Janet Gbur Wins ASTM E08 Fatigue and Fracture Committee Best Student Presentation

Janet Gbur, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, placed first in the Student Presentation Competition sponsored by the ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture held during ASTM Committee Week in New Orleans, Louisiana in November. She is pictured above with advisor, Professor John Lewandowski (left) and Chair, Professor James McGuffin-Cawley (right).
 
Janet was presented with the M.R. 'Mitch' Mitchell Best Student Presentation Award and a monetary award of $200. The event was open to graduate and undergraduate students working in the area of fatigue and fracture mechanics.


Her talk, "Review: Fatigue and Fracture of Wires/Strands/Cables in Biomedical Applications," was the result of a three-year effort with advisor John Lewandowski, Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering II in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, collecting fatigue data for wire-based systems used in biomedical devices. She is an active member of E08 and Committee E28 on Mechanical Testing and was also a recipient of the 2012 ASTM International Project Grant for her work on "Mechanical Characterization of 316 LVM Wires."