Dr. John Tartaglia of Stork CRS Elected to Fellow of ASM International

With more than 25 years of work in materials engineering and failure analysis, Dr. John M. Tartaglia of Stork Climax Research Services has been honored by ASM International ("The Materials Information Society"), a materials engineering professional organization that predates World War I and boasts worldwide membership.

John M. Tartaglia, Ph.D., FASM

Dr. Tartaglia's peers in materials science nominated him, and the ASM International Board of Trustees elected him to the position of Fellow of the Society "for contributions in alloy development and testing of metallic and semiconductor materials and extensive research, failure analysis and publication on fatigue, mechanical testing and materials performance." Dr. Tartaglia will receive the honor at the Convocation of Fellows during the ASM Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ASM members have annually nominated Fellows since 1969; honorees serve as advisors to the Board of Trustees for the rest of their careers.

Stork Climax Research Services General Manager Mark Smith said, "We are delighted to hear that John has been recognized for his scientific career in materials and metals. He is not only an outstanding scientist, but he is a valuable contributor to our business and a generous colleague and mentor to the entire Stork CRS team and the ASM community."

Dr. Tartaglia said, "Becoming an ASM Fellow is a career capstone for me because although I hold membership in other materials societies, I have long devoted the most time and energy to ASM. I am honored and gratified that my peers selected me after reviewing my technical achievement, my mentoring of other material professionals, and my service to ASM members.I am proud to be a part of this organization and very proud to be a member of the 2008 class of Fellows."

Dr. Tartaglia holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and is an expert in wrought steels, aluminum, magnesium, fatigue, failure analysis, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy. He is an experienced speaker, educator, and expert witness in failure analysis litigation, and a member of ASTM metallography, mechanical testing, and fatigue committees. Click here to visit his professional page on the Stork Materials Technology Failure Analysis website.

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