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

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March 12, 2014

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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

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March 3, 2014

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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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Richard Sisson Selected as Outstanding Materials Engineer by Purdue University

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February 6, 2014

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Richard Sisson, WPI Professor and Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE), has been chosen by The Purdue University, School of Materials Engineering as one of three Outstanding Materials Engineer award winners for 2014 for his work in applying fundamental science in transport phenomena, phase transformations, and phase equilibria to a wide range […]

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ASM Roundtable Features Diran Apelian

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January 30, 2014

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Diran Apelian, WPI Professor and Director of the Metal Processing Institute (MPI), and four other ASM thought leaders were featured in the November-December 2013 issue of am&p (Advanced Materials & Processes), an ASM publication.  The special roundtable focused on what the next 100 years of materials science and engineering might look like.  Discussions revolved around […]

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Diran Apelian Keynote Speaker at ARABAL

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January 30, 2014

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The 17th Arab International Aluminum Conference 2013 was held in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, November 5-7, 2013.  Diran Apelian, WPI Professor and Director of the Metal Processing Institute (MPI), presented Knowledge Creation and Innovation Through Partnerships and Collaboration.  Arabal is the premier trade event for the Middle East’s aluminum industry.

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ACRC and CHTE Fall Meetings December 10-11

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November 7, 2013

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Join us for the 2013 Fall Meetings of ACRC and CHTE at 1:30pm on December 10 at WPI followed by a dinner reception at the Worcester Art Museum.  The general meetings for both groups will continue on December 12 beginning at 8:00am.  Click on the following respective center hotlinks for the agenda and registration form […]

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CHTE Featured in Debut Issue of HTPro

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November 6, 2013

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HTPro, the official newsletter of the ASM Heat Treating Society (HTS), focuses on heat treating technology, processes, materials, equipment, and HTS news and initiatives.  In its first quarterly supplement, HTPro featured the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the article The Center for Heat Treating Excellence Joins Industry with Academia […]

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Patent Granted for Systems and Methods for Predicting Heat Transfer Coefficients During Quenching

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July 3, 2013

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The patent for “Systems and Methods for Predicting Heat Transfer Coefficients During Quenching” was granted recently by the US Patent & Trademark Office. This project was funded by General Motors and conducted in the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE) labs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute by Professor Yiming (Kevin) Rong, Professor Rick Sisson and Bowang […]

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ACRC and CHTE Welcome New Industrial Members

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June 27, 2013

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Deformation Control Technology, GKN Sinter Metals, Oshkosh, Los Alamos National Lab, and Thermo-Calc were welcomed by Diran Apelian, MPI Director, into the Advanced Casting and Research Center (ACRC) and the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE) at their semi-annual meetings on June 25-26 at WPI.  With the addition of these companies, ACRC and CHTE continue […]

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