Milestone passed in PM scientific publishing

February 5, 2014


Professor Randall German celebrates

his 1000th scientific publication

In early January 2014 Professor Randall German, Associate Dean for Engineering Research at San Diego State University, California, USA, passed a milestone with his 1000th scientific publication. The specific article was a collaborative effort with Jose Alvarado-Contreras, Eugene Olevsky and Andrey Maximenko entitled “A continuum approach for modeling gravitational effects on grain settling and shape distortion during liquid phase sintering of tungsten heavy alloys” published in Acta Materialia (2014, vol. 65, pp. 176-184). It detailed modelling research in preparation for experiments to be performed on the International Space Station in 2015.

Now, at 1003 published articles, German is also responsible for fourteen books, five recorded short courses, four market studies, nineteen edited books, and twenty-five issued patents.

His newest book “Sintering: From Empirical Observations to Scientific Principles” is just being released by Elsevier Scientific. His first article was in Metallurgical Transactions in 1972 and with George St. Pierre dealing with the high temperature thermodynamics of nickel-titanium alloys. He has typically averaged two to three co-authors per paper, involving more than 300 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working under his supervision. 

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