Dr. Edward Metzbower Receives 2006 Schawlow Award

9/23/2006 - 53-06r
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Dr. Edward Metzbower, a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), is the recipient of the 2006 Schawlow Award from the Laser Institute of America. The award is given to recognize individuals who have made distinguished contributions to applications of lasers in science, industry or education. It is the Laser Institute of America's highest achievement award, and it is named for Professor Arthur Schawlow who received a Nobel Prize for physics in 1981 for "his contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy."

Dr. Metzbower is a metallurgist in NRL's Materials Science and Technology Division. A graduate of Loyola College (B.S. degree) and the Johns Hopkins University (M.E.S. and Ph.D degrees), Dr. Metzbower has been employed at NRL since 1967. He is presently involved in a program involving modeling of the laser beam welding process that includes the resultant microstructures and properties of the process. His other research interests are the utilization of neural networks for the prediction of properties of high strength low alloy (HSLA) plates and welds as well as the influence of a subsequent weld bead on deposited weld beads in gas metal arc welding.

Dr. Metzbower is a Fellow of The Welding Institute (England), the Laser Institute of America, ASM International, and the American Welding Society.

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