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prweb Features Diran Apelian

A recent prweb article features Diran Apelian as the recipient of the 2015 John Campbell Medal from the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers in the United Kingdom. For the full article, read Diran Apelian, Director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Metal Processing Institute, Receives the British Institute of Cast Metals Engineers’ John Campbell Award.

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ACRC Begins Research on New Aluminum Alloy Projects

Industrial members  of the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC) have selected two new projects to be conducted by WPI reseachers. The projects will expand the ACRC research portfolio in the areas of process development and the development of new alloy systems. 60-40-10 Cast Aluminum Alloy.  This project will focus on developing an aluminum alloy system […]

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Zhang Wins 2015 HTS/Bodycote Best Paper Award

Lei Zhang, WPI graduate student and CHTE researcher, won the prestigious 2015 HTS/Bodycote Best Paper Award which was presented at ASM’s Heat Treating Conference and Exposition October 20-22, 2015 in Detroit for his research on Enhancement of Carbonitride Tool© – Retained Austenite and Microhardness Prediction. The award, established in 1997 by the ASM Heat Treating […]

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Mishra To Receive the TMS Fellows Award

Brajendra Mishra, Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, is one of six candidates to receive the TMS Fellows Award Class of 2016.  The award is given to TMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy/materials science and technology.  The formal […]

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Apelian Receives 2015 John Campbell Medal

On October 10, 2015, Diran Apelian, Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, received the prestigious John Campbell Medal from the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, England. The award is named in honor of John Campbell, who presented the medal to Diran. Campbell is one of the world’s leading […]

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Emmert and Bandara Recover Rare Earth Elements

With support from the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering at WPI, and postdoctoral fellow H.M. Dhammika Bandara have developed a method of chemically extracting rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. The goal is to […]

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New Roadmap Outlines Strategy to Advance Development and Implementation of Thermal Manufacturing Technologies in the Next Five Years

Cross-industry Consortium Leads the Way to Advanced Thermal Manufacturing Worcester, Mass. and Materials Park, OH (September 22, 2015) – A new roadmap released Tuesday outlines a near-term strategy for the accelerated development and implementation of advanced technologies across the many industries that rely on thermal manufacturing, which collectively employ more than 5.4 million people and […]

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MPI Celebrates 50 Years of Research

The Spring 2015 meeting of ACRC and CHTE included a gala event to celebrate the 50 combined years of research at the Metal Processing Institute (MPI): 30 years of ACRC research, 15 years of CHTE research, and 5 years of CR3 research. Watch this video to view the highlights of the many accomplishments of MPI. […]

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ACRC and CHTE Annual Spring Meeting June 2-3, 2015

The upcoming ACRC and CHTE Spring Meetings will be held at WPI, Worcester, MA, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd (registration begins at 1:00 p.m.) and will adjourn Wednesday, June 3rd at 3:30 p.m. This year we are also celebrating 50 years of research: ACRC – 30 years, CHTE – 15 years, and […]

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