Kenneth C. Ludema Honorary Symposium Speaker
David Rigney, Ohio State University, USA
D. A. Rigney is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210. He received degrees from Harvard University (A.B., 1960; S.M., 1962) and Cornell University (Ph.D., 1966). His publications are (chronologically) in the areas of work hardening, solidification kinetics, phase diagrams, NMR and electromigration of liquid metal alloys, and friction and wear. From 1975-1988 he was Deputy Editor of the journal Scripta Metallurgica (Acting Editor, June-December, 1988). He has served as a member or chairman of various committees for ASM and AIME and he is a Fellow of ASM. During the spring and summer of 1990 he was a Guest Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. In 1991 he was chairman of the International Conference on Wear of Materials, Orlando, FL, and from 1996 to 2003 he was Editor of the reviewed proceedings for that conference series. He was Associate Director of the Center for Materials Research at The Ohio State University from 1989-2004. He was elected Vice-Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Tribology for 1998 and was Chair for the year 2000. Professor Rigney's recent research has been on materials aspects of sliding friction and wear.
Presentation Title: Modeling and the Real World
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