Constellium, located in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its International Scientific Council (ISC). Established in 2013, the ISC has been instrumental in directing Constellium’s research and development efforts, fostering innovation, supporting Constellium’s sustainability targets, and addressing key challenges in the evolving field of materials science.
As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, Constellium also announced the appointment of Dr Daniel Cooper, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, to its International Scientific Council.
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The ISC, consisting of academic members from laboratories and universities worldwide, offers high-level advisory support and recommendations in various aspects of R&D, innovation strategies, climate change mitigation plans, research collaborations, and extending Constellium’s scientific network. They have explored topics such as the effects of hydrogen in precipitation-hardened alloys, understanding and modelling auto body sheet formability, the science of aluminium solidification, and Additive Manufacturing powders.
Additionally, the ISC has addressed industry-wide challenges such as decarbonisation technologies and innovations, the future of metals in aerospace applications, electric vehicle technologies, and other significant technical challenges of sustainability.
“As we celebrate a decade of pioneering research and collaboration, the International Scientific Council stands as a beacon of innovation,” shared Ludovic Piquier, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Excellence and Chief Technical Officer at Constellium. “Guided by insights from world-leading minds, our pursuit of scientific excellence and sustainability is unwavering. We look forward to another decade of transformative discoveries that will continue to propel Constellium’s bright future.”
Dr Cooper joins Prof Dr-Ing Heinz Voggenreiter, Director of the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Structures and Design and Chair of the ISC, Prof Patrick Grant, Vesuvius Professor of Materials, University of Oxford, Prof Laine Mears, Professor and BMW SmartState Endowed Chair of Automotive Manufacturing, Clemson University, and Prof Greg Olson, Thermo-Calc Professor of the Practice, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT.