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Professor Petri Vuoristo receives highest international honour in his field

The American Society of Materials (ASM) inducted Professor Petri Vuoristo of TUT into the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame in June 2017.
Professor Petri Vuoristo accepted the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame plaque from Vice President of ASM TSS André McDonald at the ITSC 2017 Conference in Düsseldorf in June 2017.
Professor Petri Vuoristo accepted the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame plaque from Vice President of ASM TSS André McDonald at the ITSC 2017 Conference in Düsseldorf in June 2017.

Induction into the Hall of Fame is a prestigious recognition of significant contributions to the development of materials science and materials engineering, especially in the field of thermal spraying. This is internationally regarded as the highest honour and mark of respect in the field.

“This is a great personal honour for me, but it’s also a recognition of the high quality of Finnish thermal spraying expertise,” says Vuoristo.

Professor Vuoristo is the first Scandinavian to be inducted into the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame.

The award ceremony was held in connection with the ITSC 2017 Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, in June 2017.  In addition to Vuoristo, Professor Robert Vassen from Germany was also inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Professor 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. He maintains close ties with other research institutes and industry. Research, product development, and innovation projects are conducted in collaboration by TUT and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland within the Thermal Spray Center Finland (TSCF) collaboration framework.

“Induction into the Hall of Fame is an incentive to continue this interesting and significant work in the field of thermal spraying and coating technology. We have an excellent research group, working environment and partners based in research institutes and industry both in Finland and abroad.”

Surface Engineering Days bring together the foremost authorities on materials engineering

Preparations for Surface Engineering Days are currently well underway at TUT. The event takes place in Tampere from 31 October to 2 November, and it gathers together leading surface engineering experts from industry and research organizations from all over the world.   

The event showcases the latest advancements in coating technologies and thermal spray coating, ranging from high-kinetic coating processes (HVAF, HVOF, cold spray) to coating materials and their properties. A further important theme are new industrial applications.

Registration is open for the three-day event held on the TUT campus and Museum Centre Vapriikki. It is expected to draw 80-100 participants.

Further information:

Professor Petri Vuoristo, tel. +358 40 849 0044, firstname.lastname@tut.fi

http://www.asmfinland.fi/
www.asminternational.org
www.tut.fi/sed

News submitted by: Anna Naukkarinen
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