Course Dates:
August 20 – 22, 2015

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TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Review Course
August 20–22, 2015 • Warrendale, PA, USA
Charles V. White is Professor Emeritus Manufacturing Engineering at Kettering University and visiting professor at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (University of Technology and Economics) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science in Germany. White earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana, his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1967, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1982, all in metallurgical engineering.

His current principle research interests are in metal casting, process development, and failure analysis. He was a member of the former TMS Educational and Professional Affairs Committee, chair of the Professional Registration Committee from 1996 to 1998, and a visitor for metallurgical programs for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) from 1992 to 2009. In addition to organizing and teaching at the TMS PE Licensing Review Course, White has taught a variety of short courses for engineers and non-engineers. White also holds his PE license in Ohio and Michigan.
Indrajit Charit is an associate professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University of Idaho. He earned his Ph.D. from Missouri University of Science & Technology in metallurgical engineering in 2004. His current research interests span across various facets of innovative processing, microstructure, and mechanical characterization of high-temperature energy materials with a specific focus on nuclear materials. He has considerable research experience in high-temperature creep, superplasticity, friction stir welding/processing, and spark plasma sintering. Charit is the author or co-author of about 80 publications in various journals and conference proceedings along with a textbook on nuclear materials. He is professional engineer (PE) licensed in Idaho.
Alphonse W. Hegger Jr. is a metallurgist/corrosion engineer at Stress Engineering Services Inc., specializing in materials selection, corrosion vulnerability assessment, failure analysis, and weld repair of stationary equipment in the petroleum refining industry. He earned his B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1984. Hegger has worked in the refining sector for more than 30 years, 20 of which were for owner-user organizations. He is familiar with the application of common refinery inspection processes and repair execution in a turnaround scenario and his understanding of basic refining processes and operation adds value to unit materials and corrosion reviews as well as failure assessments. He is also a registered professional engineer in Texas.
George Krauss is currently University Emeritus Professor at the Colorado School of Mines and a metallurgical consultant specializing in steel microstructural systems. He received the B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Lehigh University in 1955 and the M.S. and Sc.D. degrees in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958 and 1961, respectively. In 1984, Dr. Krauss was a principal in the establishment of the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, an NSF Industry-University cooperative research center at the Colorado School of Mines, and served as its first Director until 1993.

He has published over 300 papers and lectured widely in technical conferences, universities, corporations, and ASM International Chapters, presenting a number of keynote, invited, and honorary lectures. Krauss has served as the President of the International Federation of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE), 1989-91, and as President of ASM International, 1996-97. He is Fellow of ASM International, TMS, and IFHTSE.
Dana Medlin is a Senior Consultant with Engineering Systems Inc. (ESI) and adjunct professor in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received both his B.S. (1988) and M.S. (1990) in mechanical engineering, and his Ph.D. (1993) in materials science and engineering. Medlin specializes in the design, performance, and analysis of engineering materials and components. His professional experience includes biomedical engineering, corrosion engineering, sheet steels, bearings, alloy steel development, heat treat processing, and failure analysis. He has also conducted forensic investigations, failure analysis, engineering design, and maintenance metallurgical engineering for many companies and firms. Medlin has been a TMS member since 1996 and is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Ohio, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
Erik Mueller, is a materials research engineer at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the Materials Laboratory Division, currently serving as the lead metallurgist on the ongoing GE GEnx engine fan midshaft investigation. In addition to this investigation, he has worked on multiple failures in various transportation modes including the replica Wright Flyer B accident, the Columbus train derailment, and a Bell helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Mueller has recently represented the NTSB at the Superalloys 2012 and the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) international conferences, being an invited speaker and member of several professional committees. He received his B.S.M.S.E. (2000), M.S. (2003), and Ph.D. (2007) all from the University of Florida in materials science and engineering. Mueller also has his professional engineer (PE) license in Florida, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Steven R. Sopher, is currently the technical director at JSP (owned by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical), where he focuses on material development, processing, testing, and qualification. He has over 25 years of experience in the plastics field. He earned his B.S. in 1986 in mechanical engineering and his M.S. in 1989 in engineering management, both from Northeastern University. Sopher also studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1988–1989. He is the author of more than 30 papers on Polyolefin Foamed Plastics and holds three patents. Sopher is a licensed stationary engineer and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE).

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