Weldability study engineers win award

April 12, 2005

Dr. Min Kuo of Ispat Inland Inc. and Dr. John Chiang of Ford Motor Co. have been honored with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/ American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Sydney H. Melbourne Award for Excellence for their award-winning paper on "Weldability Study of Resistance Spot Welds and Minimum Weld Button Size Methodology Development for DP [Dual Phase] Steel."

The award recognizes authors who effectively demonstrate ways to further the use of sheet steel in automotive applications, and is named after the late Sydney H. Melbourne of Dofasco Inc., recognized widely for his achievements within the steel and automotive industries. Recipients of the award, established in 1997 and funded by AISI, share a $3500 honorarium and plaque, to be presented during the Honors Convocation portion of the 2005 SAE World Congress on April 12.