Professional Activities

American Society for Metals/ASM International, 1966 -

  • Lehigh Valley Chapter Executive Committee - 1970,
  • Secretary - 1971-1974
  • Metals Engineering Institute Committee, 1974 - 1977
  • Academy for Metals and Materials Committee, 1978
  • Technical Books Committee (Chairman 1987-1991) 1987 - 1993, 1997- 
  • Publications Council, 1987 - 1993 (Secretary, 1992-1993, VC -1993)
  • Handbook Committee, 1997- ; VP – 2011 -
  • Awards & Nominations Comm. of PC, 1992 - 1993
  • MTQCD Metallography Committee, 1982 -
  • Advisory Panel, Metallography Laboratory Curriculum, 1984 -
  • Instructor, Metals Engineering Institute, 1977 -
  • Organized Workshop, The Design and Application of Light Microscopes, Materials Week '93, Pittsburgh, 18 October 1993
  • Organizing Committee, MC 95, Colmar, France, 10-12 May 1995
  • Editor, 2004 Rev. of Vol 9, Metals Handbook, Metallography and Microstructures Trustee, 2001-2004
  • Canada Council Liaison, 2003 – 2004
  • IMS Board Liaison, 2001 – 2004
  • International Committee, 2004 –
  • Life Member, 2009 –

International Metallographic Society, 1974 -

  • Board of Directors, 1975-77, 1983-85
  • Secretary, 1977-79
  • Vice President, 1979-81
  • President, 1981-83
  • Membership Chairman, 1976-79
  • Chairman, Awards Committee, 1991 - 2006
  • General Chairman, 12th Annual Meeting, Tamiment in the Poconos, PA 1979
  • Series Editor, Microstructural Science, 1983 - 1989
  • Symposium Co-Chairman, 22 July 1990 "Failure Analysis: From Large Structures to Small Components," Cincinnati
  • Symposium Co-Chairman, 29 July 1991 "Metallography, History and the Fine Arts," Monterey
  • Symposium Chairman, 18-19 July 1993, "Metallography and Failure Analysis," Charleston, SC
  • Technical Meeting Co-Chairman, 26-27 July, Montreal
  • Symposium Chairman, 23-24 July 1995, "Developments in Materials Characterization Technologies," Albuquerque
  • Symposium Co-Chairman, "Microstructural Development, Phase Equilibria, and Properties," 22 July 1996, Pittsburgh
  • General Chairman, 32nd Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, 31 October - 3 November 1999
  • Symposium Co-chairman, "Metallography, History and the Fine Arts, 31 October 1999, Cincinnati
  • Technical Meeting Chairman, St. Louis, 7-11 October 2000.
  • Technical Meeting Chairman, Indianapolis, 4-7 November 2001.
  • Symposium Chairman, "Metallographic Specimen Preparation" honoring Len Samuels on his 80th Birthday, Quebec City, Canada, 4 August 2002.
  • General Chairman, 36th Annual IMS Convention, San Antonio, Texas, August 4-7, 2003.
  • Chairman, Symposium on Metallography and Physical Metallurgy, 36th Annual IMS Convention, San Antonio, TX, August 4-7, 2003.
  • Co-Chairman, Symposium on High Temperature Materials and Life Assessment, 37th Annual IMS Convention, Savannah, GA, August 2-5, 2004.
  • Co-General Chairman, 38th Annual IMS Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, 31 July – 4 August 2005.
  • Short Course Instructor, "Interpretation of Microstructure," 2005 IMS Meeting, Honolulu, 31 July 2005.
  • Co-Chairman, Symposium on Multi-Length Scale Characterization of Materials from Nanometer to Millimeter, 39th Annual IMS Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 30-August 3, 2006.
  • Co-Chairman, Symposium on General Metallographic Techniques and Applications, 39th Annual IMS Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 30-August 3, 2006.
  • Co-Chairman, Symposium on "Metallography, History and the Fine Arts," 40th Annual IMS Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, August 5-9, 2007 
  • Chairman, Symposium on Archeometallurgy, 42nd IMS Meeting, Richmond, VA, July 26-30, 2009 
  • Co-Chairman, Symposium on Specimen Preparation for SEM and EBSD, 43rd IMS Meeting, Portland, Oregon, August 1-5, 2010
  • Co-Chairman, Symposium on Effects of Metallographic and Other Preparation techniques on Microstructural Characterization, August 7-11, 2011, Nashville, Tennessee
    Co-Chairman, Symposium on Microstructural Characterization of Metals – 150 Years after Sorby

American Society for Testing and Materials, 1979

  • Chairman, Subcommittee E.04.14 on Quantitative Metallography, 1982- 1998
  • 2nd Vice Chairman, Committee E-4 on Metallography, 1986-1987
  • 1st Vice Chairman, Committee E-4, 1988-1989
  • Chairman E-4, 1990-1991, 1992-1993
  • Chairman, MiCon 90, Advances in Video Technology: Materials Science Applications (May 23-25, 1990 in San Francisco)
  • Co-Chairman, Metallography: 75 Years Later (May 8-10, 1991 in Atlantic City)
  • Chairman, Video Microscopy Workshop, May 5, 1997 (St. Louis)
  • Award of Merit Committee, 1993 - 1995
  • Mary R. Norton Scholarship Selection Committee, 1989 – 2000
  • Member at Large, 2013 -

International Standards Organization, 1989 –

  • USA representative to TC 17/SC 7 (subcommittee on tests other than mechanical or chemical)

Alpha Sigma Mu Honorary Society

  • Distinguished Life Member, 2008
  • Board of Trustees, 2009-
  • Vice-President, 2011 -

Pennsylvania State University, Allentown Extension

  • Instructor, Ferrous Physical Metallurgy, 1969-78
  • "Dean", Ferrous Metallurgy Program, 1970-78

Royal Microscopical Society, member (fellow grade)

International Society for Stereology, member

The Metallurgical Society of AIME, member

European Microscopy Society

(Electron) Microscopy Society of America (EMSA, now MSA), member

Instrumentation and Analysis Society, member

Philadelphia Society for Microscopy, member

Microscopy Society of Southern Africa, member

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde EV

Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia

State Microscopy Society of Illinois, member

Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society, member

Microbeam Analysis Society, member

Editorial Advisory Board, Metallography, 1986 - 2007

  • (Title changed to Materials Characterization in 1990)
  • Associate Editor, 1991 - 2004

Carl Zeiss, Inc., Advisory Panel for Science and Technology, 1995-1996

Editorial Board, Praktische Metallographie, 1997-

Polish Society for Stereology, member (Honorary Member, 2012)

Drexel University Visiting Alumni Advisory Board, 2000 – 2005

Editorial Board, International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties,
Interscience Publishers, 2005 –

Scientific Committee of La Metallurgia Italiana, 2009-2012.

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Image Analysis & Stereology, journal of the International Society for Stereology, 2011-

Editorial Advisory Board for the Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel and their Alloys, Taylor & Francis Group, Rafael Colás and George E. Totten, editors-in-chief.

International Advisory Committee, 10th International Conference on Advanced Metal, Materials and Technologies, 25-29 June 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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