MME students win the Paul Niessen-Teck Award

Friday, September 17, 2021

Congratulations to Jared Uramowski and Muhammad Shehryar Khan for winning the Paul Niessen-Teck Award on behalf of Teck Metals Ltd. (former Cominco). This award consists of a medal and $2,000 awarded annually to one or two students who demonstrate leadership and skill in the Materials Science and Manufacturing Laboratories of the MME Department.

This award is in memory of Professor Paul Niessen, a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering who had a long association with Cominco Ltd. Candidates of this award should be enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering graduate program in the year preceding the award and nominations are submitted to the Chair of Mechanical Engineering in January of each year.

Jared Uramowski is a MASc candidate supervised by Mary Wells of MME. Jared’s masters project is on “AZ80 magnesium alloys and developing a fundamental understanding of the as-cast microstructure on its forgeability and as-forged mechanical properties”. Muhammad Shehryar Khan is a PhD candidate co-supervised by Elliot Biro and Norman Zhou of MME with his PhD project on “application of colloidal graphite to a weld (C addition to the weld pool) in Al-Si coated press-hardened steel improves post-welding mechanical properties”.

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