Failure Analysis Group

posted October 2015

A group of ASM members, all involved in failure analysis,  have initiated the process to form a new technical society dedicated to failure analysis and prevention. A leadership group was formed at the recent ASM annual conference in Columbus, Ohio to get this new society established as an Affiliate Society of ASM International.

Three MEE engineers, Larry Hanke, Ryan Haase and Dan Grice have all taken on roles in the leadership group.  This is a new and exciting opportunity to support, promote and advance the field of materials science and failure analysis. Thanks to Larry, Ryan and Dan for all your work on this project.




Filed under: About MEE, ASM, Failure Analysis,

MEE Staff at MS&T 2015

posted October 2015

Photographic evidence has emerged of some MEE staff at the 2015 Materials Science and Technology Conference.

The photo is of current members and alumni of the Emerging Professionals Committee (EPC) of ASM International.  Ryan and Dan are EPC alumni but enjoyed meeting old friends and  new committee members at the conference.

The EPC provides a way for early career professionals (up to five years post-graduation from a materials science or metallurgy degree program) to become involved with their professional society on a national level. The committee sponsors a technical symposium at the ASM annual meeting every fall.  Both Ryan and Dan have continued their involvement in ASM serving on and chairing other committees on the national and local level.

MEE Materials Engineer, Dan Grice, is on the far left (in hat) and  Senior Materials Engineer, Ryan Haase is 4th from the right.

MEE Materials Engineer, Dan Grice, is on the far left (in hat) and Senior Materials Engineer, Ryan Haase is 4th from the right.

MS&T 2015

posted October 2015

Three of our engineers are currently attending the Materials Science and Technology 2015 Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The MS&T partnership brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. Larry Hanke, Ryan Haase, and Dan Grice are all active in ASM International, the professional organization for Materials Engineers and one of the supporting societies of MS&T.

mst-15The benefits of MEE staff involvement in professional societies ultimately benefits  the services we provide to our customers. Our November e- newsletter will focus on some of the specific activities our staff have been involved in on the local and national level.

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Three MEE staff members, Larry Hanke, Dieter Scholz and Roberta Rott attended the Surface Mount Technology Association conference this week in Chicago IL. With three of us there it allowed us to always have someone at our booth in the exhibit hall while others could attend technical talks or participate in SMTA committee meetings.

SMTA is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals involved in all aspects of the electronics industry. The constantly evolving electronics industry presents materials problems that require specialized equipment and creative solutions. MEE has long been a leader in laboratory testing applying traditional and advanced analytical methods to help address product challenges efficiently and effectively.

Visit our website to see examples of typical MEE  projects for electronic components and a case study on failed printed circuit boards.

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We would like to tell you that the red and white ribbon on our booth indicates a “best of show – trade show booth” but it is there to identify MEE as a corporate sponsor of SMTA.