Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


ORNL researcher receives grand prize from APMI International

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 4, 1996 — Philip Maziasz, a senior development engineer at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has won the grand prize for the 1996 American Powder Metals Industries (APMI) Powder Metallurgy Metallography Competition.

Maziasz recently received the honor at the 1996 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials in Washington, D.C.

His entry, titled "Processing/Microstructure for High Ductility, Strength and Toughness in P/M FeAl Intermetallic Alloys," earned him the top honor in the Electron Microscopy category. As the grand prize winner, his entry will be published in the October issue of The International Journal of Powder Metallurgy.

Metallurgy is the science and technology of metals. In metallography, researchers study the structure of metals.

Maziasz joined ORNL 22 years ago in the Structural Materials Group, Metals and Ceramics Division, researching radiation effects and alloy development for fusion reactor materials. Most recently, he has been in the Alloying Behavior and Design Group, which focuses on alloy development of intermetallics.

He graduated in 1973 from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's in materials and metallurgical engineering. He earned a master's in 1974 in nuclear engineering from the same institution. He completed his doctorate in metallurgical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Maziasz is chairman of the Materials Science Critical Technology Sector for ASM International and serves as member of its Technical Programming Board.

He is an ASM Fellow and recipient of a 1990 R&D 100 Award as well as a 1996 Lockheed Martin Energy Research/ORNL R&D Accomplishment Award.

He and his wife, Veronica, reside in Oak Ridge with their children, Andrew, 19, Matthew, 12, Jonathan, 10, and Emily, 7.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.