Sehitoglu named to ASM International committee
Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu was recently appointed for a three-year term to the International Materials Reviews Committee for ASM International, the world's largest association of metals-centric materials engineers and scientists.
As a member of the committee, Sehitoglu will play an important role in working with the ASM Board, committees, and staff in implementing the organization’s strategic plan.
Sehitoglu has been an active member of ASM International for several decades. He is a founding editor of the ASM-SMST journal Shape Memory and Superelasticity, launched in 2015 as the foremost journal in the area of reversible phase transformations in metals. In 1998, he was awarded the society’s Marcus Grossman Award for the best paper published in Metallurgical Transactions for an author under the age of 40. He was elected an ASM Fellow in 2013 for distinguished contributions in the area of plasticity and thermal fatigue of structural materials.
In his High Temperature Materials Lab, Sehitoglu’s research focus is on thermomechanical fatigue, fatigue crack closure, stress-induced phase transformations, cyclic ratcheting plasticity, slip and twinning in metals. He is also director of the Fracture Control Program, which works cooperatively with industrial partners to develop models for fatigue and fracture, and enhances the impact of externally funded basic research by transferring all findings to FCP sponsors through advisory meetings and short courses, attended each year by more than 100 engineers, designers, and scientists.
Sehitoglu earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The City University in London, and an MS (1981) and PhD (1983) in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois. Sehitoglu also holds an appointment as the John, Alice and Sarah Nyquist Chair. He joined the department in 1983, and served as department head from 2004 to 2009.