ASM established the honor of Fellow of the Society to provide recognition of members for distinguished contributions in the fields of materials science and engineering and to develop a broadly based forum for technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the Society.
Dr. Gianaris was recognized for his work in high strength engineered plastics and metals offering lightweight solutions.
His top professional achievements include initiating a chassis lightweight technology group to provide cost-effective solutions to improve a vehicle's fuel economy, performance and handling. He also implemented a concept demonstration effort with a cross-functional engineering and marketing team that resulted in Visteon's first interactive chassis demonstration vehicle. In addition, he has developed quantitative and statistically based total quality management tools that resulted in improved quality of incoming parts and generated savings. In his current position, he works on material cost reduction initiatives in chassis-steering product development.
Dr. Gianaris holds three patents, including an aluminum composite brake rotor, an aluminum composite axle carrier and a polymer composite steering column. He has published and presented 14 technical papers and is also an author and editor of the ASM Handbook, Volume 21 on composites.
In addition, he was honored with several academic and professional awards, including a recipient of The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Fellowship, Alpha Sigma Mu International Metallurgical Honors Society and American Men and Women of Science, 1998. He is a member of the editorial boards for the ASM Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Journal of Advanced Materials.
He earned a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering and materials science from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a master's degree and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has approximately 75,000 employees and a global delivery system of more than 180 technical, manufacturing, sales and service facilities located in 25 countries.