2014 APMI Fellow Award recipients announced
January 28, 2014
John R Engquist, Consultant, JENS Solutions LLC., a recognised expert in the Powder Metallurgy industry, and Z Zak Fang, University of Utah Metallurgical Engineering Professor who is a world-renowned expert in the cemented carbides and titanium industries, have been selected to receive the 2014 Fellow Award from APMI International.
The fellowship is APMI’s most prestigious award, recognising APMI members for their 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 industry. The two recipients will receive elevation to Fellow status at the PM2014 World Congress in Orlando during the Industry Luncheon on May 19, 2014.
John R Engquist
Over his 39 year career with Burgess-Norton Mfg. Co., Engquist has been intimately involved with every aspect of the PM part making process. A member of APMI for over 15 years, he has been a strong advocate of PM outreach through education and by proctoring several PMT Certification exams. He has been a well-regarded speaker at the annual Basic PM Short Course and PowderMet conferences, has served on the MPIF Technical Board, technical program committee, and Roadmap Strategy Group, and is instrumental in the ongoing activities of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology, where he is a past president.
A Powder Metallurgy graduate of Hennepin Technical College, Engquist also has a BA in Business Management from North Central College. He is the sole or co-inventor on eight patents and received the MPIF Distinguished Service to PM in 2007.
Z Zak Fang
With over 23 years of experience in the PM industry and APMI membership, Fang is known as a technology innovator and leader who has both rich industrial experience and academic rigor. Fang has been a mainstay at the MPIF PowderMet and Tungsten conferences, serving on the technical program committees, organising special interest programs, and acting as a speaker on numerous topics.
Fang received his BS in Powder Metallurgy and MS in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He joined the University of Utah in 2002.