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Entry Level Metallurgist – Production Supervisor – Caster Supervisor

HB Consultants LLC has the following job openings.
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Entry level metallurgist for a metals facility in California.  Candidates must have a BS Metl or Material Science degree and a co-op or internship in the metals (any type) industry.  Excellent salary and benefits.
Entry Level Metallurgist/Production Supervisor – must have any engineering degree however preference will be given to BS Metl, Matl Sci, Chem, or Ch Eng degree with less than 3 years experience.  Company is located in Columbus OH.  Will work AM shift and start as a production supervisor learning manufacturing process and operations.  Must be willing to work  in a dirty mill environment.  Company may also consider candidates with 7-10 years experience.
Caster Supervisor.  Entry level position – candidate should either possess a technical engineering degree or will consider a non-degreed candidate with military experience who held an E5 level or higher and had demonstrated leadership abilities.  Will be trained in the technical aspects of steel mill caster processes.  Located in NE OH.  Must be willing to work as a supervisor in a mill environment.

Alum Amy J. Clarke Receives Presidential Honor

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Alum Amy J. Clarke

Alumna Amy J. Clarke, a Houghton native who graduated in 2000 with a BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama.

Read more at Tech Today.

Los Alamos researcher honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are early in their independent research careers. Clarke is among 13 U.S. Department of Energy affiliated awardees being recognized for their efforts in a variety of fields.

Clarke was nominated by the National Nuclear Security Administration of the Department of Energy for her research on uranium niobium alloy deformation mechanisms using micro-pillar compression testing to determine the influence of orientation on stress-strain response, for using in-situ solidification and proton radiography with potential to finally resolve liquid-solid processing questions relevant to nuclear weapons, and for mentoring future ferrous metallurgists.

Read more at Los Alamos National Lab News Center.

President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists

“Discoveries in science and technology not only strengthen our economy, they inspire us as a people.” President Obama said.  “The impressive accomplishments of today’s awardees so early in their careers promise even greater advances in the years ahead.”

Read more at the White House Office of the Press Secretary.

In-situ Structural Study of Energy Materials Using Synchrotron High-Energy X-rays

MSE Seminar
Friday, August 3, 2012
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Room 610, M&M Building

Yang Ren
X-ray Science Division
Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory


The Advanced Photons Source (APS) is a national synchrotron x-ray user facility for the cutting-edge research in the fields of both fundamental and applied science and technology. The availability of high-brilliance high-energy x-rays generated at the APS has significantly advanced the field of materials research, especially for in-situ studies in real-conditions. In this talk, we will give a general introduction of the APS and then focus on applications of synchrotron high-energy x-rays for in-situ structural characterization of energy materials in bulk forms or nanoscale phases under complex sample environments (e.g., low/high temperature, pressure/stress and magnetic/electric fields). Technical details and scientific research opportunities with synchrotron high-energy x-rays will be presented, together with some recent results in different research areas, ranging from correlated electron systems to advanced battery materials to functional alloys. (Use of the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.)

Bio: Dr. Yang Ren is a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory. He received his M.S. in condensed matter physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science in 1988, and his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 1996. He is currently a beamline scientist for a high-energy x-rays beamline at the Advanced Photon Source.