APMI International’s most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mission of the organization as well as for a high level of expertise in the technology, practice, or business of the industry. The 2023 Fellow Award recipient will receive elevation to Fellow status at PowderMet2023, during the opening General Session on June 19, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2023 recipient is Christopher T. Schade, vice president of Advanced Materials, Hoeganaes Corporation.
Chris Schade is an accomplished member of the PM community. His experience is a combination of manufacturing, research, and education. He manages an additive and specialty powder manufacturing facility and performs research into alloy and lubricant development in addition to being an instructor at Drexel University, teaching both metallurgy and PM classes. Schade’s innovations in alloy and lubricant development have expanded the catalog of materials now manufactured and available in the PM and AM industries. Some of these activities resulted in having several patents issued. His research extends into the use of the powder in an application, where he collaborates with part makers to create a process for successful part manufacture. Schade received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award in 2021. He continues to be a mentor for students and new engineers. He is a long-time contributor to the technical programs in the PM and now the AM conferences and was co-chairman of the fledgling AMPM2017 Conference. He has received the Howard I. Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award three times, the Metal Additive Manufacturing Outstanding Technical Paper twice, and has been a member of the winning APMI Metallography Competition team four times. Schade received the MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award in 2019.
Established in 1998, the Fellow Award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the society and high level of expertise in the technology of powder metallurgy, practice, or business of the PM industry. Fellows are elected through their professional, technical, and scientific achievements; continuing professional growth and development; mentoring/outreach; and contributions to APMI International committees.
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