IFHTSE elects Dr. Scott MacKenzie as vice president


At the executive council meeting of the International Federation of Heat Treating and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE), D. Scott MacKenzie, PhD., Research Scientist – Metallurgy, Houghton International, Inc., Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was elected to serve as vice president for a two-year term.

Dr. MacKenzie, born in 1956 in Lafayette, Indiana, has been the ASM representative to the IFHTSE executive committee since 2015. He completed his B.S. Metallurgical Engineering at The Ohio State University in 1982; his M.S. Metallurgical Engineering in 1993 from the University of Missouri – Rolla, and his Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla, in 2000. His dissertation was on “Quench Rate and Aging Effects on Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Aluminum Alloys.” He was awarded ASM Fellow in 2007. He is presently Research Scientist – Metallurgy, responsible for sales and technical support of heat-treating customers globally. He has more than 150 publications and books, mainly in the field of heat-treating and quenching. He is an active member in ASM (American Society of Metals) and its numerous heat-treating conferences.

Previously, Dr. MacKenzie was an associate technical fellow at Boeing, St. Louis, responsible for conducting failure analysis of structural aerospace components. He was also a manufacturing engineer at McDonnell Douglas, responsible for all aluminum, steel, and nickel-based super alloys at the St. Louis facility. He is a regular contributor to Gear Solutions magazine.

The IFHTSE is a not-for-profit body founded in Switzerland in 1971. It is an international group of scientific/technological societies, associations, groups, companies and individuals whose primary interest is heat treatment and surface engineering.

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