The ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products has presented its Award of Merit to Sherri Bingert of Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Bingert currently serves as senior science advisor to the Office of Research and Development at the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington, DC.
The prestigious Award of Merit includes the accompanying title of fellow and is ASTM’s highest organisational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. Committee B09 noted Bingert’s respected technical expertise, masterful leadership and outstanding contributions to Powder Metallurgy standards. During her tenure in B09, she has updated several test methods for powder density and flow and refractory metals and alloys, and has contributed to nomenclature and other characterisation methods for metal powders and metal powder products.
An active ASTM member since 1995, Bingert holds several officer roles on B09, serving as vice chairman of the Main Committee, chairman of the Subcommittees on Cemented Carbides and Long-Range Planning, and secretary of the Subcommittee on Nomenclature and Technical Data. A past member of Committee B10 on Reactive and Refractory Metals and Alloys, she previously held the office of B09 secretary for six years and served a term on the ASTM Committee on Standards from 2005 to 2008. B09 honoured her with a Distinguished Service Award in 2008.
Bingert specialises in metallurgy and materials science, with an emphasis on Powder Metallurgy and particulate materials, refractory metals and alloys, precious metals, and alloy and process development. She has spent her entire professional career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), starting as a member of the technical staff and advancing to various program and personnel management positions.
Bingert has served as program manager of LANL’s Joint Department of Defence/Department of Energy Munitions Technology Development Program and the Dynamic Materials Properties program, as well as deputy group leader for Shock and Detonation physics at LANL. She is currently on her second assignment at the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, where she earned a Master of Science in metallurgical engineering, Bingert also holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Outside ASTM, she is a member of the American Powder Metallurgy Institute, ASM International and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.