The APMI "Excellence in Metallography Award" was created in order to recognize the individual(s) responsible for metallography used to support and provide evidence for the ideas set forth in a conference technical paper.
Any MPIF/APMI annual conference author(s) submitting a publishable manuscript is eligible for consideration.
Read the full competition details here. (pdf)
2016—Boston: "Enhanced Powder-Processed Alnico Magnets By Thermal Gradient Control"
Emma M.H. White, Aaron G. Kassen, Kevin W. Dennis, Andriy Palasyuk, R. William McCallum, and Iver E. Anderson, FAPMI
2015—San Diego: "Evolution of Strain-Induced Precipitates in a Molybdenum-Base Mo-Hf-C Alloy"
David Lang, Jürgen Schatte, Wolfram Knabl, Roland Dallinger, Helmut Clemens and Sophie Primig
2014—Orlando: "Diffusion Behavior and Microstructural Transformations in PM Steels Containing Silicon"
Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Chris Schade, Alan Lawley, FAPMI, and Roger Doherty
2013—Chicago: "A Metallographic Examination into Fatigue-Crack Initiation and Growth in Ferrous PM Materials"
Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI, Bruce A. Lindsley, and Christopher T.Schade
2012—Nashville: "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of PM Steels Alloyed with Silicon and Vanadium"
Chris Schade, Tom Murphy, FAPMI, Alan Lawley, FAPMI, and Roger Doherty
2011—San Francisco: "Copper Strengthening of PM Steel Parts"
Fabrice Bernier, Maxime Gauthier, Philippe Plamondon, and Gilles L'Espérance, FAPMI
2010—Ft. Lauderdale: "Gas-Atomized Chemical Reservoir ODS Ferritic Stainless Steels"
Joel R. Rieken, Iver E. Anderson, FAPMI, and Matthew J. Kramer
2009—Las Vegas: "The Use of Metallography to Identify Common Problems in PM Steels"
Thomas F. Murphy, FAPMI