Minnesota Chapter of ASM International

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Past Chair / Trustee Visit / Scholarship Award

2024 April Technical Meeting 

Thursday, April 18, 2024
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dr.Henchen Huang

At the Minnesota Chapter of ASM,
increased innovation is one of our paths to providing the most value to our members. Please join us for our monthly meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at the University of Minnesota as we virtually welcome Dr. Hanchen Huang, FASM and member of the Board of Trustees of ASM International.

Dr. Hanchen Huang, FASM and member of the Board of Trustees of ASM International, will be virtually visiting the chapter meeting at 6:00 PM, April 18. Hanchen Huang is a new member of the Board of Trustees of the American Society for Materials and is currently the Dean of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology; and Donald and Cathey Humphreys Chair Professor at the Oklahoma State University. He has been the Lupe Murchison Foundation Endowed Chair Professor at the University of North Texas, Donald W. Smith Professor at Northeastern University, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Endowed Professor at the University of Connecticut, and Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As an academic leader, he has been the department chair of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University, dean of engineering at the University of North Texas, and provost at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In professional societies, he is an elected Fellow of the American Society for Materials, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Society of Engineering Science.


Dr. Huang will be giving a talk on the use of metallic nanorods as a metallic glue. Metallic glue is a nanotechnology that connects solids without the need of high temperature and/or high pressure but is capable of functioning under high mechanical load and high temperature after setting. This technology (US Patent 10,646,964 B2) derives from the scientific discovery of small and well-separated metallic nanorods. Our scientific discovery starts with the physical origin of the nano scale of nanorod diameter. With theoretical formulations and experimental validations, we have established a theoretical framework of nanorod growth using physical vapor deposition. Guided by this theoretical framework, we have discovered the smallest and yet well-separated metallic nanorods using physical vapor deposition. Taking advantages of mechanical flexibility and fast surface diffusion of small nanorods, we have invented the technology of metallic glue. Our startup company MesoGlue Inc commercialize this technology and has further developed three other technologies along the same vein with lower cost (US Patent applications with allowance issued by USPTO in July 2023, 17/073,370, 17/365,757, and 17/365,811).


5:30 - 6:30 Dinner
6:30 - 7:00 Executive Committee Meeting
7:00 - 8:00 Trustee Seminar: Metallic Glue

 If you are eating, the cost is $20 for ASM members and $30 for non-members. Past Chairs of the MN ASM board are free, as are students. Please make reservations as soon as possible, registration closes Tuesday, April 16th at 12:00 PM.

A virtual link will be sent to registrants when the link is available.

Location UMN - 287 Amundson Hall (Gore Annex)
421 Washington Ave. SE


Lindsey BorgesonMedtronicASM Member - Virtual Attendance (no cost)$0.00$0.00$0.00Pay at the Door
Al SwigloSwiglo Metallurgical ConsultingASM Member - In Person Attendance with Meal $30 ($30.00)$30.00$0.00$30.00Pay at the Door
Steven Axdal
Steven AxdalAbbottASM Member - In Person Attendance with Meal $20 ($20.00)$21.60$21.60$0.00Pay now with Paypal (fee)
Lloyd Meissner
Lloyd MeissnerMaterials - MetallurgyASM Member - In Person Attendance with Meal $20 ($20.00)$20.00$0.00$20.00Pay at the Door
George Muench
George MuenchPrecision Combustion, RetiredeASM Member - In Person Attendance with Meal $20 ($20.00)$20.00$0.00$20.00Pay at the Door
Mark Weiss
Mark WeissESiASM Member - In Person Attendance with Meal $20 ($20.00)$21.60$21.60$0.00Pay now with Paypal (fee)
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