International recognition for Professor Petri Vuoristo from the Department of Materials ScienceProfessor Petri Vuoristo has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Materials International, the world's largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists, for his distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering.
Recipients of one of the highest honours in the field of materials, ASM Fellows are technical and professional leaders who have been recognized by their colleagues and serve as advisors to the society. ASM Fellowships are annually awarded to approximately 25 individuals, mainly experts from the USA. Five Finnish materials scientists have been elected as ASM Fellows since 1969. In addition to Vuoristo, Professor Emeritus Tapio Mäntylä holds an ASM Fellowship in the Department of Materials Science at Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Other Finns who have received this recognition are Professors Hannu Hänninen, Veikko Lindroos and Martti Sulonen.
Tampere a hub of expertise on thermal spray technology
Prof. Vuoristo’s research interests lie, among others, in the areas of thermal spraying, laser cladding and thin film processing. His research explores the interdependencies between various coating processes, micro- and macrostructures, and different technical properties and characteristics. The potential applications of coatings range from recoating to entirely new applications. In addition, coating technologies and related expertise contribute to the development of additive manufacturing.
Tampere University of Technology and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland established the Thermal Spray Center of Finland (TSCF) in 2015 to bring their world-class expertise on thermal spray technology under one roof. TSCF is based at Tampere University of Technology.
According to the ASM Board of Trustees, Vuoristo was awarded the Fellowship in recognition of his continuous and dedicated contributions towards the advancement of thermal spray, cold spray, and laser cladding technologies worldwide through education and practice.
”New coating materials and technologies hold great promise for addressing the challenges related to sustainable development, energy- and eco-efficiency, the depletion of natural resources, and the improvement of global well-being,” Vuoristo says.
He adds that the prestigious Fellowship is not only a great honour for him personally but also a testimony to the importance of the research area and the valuable work done by his research group.
”The ASM Fellowship demonstrates that our research has been influential and significant. I want to especially thank the members of my research group and all our collaboration partners at TUT, in Finland and abroad. The Fellowship is a milestone that encourages us to continue our work.”
Vuoristo will receive his Fellowship at the ASM Awards Dinner during the Materials Science & Technology Conference 2015 in Columbus, USA, on 6 October.
Further information: Professor Petri Vuoristo, Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science, tel. +358 40 849 0044, email@example.com