Bill's current position is Metallurgist at Ellwood National Forge. In Bill's career includes:
Bill's piece of advice for Emerging ASM professionals is: Learn the business that you are working in and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!!
Bill enjoys Nordic and Alpine skiing and traveling to Florida for vacation and visiting his Uncle Dave and family that live on the Gulf Coast.
Bill would ask ASM members: What was the one single most important experience that initiated your interest in materials and materials science?
Shankar Subburathinam, Secretary, ASM Chennai Chapter in India. ( @Shankar Subburathinam )
Shankar is the Engineering Manager, Advanced Materials Technology-India, Innovation and Technology Development Division, Caterpillar India.
Shankar’s career highlights include:
Shankar would tell emerging ASM professionals: It is definitely an exciting career choice and contributions from the metallurgists for the industry is only going to increase.
Shankar likes to travel, explore new places, people, culture and food.
Shankar would ask a room of ASM members: As a member how are you planning to give back to the society and share the knowledge; developing the next generation of students as a good metallurgist.
This Thursday we would like to thank: Robert Burnley, Chairman of the Calumet Chapter
Robert ( @Robert Burnley ) is the Technical Director at South Holland Metal Finishing
His career highlights include:
Roberts advice to an emerging ASM professional would be to: Be open-minded.
Robert is an avid guitar player.
Robert's question for a room full of ASM members: Does anyone have any great time-management tips for keeping up with everything going on in industry, staying on top of one's job, keeping active in our field?
This week's Thank a Volunteer goes out to:Aditya Singh ( @Aditya Singh ), Secretary and Programming Chair of the Chicago Chapter
Aditya graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a Master of Engineering degree in Material Science and Engineering in December 2019 and while he is still looking for full-time opportunities. He has been working at his school as a volunteer Lab Assistant for a Corrosion Lab which they set up from scratch and doing Research on testing electrochemical behavior in LPBF of Ti64 alloys along with anisotropy corrosion behavior.
Aditya's experience includes:
Aditya would suggest to emerging professionals: Pick up/Find a research/topic to work on which interests and motivates you, and keeps you on your toes.
Aditya's personal interests: I loves adventures or hiking so whichever city or town I have been to because of research/studies, I make sure that I explore the natural habitat around it. My favorite city is Golden, Colorado.
Aditya would ask a room of ASM members: How can we connect new/current members with their research topic of interest and mentor them? Thanks Aditya for all you do for the ASM community!!
This "Thursday's Thank a Volunteer" is a thank you to: ( @Laura Moyer ) Laura Moyer, Chapter chair for the last 4 years! (Lehigh Valley Chapter)
Currently Laura is Manager Metallography, Light Optical Microscopy, & X-ray Diffraction; Director Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute; Faculty Adviser - Student Materials Society, ASM Student Camp, ASM Teacher's Camp
Laura's career journey:
Laura's advice for emerging ASM professionals is: Don't be afraid to do something new! The materials field can take you in many directions so look at new opportunities as chances to learn and grow!
Laura lives on her family's strawberry farm where she grew up.
Lou Charobee, Secretary of the Columbus, Ohio Chapter
Current position: Manager, Bee Scientific & Imaging, LLC
Lou's career highlights include:
Lou would advise emerging ASM professionals: Even though your focus initially will be on the materials aspect within an organization, attempt to understand the entirety of the business to better position yourself to offer an innovative solution or development that will significantly impact the business' success.
In Lou's personal life: "As a longtime automotive enthusiast I enjoy taking my 1968 Chevelle to classic car shows. It is constantly in need of maintenance most of which I like doing myself. It's a great distraction and allows me to utilize my familiarity with materials science to some degree. At least that's what I tell myself until I round a bolt off using too much torque or attempt to reverse oxidation."
In a room full of ASM members, Lou would ask: What material do you see having the most influence on manufacturing in the future?
Jack Fenoglio, retired Chairman of the Wabash Valley chapter
Jack's ( @John Fenoglio) career included 29+ years at Anaconda/ARCO/ Alcan aluminum casting and rolling mill at Terre Haute, IN in Technical, Quality Control and Product Engineer areas then 10 years Exec. VP Engineering & Technology at Specialty Blanks, Terre Haute.
Advice Jack would give to emerging ASM professionals is: Never quit learning, even when you can't find published information.
Jack's hobbies include Boy Scouts and canoeing/kayaking on Indiana streams and BWCA.
Jack would ask the ASM community: How can we overcome confidentiality restrictions to publish new information that has been developed?Thanks Jack for being an ASM International volunteer!!
Zunjian Yang, Chapter Vice Chairman in Metro NY-NJ
Zunjian is the vice president of Cooperman Technology. Zunjian studied paper engineering in as an undergraduate, knowing he would be dealing with bath tissue for the rest of his life, then came to US to study materials. He started knowing nothing and no one until getting a job and is now vice chairman.
Advice he would give to emerging ASM professionals is: Trust yourself, 21st century is the century of material.
Zunjian loves soccer, play as a defender, but everyone in my team voted me as the worst defender three years in a row!!
A question he would ask of the ASM member community: Anyone who is working in the defense industry: is it really cool to work there? I heard all the amazing material was studied in there, and only in there.
Sudhakar Bonde, Chapter Chair ASM International India Chapter and sustaining member
Sudhakar is currently Chief Executive Officer at SUBODH TECHNOLOGISTS in Navi Mumbai
Sudhakar has a Masters in Metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology , KANPUR (India) 1976. He is owner, CEO of Subodh Technologists, Material science center accredited as per ISO 17025 (2017) since 2001 with annual sales @ 2 million USD. Additionally, Sudhakar worked at National Metallurgical Laboratory Jamshedpur as a Scientist.
Sudhakar would tell emerging ASM professional that materials engineering is very exciting interdisciplinary in nature covering hardcore metallurgy and incoming fields like Nano technology ,Bio Materials, Ceramics, Polymers, Additive manufacturing , etc. Material engineers can contribute to society to make life more enriched
Sudhakar likes to travel extensively, meet people, experience diversity.
Sudhakar Bonde is an M.Tech Engineer from IIT Kanpur and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He is the CEO of Subodh Technologists and also the Managing Director of Subodh Metallurgicals Pvt. Ltd.
He is a Life member of several Professional Societies like Institution of Engineers, Indian Institute of Metals, Indian Institute of Welding, Indian Welding Society, ASM International (India) Chapter, ASTM and and Institute of Indian Foundrymen. He has a vast experience in the field of metallurgy which includes production, R&D, Inspection and Quality Surveillance across a diverse group of industries like Foundries, Thermal Plants and National Metallurgical Laboratories. He is also an Empanelled Assessor for Laboratory Accreditation Programme as per ISO 17025 by NABL (Dept of Science & Technology, Govt of India )
Tracy Lenz, Chapter Chair for Phoenix Chapter
Tracy was at Honeywell Aerospace working as a Supplier Development Engineer for Casting and Forging suppliers. She is no longer with Honeywell Aerospace, but is currently job seeking.
Tracy’s career involves a mix materials science applications; quality engineering, process engineering, and materials engineering for aerospace and medical devices.
A piece of advice to a materials professional: There are many opportunities in materials science with a diversity of industries and applications. Structure-process relationships rule all engineering endeavors.
Tracy enjoys being outside; trail running, road running, swimming and weight training. There is so much beautiful nature and national parks to explore in the US.
To a room full of material scientists Tracy would ask: Where and what are the new opportunities in materials science post pandemic?
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