As the Welding Engineering undergraduate programme at The Ohio State University (OSU) is completing 75 years in 2023, it has evolved to become a key player in the education and research on materials joining within the U.S. and across the world. In 2010 OSU joined efforts with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and other key universities across North America to establish the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center (Ma2JIC). This center has brought together researchers from seven different universities in U.S. and Canada and more than 60 industrial and government organisations from around the globe to cooperatively develop state-of-the-art and economically relevant research on materials joining and metal additive manufacturing (AM), totaling more than US$50M. Today Ma2JIC invests $5.5M per year to support approximately 30 different research projects, which involve about120 researchers and students across The Ohio State University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Pennsylvania State University, Colorado School of Mines, and the University of Waterloo.
In his Guest Lecture, Antonio J. Ramirez from Ma2JIC will present highlights of the research and technologies developed by OSU and Ma2JIC, ranging from fundamental studies on solidification cracking during welding and Additive Manufacturing, powder- and wire-based metal AM, and conventional welding processes like friction stir welding and resistance spot welding of advanced steels and dissimilar materials.
Antonio Ramirez from the Ohio State University (OSU) – which is the top ranked university in welding and joining in the US) – is an expert in Metal Additive Manufacturing and solid-state welding processes and director of the Ma2JIC center.
TU Graz | Institute for Materials Science, Joining and Forming (IMAT)
1. September 2022, 14:00 - 16:00
TU Graz, New Campus, Lecture Hall E, NT01088, Kopernikusgasse 24, 1st floor, 8010 Graz, Austria