The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) announced the recipients of its second annual Fellowship Award at Euro PM2018, held in Bilbao, Spain, October 14-18, 2018. The EPMA Fellowship Award recognises individuals in the scientific and/or academic community for significant contributions to the development of the PM industry.
The two recipients of the 2018 Fellowship Awards were:
Professor Paul Beiss, IWM – RWTH Aachen, Germany
Professor Paul Beiss is a Graduate of Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen, where he studied with a focus on production engineering until 1972, writing his doctoral thesis on copper extrusion. He became a professor for metallic materials in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen in 1994.
Beiss is a Fellow of the American Powder Metallurgy Institute and has been active with the EPMA since 2004, especially within the EPMA EuroPress&Sinter sectoral group and RET working group.
Professor Dr Herbert Danninger, Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Professor Herbert Danninger completed his doctoral thesis, titled ‘Influence of the Manufacturing Parameters on the Properties of Tungsten Heavy Alloys’, at the Institute for Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials, in 1980. He was appointed as a full professor for chemical technology of inorganic materials in 2003.
In January 2016, Danninger was awarded the Doctor honoris causa of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. He has been active with the EPMA since 2004, within the EuroHIP, EuroMIM, EuroAM and EuroHM sectoral groups and the EPMI working group.