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Sweeping Success

Materials science and engineering students have again swept the annual International Metallographic Competition, winning seven ribbons and anchoring Lehigh’s reputation as one of the world’s top facilities for metallography research. The annual weeklong competition, hosted recently by the International Metallographic Society (IMS) in Nashville, TN, provides a forum for the technical proficiency and artistry of scientists and engineers from around the world. Judges awarded a single undergraduate Lehigh team the top two prizes in the competition, making it the first team ever to win both in the same year. Two other Lehigh teams won second place in their respective categories, another placed third, and another received an honorable mention. The teams were composed of materials science and engineering majors in Mat 206: Processing and Properties of Metal, which is co-taught by Wojciech Misiolek, Loewy Chair in Materials Forming and Processing, and Samuel Lawrence, a research scientist who directs Lehigh’s metallography laboratory.

The Dendrite and Graphite of a Grey Cast Iron Structure

The Dendrite and Graphite of a Grey Cast Iron Structure won a second-place award for graduate student J.C. Sabol.