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Eric Lass, MSE

Trifecta of Wins for MSE’s Lass


It is said that good things come in threes and MSE Assistant Professor Eric Lass has experienced proof of that adage.

Lass is part of a team of co-authors recently recognized with the “Nagy El-Kaddah Award for Best Paper in MHD (magneto-hydrodynamics) Material Processing.”  The award was announced in the February 2020 issue of JOM.

The paper, “The Influence of Annealing Temperature and Time on the Formation of delta-Phase in Additively-Manufactured Inconel 625,” was published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A in 2018. This work helps further the ability to process nickel-based superalloys in additive manufacturing in a manner that retains the best properties of the alloy.

Lass was also part of a team recognized with a Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for their work in identifying the source of the problematic phase formation as well as new processing conditions to avoid it, and in transferring this knowledge to the additive manufacturing community.

Finally, Lass had his fourth patent published in December, 2019. The patent is on the very practical topic of “Coinage cladding alloy and processing for making coinage cladding alloy.”

This trio of recognitions is a result of work that Lass performed while he was at NIST, immediately prior to joining the MSE faculty. The college and department look forward to his next round of accolades as his work continues at UT.

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