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Anthony DeArdo, PhD to receive 2012 Adolf Martens Memorial Steel Lecture Award from AIST

PITTSBURGH  (April 10, 2012) ...  Anthony J. DeArdo, PhD , William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, was named the recipient of the 2012 Adolf Martens Memorial Steel Lecture Award by the  Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

Dr. DeArdo was selected for his publication, "The Microstructure of Steel, a Modern View of an Ancient Material." Hiss research involves composition-processing-microstructure-mechanical property relations in structural materials, especially engineering alloys such as micro alloyed steels and stainless steels.

The Adolf Martens Memorial Steel Lecture Award was established in 2010 to honor Adolf Martens, a pioneer in establishing structure-property relationships in steel and one of the first researchers to utilize optical microscopy to observe that hard steels have different features than soft steels at the microscale. 

Dr. DeArdo will present an honorary lecture on a subject of particular interest to the association during the annual AIST Steel Properties & Applications Conference. The Adolf Martens Lecture recognizes the achievement of significant, broadly known technical accomplishments that have enabled important advances in processing and product application in the field of ferrous physical metallurgy, and have either provided dramatic contributions to the field or made a lifetime of important contributions to the field.

AIST will present the award to Dr. DeArdo at the  Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference in Pittsburgh , October 7-11, 2012. 

AIST is an international technical association of more than 14,400 professional and student members, representing iron and steel producers, their allied suppliers and related academia. The association is dedicated to advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel.