ASM Cleveland September 2016 meeting

September 19th, 2016

Technical Chairman: Jesi Clinton


Graftech Internatioanl


  • 5:45 Social & Networking
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 Presentation

Speakers Title:    

Dr. Julien Norley, Corporate Fellow, GrafTech International Holdings, Inc.

Presentation Title:

GrafTech International 125 Years of Carbon and Graphite Science from Arc Carbons to Smart Phones


GrafTech International was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1886 as the National Carbon Company and in 2011 celebrates 125 years as a carbon and graphite materials science company, with annual sales in excess of $1 billion and sixteen manufacturing plants located worldwide. GrafTech today manufactures a wide variety of carbon and graphite raw materials and finished products and services a broad variety of markets including steel making, solar, semiconductor, consumer electronics, oil and exploration, fuel cells and batteries. The lecture will discuss highlights of GrafTech's 125 year history of invention and commercialization of carbon and graphite materials, covering the topics of arc carbons, brushes, dry cell batteries, electrodes for electric steel making, nuclear graphite, carbon fibers, alkaline batteries, fuel cells, graphite for the solar industry and heat spreaders for Smart Phones

Speaker Bio:

Based at GrafTech's Parma, Ohio headquarters and R&D center, Dr. Norley directs the company's Advanced Energy group, which works on materials for electronic thermal management, LED lighting, fuel cells and energy storage applications. His work on the development of natural graphite heat spreaders led to a new market for GrafTech in consumer electronic applications, including plasma display panels, laptop computers and a new generation of handheld devices and smart phones. Sales of natural graphite materials for these applications represent one of the most rapid R&D-to-commercialization successes in GrafTech's history. Dr. Norley and his group have received five R&D 100 awards: in 2003 for heat sinks; 2004 for SPREADERSHIELD heat spreaders; 2007 for GRAFCELL Flow Field Plates; 2009 for GRAFIHX Flexible Heat Exchangers and in 2011 for the SS1500 family of ultrathin flexible graphite materials for smart phone applications. His group has also won and executed over $20 million in U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense and Ohio Third Frontier grants in the areas of electronic thermal management, fuel cells, nanocomposites, heat exchangers and lithium ion batteries. Dr. Norley has presented at numerous conferences and workshops and has been published extensively in his field. He has been awarded 20 US patents with one hundred and twenty-three published worldwide patents and applications. In 2005, he was named Senior Corporate Fellow, GrafTech's highest scientific position. Dr Norley achieved his B.S. degree in Metallurgy from Imperial College, London, in 1980, and his Ph.D. degree in Metallurgy from the same University in 1985.

Meeting Location:

Graftech International 

982 Keynote Circle

Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131


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Special Information:  All sustaining members can reserve a table to display company literature etc. at no charge.  Call Warren Haws (216-382-8628) to reserve a table.