The CIS Team
The industrial membership is comprised of corporations and organizations with non-destructive evaluation quality assurance requirements as well as imaging equipment suppliers. On the academic membership side, it will consist of Dr. Diran Apelian as Executive Director of MPI, Dr. Reinhold Ludwig as Managing Director of CIS, and a Director-at-Large to be selected among the industrial membership body.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director CIS
Diplom-Ing., University of Wuppertal (West Germany), 1983; Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1986
Nondestructive evaluation, sensors, and electromagnetic and acoustic field phenomena.
Reinhold Ludwig received his Diplome-Ing. (MSEE) from the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University. He joined WPI's faculty in 1986 and heads the Electromagnetic Materials Processing and Sensor Laboratory. His research interests include nondestructive evaluation, sensors, and electromagnetic and acoustic field phenomena. Ludwig interacts with the industrial sector and recently spent an industrial sabbatical at Hewlett-Packard's Medical Imaging Division.
Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, MPI
B.S., Drexel University, 1968; Sc.D., MIT, 1972
Solidification processing, spray casting, molten metal processing, aluminum foundry processing, plasma processing, and knowledge engineering in materials processing.
Diran Apelian is Howmet Professor of Engineering and Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He received his B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from Drexel University in 1968 and his doctorate in materials science and engineering from MIT in 1972. He worked at Bethlehem Steel's Homer Research Laboratories before joining Drexel University's faculty in 1976. At Drexel he held various positions, including professor, head of the Department of Materials Engineering, associate dean of the College of Engineering and vice-provost of the University. He joined WPI in July 1990 as the Institute's Provost. In 1996 he returned to the faculty and leads the activities of the Metal Processing Institute.
He is credited with pioneering work in various areas of solidification processing and powder metallurgy – specifically in molten metal processing, aluminum alloy development, plasma deposition, spray casting/forming, and semi-solid processing of metals. Apelian is the recipient of many distinguished honors and awards – national and international; he has over 500 publications to his credit; and serves on several technical, corporate and editorial boards. During 2008/2009, he served as President of TMS. Apelian is a Fellow of TMS, ASM, and APMI; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Armenian Academy of Sciences.
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