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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Best Practices in Metallography Techniques

Date: Thursday, Nov 2nd
Presenter: Matthew Fortner, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Albany, OR


Matthew Fortner is the Lab Manager and main Metallographer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Albany, OR for the last 1.5 years. Matthew has a 2-year degree in General Sciences and obtained a Metallography Certificate from ASM International on Fundamentals and Specimen Preparation. His career extends as a High-Performance Aircraft Technician for 11 years with the United States Air Force (USAF), 5 years as a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia training foreign military specialists. His broad experience in multiple mechanical and electrical fields has made him a keen observer of the material world.