Dr. Stephen Feldbauer received his Ph.D. in 1995 from Carnegie Mellon University in Materials Science and Engineering. He joined Abbott Furnace Co. in 2002 where he is the director of Research and Development. Feldbauer is also a senior adjunct faculty member in Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of numerous articles and publications and has been awarded eight patents. He is an active member of the MPIF and the American Welding Society’s C3 Committee.