Honorary Zay Jeffries Lecture April 2012

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Joint meeting with ASMI Canton Massillon Chapter
Technical Chair: David Ellis

5:45 Social/Networking
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Zay Jeffries Lecture

Advanced High Strength Steel: Three Generations

Dr. Gary M. Michal

The sequential development of advanced high strength steel over three generations and 50 years will be presented focusing upon the design and creation of microstructure. In the form of sheet typically less than 3 mm thick steel is able to track the rapid temperature changes accessible through continuous annealing. Even with the restrictions to alloy content imposed by cost, coatability and weldability, steel with ferrite, martensite and austenite matrices containing an array of precipitate phases can be produced by exploiting the flexability in thermal processing. The effects of microstructural components on the generation of an optimum combination of strength and ductility will be discussed in the context of models for composite materials. Recent experimental work aimed at establishing the maximum amount of austenite that can achieved in steel under the constraints of a lean composition and processing aligned with current commercial practice will be highlighted.

Dr. Gary M. Michal currently holds the LTV Steel chair in Metallurgy as a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. A native of northeastern Ohio, Professor Michal received his B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1975, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He began his professional career as a research metallurgist with the Republic Steel Corporation in 1979 as a project leader in the cold rolled steels area. He joined the Materials Science and Engineering faculty as Case Western Reserve University in 1983 and served as chair of the department from 1996 through 2007. Professor Michal's current research interests encompass a broad range of topics in ferrous physical metallurgy including surface treatments, allotropic transformations and precipitation reactions, failure analysis, metal coatings and interfacial phenomena. He has authored 120 technical papers. He teaches courses in Engineering Design with a Materials Approach, Failure Analysis and Prevention, Transformations in Metals, Thermodynamics, Electron Microscopy, SUrface Analysis and Materials in Sports. He is a past chairman of the Cleveland CHapter of ASM International. Professor Michal has received the ASM Marcus A. Grossman Award, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, Technical Educator Awards from the Cleveland Technical Society Council and the Cleveland Chapter of ASM International and Meritorious Awards from the Iron and Steel Society. He is a Fellow of ASM International.

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Meeting Location:

Crowne Plaza - Independence
5300 Rockside Road
Independence, Ohio
(216) 524 - 0700


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