MPI Newsletter - Category: CHTEnews

Apelian Receives Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal

On April 20, the 2015 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal, the Audubon Society’s award, will be presented by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) to Diran Apelian, Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Apelian was “selected for articulating an inspiring vision of sustainable stewardship of our earth’s resources and then […]

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Brajendra Mishra Appointed Associate Director of MPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) today announced that Brajendra Mishra, PhD, has been appointed associate director of the university’s Metal Processing Institute (MPI). Mishra, who will also serve as Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will join the WPI faculty in August. As associate director of the MPI, Mishra will help oversee the largest industry-university […]

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CHTE Appoints Steve Ferdon as Chair of Board of Directors

Steve Ferdon, Director of Engineering Services, Fuel Systems Business, at Cummins Inc. has been appointed Chair of CHTE’s Board of Directors. Ferdon’s vision is to get more industry engaged in CHTE, expand its global footprint and advance manufacturing technology, which will help bring jobs back to America. He will serve as Chair for two years. […]

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WPI Research Led by Diran Apelian Featured in Computerworld

A research collaboration between WPI, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Viridis 3D LLC is featured in a Computerworld article: Researcher works to make 3D-printed metals stronger, customizable.  The research explores the use of semi-solid metals, instead of powdered metals, in additive manufacturing.  The intent behind the work is to give manufacturers more metals to work with and ultimately […]

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Rick Sisson to Chair Heat Treat 2015

Rick Sisson, CHTE Director and WPI Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will chair Heat Treat 2015, which will be held October 20-22, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Hall.  The ASM Heat Treating Society and the American Gear Manufacturers Association are partnering to create a solid mix of education, technology, networking and exposition opportunities.

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ACRC and CHTE Fall Meeting December 2-3

The ACRC/CHTE fall meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, December 2, in Odeum A of the WPI Campus Center with registration starting at 1:00 p.m. There will be a reception and dinner for all members and guests starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Higgins House. The General Meeting for both groups will continue […]

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ACRC and CHTE Spring 2014 Meetings June 3-4

The ACRC/CHTE spring meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 3, in Odeum A of the WPI Campus Center with registration starting at 1:30 p.m.   There will be a reception and dinner for all members and registered guests starting at 6:00 p.m. on the Higgins House lawn weather permitting.   The General Meeting for […]

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MPI Involved in LM3I – a $148 Million White House Initiative

The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of four core academic facilities comprising the American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (LM3I), a new $148 million initiative recently announced by the White House that is aimed at helping to revitalize the nation’s manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness. LM3I is part […]

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WPI awarded $7.4 million by Army Research Lab

WPI is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the U.S. Army.  Richard Sisson, WPI professor and Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, is the PI.  Diran Apelian (WPI professor/Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI), Yan Wang (WPI professor/Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3)), Makhlouf Makhlouf (WPI […]

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