The ASM Houston Chapter is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2021 Seminar!  The theme of the seminar is Surface Engineering and Tribology.  The host organization at Rice is the Additive Manufacturing, Performance & Tribology (AMPT) Center, and the full day seminar will be held at Duncan Hall. Speakers will be from both academia and industry, and will present on a broad variety of surface engineering and tribology. The seminar will start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 6:00 PM. An optional lab tour will also be included. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served at the conclusion. This seminar will provide eight Professional Development Hours (PDH). For group discounts or additional information, please contact Sean Piper at [email protected].


The ASM Seminar is subject to the health and safety protocols of our host, Rice University.  While we expect mostly normal conditions to apply in August, certain screening, masking, physical distancing, or other requirements may be in effect at the time of the Seminar.  Applicable details will be made available to registrants shortly before the event.

Speakers and Topics (Subject to Change):

Matthew Brake (Rice University): Enabling Multi-Scale Design Optimization via Tribomechadynamics.

Craig Zimmerman (Blue Water Thermal Solutions): Boriding.

Mark Hanania (Hardide): Nano-structured Tungsten Carbide CVD Coating Protects Against Wear, Corrosion and Galling.

Edward Peterson (Laser Welding Solutions): Laser Cladding Technologies and Applications.

Jianliang Lin (SWRI): Advanced Surface Engineering Coating Technologies for Oil and Gas Applications.

C. Fred Higgs III (Rice University): The Tribology of Real Surfaces.

Dr. Kora Farokhzadeh (Bruker): Surface topography analysis: Characterization of surfaces before and after wear.   

Deepak Veeregowda and Anirudh Dube (Ducom): Tribology of Surfaces for Energy & Transportation.

John Hadjioannou (EPI): Correlating Laboratory Testing to Real Life Tribology Issues.

Program Sponsors:

Anton-Paar Instruments; Hardide Coatings, Inc.; Leco Corporation; Mager Scientific; Materials Development Corporation; NCI Corporation; Neal Ferguson                                       

Link for Duncan Hall map . Parking instructions will be included on ticket. Local area hotels with special rates for Rice events (click on hotel for link):

Hotel ZaZa Museum District: Historic boutique hotel; 15-minute walk to Duncan Hall; has a nice rooftop pool

Intercontinental Houston Medical Center: Newest full-service hotel near campus; 23-minute walk to Duncan Hall

Hilton Houston Plaza Medical Center: 20-minute walk to Duncan Hall

Houston Marriott Medical Center Museum District:18-minute walk to Duncan Hall

Courtyard Houston Medical Center / NRG Park: 2 mile drive to Duncan Hall









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