Diran ApelianCitation: For visionary leadership in the integration of academic and industrial research in metallurgy and metals processing.
Biography: Diran Apelian is Howmet Professor of Engineering and Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Prof. Apelian’s research interests and expertise are in materials processing, and specifically, solidification and net-shape manufacturing. He is credited for pioneering work in various areas of solidification processing: molten metal processing and filtration of metals; aluminum foundry engineering; plasma deposition; and spray casting/forming.
He has over 400 publications to his credit and four books, which he has co-edited. He has served on, and chaired, several National Materials Advisory Boards for the National Research Council.
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