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Pitt and WHEMCO team recognized by Association for Iron & Steel Technology for research into microscale modeling of high speed steel

PITTSBURGH (March 23, 2016) … A research group led by the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering selected by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)to receive its 2016 Jerry Silver Award for the paper, “Microscale Image-Based Finite Element Modeling of High Speed Steel Microstructure.” The award will be presented at the AIST Metallurgy – Processing, Products and Applications Technology Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Salt Lake City.

The research group was led by C. Isaac Garcia, PhD, research professor in the Swanson School’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Director of the Ferrous Physical Metallurgy Group. Corporate partners include Christopher M. Hrizo (BSE ’99, MBA ’05), director of product development at WHEMCO, Inc., Homestead, Pa. and Konstantine V. Redkin (MSMSE ’09, PhD ’14), research metallurgist at WHEMCO. 

Originally established in 1991, then re-established as an AIST award in 2005, this award was named in honor of Jerry Silver in recognition of his leadership in the development of student affairs and programs for the Iron & Steel Society. The award is presented to the author of a process metallurgy or product applications technical paper judged to be the best of class by the AIST Metallurgy Technology Division. 


Contact: Paul Kovach