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply go to the EJ website ( and click on the careers link.

Chris Kelly
Technical Services Manager
tel 231 536 4579 fax 231 536 4495

301 Spring St., PO Box 439, East Jordan MI 49727

Employment: Laboratory Engineer, Metallurgy & Mechanical

Job Title: Laboratory Engineer, Metallurgy & Mechanical Section
Location: Dearborn, Michigan

A Metallurgical and Materials Laboratory Engineering position at a global state of the art laboratory at Ford Motor Company providing investigation, support and analysis of automotive components, technology and processes.

Position Duties:
• Provide failure analysis and material evaluation of automotive components in support of product launches, durability concerns, and engineering.
• Prepare and evaluate ferrous and non-ferrous metallographic samples using ASTM and local procedures.
• Operate and maintain a variety of metallographic and physical testing equipment.
For example, metallographic sample preparation equipment, metallographs, microindentation hardness testers, scanning electron microscopes, Rockwell/ Brinell hardness testers, NDE equipment and tensile test machines.
• Analyze and characterize inorganic materials using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) techniques.
• Prepare electronic reports with results, photo documentation, and conclusions on a timely basis.
• Regularly communicate and review testing results with engineers and suppliers.

Minimum Requirements:
• BS degree in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering or Material Science
• Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in materials or material testing with a strong emphasis in metallography, fractography and failure analysis.
• Demonstrated knowledge of common material/sub-system interactions.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong Leadership Behaviors.
• Demonstrated computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as digital imaging, acquisition and processing.

Requisition ID: 12916BR
Job Title: Laboratory Engineer, Metallurgy & Mechanical Section
Location: Dearborn, Michigan

Interested qualified individuals must apply at for posting 12916BR
Any questions please contact Allen Radke or Scott Wolfe
Lab Engineer Position Description

ArcelorMittal Sponsoring 7th Man Hockey T-shirts

IMG_0768Michigan Tech hockey is pleased to announce a partnership with ArcelorMittal in the 7th Man T-shirt Project. ArcelorMittal has purchased 850 T-shirts for Michigan Tech students to wear at the home-opening series against the University of Michigan on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

“I would like to thank ArcelorMittal and Joe Nowosad (MSE ’87) for sponsoring our 7th Man T-shirts,” Tech hockey coach Mel Pearson said. “Any time you host a team like the University of Michigan, it’s a big deal. It’s going to be an exciting weekend of hockey here at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, and we’re happy our student section will be covered in gold.”

One hundred of the ArcelorMittal 7th Man T-shirts will be handed out at a live radio remote in the Van Pelt and Opie Library on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The hockey team and coaching staff will be on campus promoting the series against Michigan.

The remaining 750 7th Man T-shirts will be handed out at the Experience Tech student entrance at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena before Friday night’s game.

“We are honored with this opportunity to be the first company to sponsor the 7th Man at Michigan Tech,” Jake Haelfrisch, an engineer at ArcelorMittal said. “ArcelorMittal is very proud to work with such a great partner over the past eight years. The engineers that we’ve hired from Michigan Tech are at all levels of our corporation and this sponsorship is the least we could do to recognize this partnership. We hope that we see an arena filled with Husky Gold. Go Huskies.”

ArcelorMittal employs more than 60 Michigan Tech graduates, and is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with around 232,000 employees in more than 60 countries. They are the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging. Underpinning all their operations is a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel. See the ArcelorMittal website for more information.

“It’s great to see all the Michigan Tech graduates that ArcelorMittal employs,” added Pearson. “They obviously see a value in our students, and we’re thankful that they’re now going to partner our department and team.”

Unplugged: 3D Printing Goes Solar

3D printing guru Joshua Pearce wants nothing more than to provide the means of production to everyone, especially people in developing regions who must get by on very little. But there has been a drawback.

3D printers make all manner of fun and useful things, but they do require electricity. And the grid is notoriously unreliable in many parts of the world. “What do you do if the power goes out while you are right in the middle of printing something?” says Pearce, an associate professor at Michigan Technological University. “It’s not good.”
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Ethical Filament: Can Fair Trade Plastic Save People and the Planet?

It’s old news that open-source 3D printing is cheaper than conventional manufacturing, not to mention greener and incredibly useful for making everything from lab equipment to chess pieces. Now it’s time to add another star to the 3D printing constellation. It may help lift some of the world’s most destitute people from poverty while cleaning up a major blight on the earth and its oceans: plastic trash.
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