Dr. Dave Bourell Wins SME International Honor

dave bourellTMI is proud to announce that Dr. Dave Bourell has been awarded the 2017 Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Albert M. Sargent Progress Award for his fundamental and applied research on additive manufacturing materials, their subsequent industrial use and the publications that share the associated knowledge.

Each year SME awards seven International Honor Awards to recognize significant contributions to the field of manufacturing engineering in the areas of manufacturing technologies, processes, technical writing, education, research, management and service to SME. As a recipient, Dr. Bourell will be honored at an awards ceremony later this month, which is held in conjunction with the SME Annual Meeting.

Bourell is the Temple Foundation professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and is director of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication. Professor Bourell is an expert in advanced materials for laser sintering. He was the lead author on the original materials patent for laser sintering technology that has been cited by over 180 other patents. Since 1995, Bourell has chaired the organizing committee for the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, a leading research conference on additive manufacturing. He holds nine primary patents on materials innovations in laser sintering and has published over 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Bourell is a fellow of ASM and TMS. He is a CIRP associate member and recipient of the TMS/MPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award. Bourell has received two major conference career awards in additive manufacturing: The SFF Symposium FAME Award and the Portuguese VRAP Career Educator Award.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Bourell on this great accomplishment. To learn more about his research please see the following link.