Metals and Ceramics Division
Dr. David received his Ph.D. degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently holds adjunct professorships at the University of Pittsburgh and the Colorado School of Mines. In 1977 he joined ORNL, where he is currently leader of the Materials Joining and Nondestructive Testing Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division.
He is a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, ASM International, and the American Welding Society. He is the editor-in-chief of a new journal, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, published by the Institute of Materials, London. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Warren F. Savage Memorial Award from the American Welding Society, and in 1997 he was awarded the Elegant Work Prize of the Institute of Materials, London, for his publication on single-crystal welding. In 1996 Dr. David was the recipient of the William Irrgang Memorial Award from the American Welding Society. In 1994 he was the recipient of the Champion H. Mathewson award from The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.
He served as the general chairman of the International Conference on Trends in Welding Research, sponsored by ASM International in 1986, 1989, 1992, 1995, and 1998. He is the recipient of the 1992 Honorary Membership Award from the American Welding Society. In 1990 he was the recipient of the American Welding Society's Charles H. Jennings Memorial Award for the most valuable contribution to welding metallurgy. He was also awarded the 1987, 1988, and 1990 Jacquet-Lucas Gold Medal Award by the International Metallographic Society and ASM International.
He received the Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Technical Achievement Award in 1987 and 1989 and the Publication Award in 1988. He was awarded the 1981 Lincoln Gold Medal by the American Welding Society for best technical contribution of the year. He received the McKay-Helm award in 1980 from the American Welding Society for significant contributions in the field of welding. He developed the Basic Energy Sciences welding program at ORNL and was appointed task leader and national coordinator of the Welding Science Program. His current interests include solidification behavior of welds, welding intermetallic alloys, phase stability, process modeling, and residual stresses in weldments.
Dr. David is a member of The Metallurgical Society, the American Institute for Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, ASM International, the American Welding Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has contributed to more than 200 papers in the fields of solidification and welding metallurgy and is the editor of seven international conference proceedings. He serves on several national committees of professional societies and industrial advisory boards.
He was appointed a corporate fellow in 1991.