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    Volume 6, Issue 3 (May 2017)

    Special Issue Paper

    The History of Metallography at Lehigh University

    (Received 6 May 2016; accepted 6 February 2017)

    Published Online: 26 May 2017


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    Although the science and art of metallography was founded in Germany by Rose and Vogel, and in England by Sorby, it rapidly developed in the United States in parallel with the growth of the American Industrial Revolution. This was especially true with the growth of railroads, shipping, tall buildings construction (steel, copper alloys) and then automobiles and civilian and military aircraft (aluminum). The pioneers in light optical microscopy were from Harvard (Sauveur), Columbia University (Howe), and Lehigh University (Stoughton, Pulsifer, and Kehl). Lehigh then became a world leader in both scanning and transmission electron microscopy (Goldstein and Williams, among others). The Summer Microscopy School at Lehigh is now the world leader in this area and has operated for over 46 years. Students and graduates of Lehigh have been awarded more prizes at the International Metallographic Contest of IMS than any other institution, academic or industrial. This paper highlighted the developments in equipment, the research programs, and the people who participated in these endeavors.

    Author Information:

    Notis, M. R.
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA

    Stock #: MPC20160066


    DOI: 10.1520/MPC20160066

    Title The History of Metallography at Lehigh University
    Symposium ,
    Committee E04