Prof. Lewandowski received the ASM Cleveland Chapter Award of Distinction for 2013. Prof. Mark Deguire presented the award at the Oct. 14 2013 chapter meeting.

Micah Jaffe, senior at Hawken High School spent summer 2013 working on superelastic Nitinol with graduate student Janet Gbur in our group. He presented his work at the Hawken STEMM Research Symposium in Fall 2013, as shown below.

Photo 1: Micah Jaffe, Senior, Hawken School STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) Research Symposium, "The Fatigue Strength of Nitinol and Defining Tensile Testing Methods"

Photo 2: Micah Jaffe and Professor Lewandowski demonstrating superelastic properties of Nitinol tube.

Ovi Bobanga officially joined the research group in 2014. John received his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from University of Michigan prior to attending 7 years in the armed force. He is working on casting and extrusion of Nitinol.

Janet Gbur, third year PhD student from Canfield OH, was one of the recipients of the 2012 ASTM International Project Grants Award for her thesis research on the Mechanical Characterization of 316 LVM wires. Her research focuses on understanding fatigue deformation in shape memory wires for application in bio-medical devices. Her publication related to this award was published in April, and is available here.