Stan David

Stan David

Corporate Fellow Emeritus

Dr. Stan David is recognized nationally and internationally for his extensive contributions to welding science and solidification through innovative experimental techniques and associated theories. After receiving his Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972, Stan remained at the university as a research professor until 1977.  At that time, he joined the Materials Joining Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and became group leader in 1983.  In 1992 he was selected as a Corporate Fellow of Martin Marietta Energy Systems, an honor conferred on only a very few elite scientists and engineers. He was the task leader of DOE Basic Energy Sciences Welding Science Program for 25 years providing leadership for advancing welding science and technology. Dr. David has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Colorado School of Mines, and Visiting Professor at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K.

Please see full details of his accomplishments in welding research in his resume. 

Research Interests    

  • Materials Engineering
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Welding Processes including Friction Stir Welding and Processing
  • Joining of Ceramics-to-Metals
  • Solidification Processing, Composites, Alloy Design
  • Metallography


  • 1972 Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • 1967 M.S. Indian Institute of Science
  • 1965 B.S. Indian Institute of Science
  • 1963 B.SC St. Joseph College


  • 2008 – Present-Corporate Fellow Emeritus, Consultant
  • 1992 – 2008- Corporate Fellow, and Group Leader, Materials Joining Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • 1983 – 1992- Group Leader, Materials Joining and Nondestructive Group, ORNL
  • 1977 – 1983- Research Staff Member, ORNL
  • 1973-1977- Research Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Activities

  • 2018- Fellow IIW (International Institute Of Welding)
  • 2001- Fellow, TMS (Minerals, Metals and Materials Society)
  • 1994- Fellow, American Welding Society
  • 1993- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1984- Fellow, ASM International
  • 2018- Fellow, IIW. International Institute of Welding
  • 1993- Present - Member- Panel, Naval Studies Board, National Research Council (NRC)
  • American Institute for Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum Engineers
  • Internal Institute of Welding (IIW) U.S. Delegate
  • Officer/Committee
  • American Institute for Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum Engineers
  • ASM International, American Welding Society

Founding Member

  • Journal – Founding Member, Editor in Chief of the Journal Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, Published by Maney Publications.
  • Conferences – Founding member and chairman of the International Conference, International Trends in Welding Research (1986, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2012).

• Fellow, IIW, International Institute of Welding, 2018
• Distinguished Vising Lecturer, Shanghai, Xintao University, Shanghai, China, 2015
• GE Global Research Center Distinguished Lecture Materials Science and Engineering at RPI Troy, New York, 2004
• UT-Battelle Director’s Award, 2003
• UT-Battelle Distinguished Engineer Award, 2003
• Arata Prize Winner (International Institute of Welding), 2002
• Warren F. Savage Memorial Award, 2002
• McKay-Helm Award, American Welding Society, 2002
• Fellow, TMS (Minerals, Metals and Materials Society), 2001
• Distinguished Alumnus, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
• Warren F. Savage Memorial Award, American Welding Society, 1998
• Elegant Work Prize, The Institute of Materials, London, 1997
• Editor-In-Chief, "Science And Technology Of Welding And Joining," (Journal), 1996
• William Irrgang Memorial Award, American Welding Society, 1996
• Champion H. Mathewson Award, Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 1994
• Fellow, American Welding Society, 1994
• Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993
• Comfort A. Adams Lecturer, American Welding Society Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, 1993
• Charles H. Jennings Memorial Award, American Welding Society, 1993
• Martin Marietta Energy Systems Corporate Fellow, 1992
• Adjunct Professor, Colorado school of Mines, Golden, CO.
• Visiting Professor, Coventry University, Coventry, UK.
• Honorary Membership Award, American Welding Society, 1992
• Charles H. Jennings Memorial Award, American Welding Society, 1990
• Jacquet-Lucas Gold Metal Award, International Metallographic Society and ASM International, 1987, 1988, 1990
• Martin Marietta Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award, 1989, 1987
• Martin Marietta Energy Systems Publication Award, 1988
• Fellow of the American Society for Metals, 1984
• James F. Lincoln Gold Metal, American Welding Society, 1982
• McKay-Helm Award, American Welding Society, for the Best Contribution in the Field of Welding, 1980

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