APMI International names 2019 Fellow Award recipients

January 28, 2019

APMI International has named Joseph Tunick Strauss and John L Johnson as the recipients of its Fellow Award 2019. Established in 1998, the award recognises APMI members for significant contributions to the goals, purpose and mission of the organisation, as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice or business of the PM industry. The 2019 Fellow Award recipients will receive Fellow status in an awards ceremony at POWDERMET2019, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, June 23-26, 2019.


Joseph Tunick Strauss

Joseph Tunick Strauss, Engineer, President, HJE Company, Inc, has worked to advance the Powder Metallurgy industry through engineering and ingenuity for over thirty years. He was the first to commercially offer turn-key small-scale high-performance gas atomisers and publish on the use of elevated temperature gas for atomisation.

Strauss formally introduced PM to the jewellery industry and continues to develop press & sinter and Metal Injection Moulding technologies for this market. He has been influential in uniting the PM and Additive Manufacturing communities and assisted in the formation of the MPIF’s AMPM conference.

Strauss is a member of many professional technical societies, has served on the APMI Board of Directors and has been on the MPIF Conference Committee for many years. He has received many awards including the MPIF Distinguished Service award in 2013. Strauss reviews technical articles for several technical publications including the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy.


John L Johnson

John L Johnson, Vice President, Technology, Elmet Technologies, has dedicated over twenty years to research and development of processes and products for the PM industry. Prior to joining Elmet, Johnson was Director of Powder Sales for Kennametal Firth Sterling. Before moving to sales, he held various R&D positions at ATI Firth Sterling, Kennametal, Alcoa Howmet, AMTellect (a US subsidiary of Singapore Technologies) and Penn State University.

Johnson has authored or co-authored more than one hundred technical papers and, as an editorial committee member, reviewed over two hundred technical articles for various technical journals. Johnson has served on many committees and association boards including the APMI Board of Directors and the MPIF Technical Board.

He has been a co-chairman of the Tungsten, Refractory and Hard Materials Conference and continues to organise numerous Special Interest Programs for the annual POWDERMET conferences. While completing his PhD at The Pennsylvania State University, Johnson was a recipient of the 1993 CPMT/Axel Madsen Conference Grant.


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