Award for Professor John Berry FICME
ICME Fellow receives prestigious award
Professor Berry, who is the E. P. Coleman Professor at the Mississippi State University, received a special honour during the E.C. Hoenicke Memorial Luncheon at the College-Industry Conference of the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) which took place in Chicago at the Drake Hotel 20-21st of November.
Dr Berry was awarded the FEF/AFS Distinguished Professor Award for 2008.
Known to many in the industry, Dr. John Berry is the faculty advisor to the AFS student section. He was previously the recipient of several AFS honors: The Distinguished Service Award of Division One (1992), the Aluminum Division Scientific Award (1986), and twice the Silver Anniversary Award of the AFS Aluminum Division (1995 and 2002).
In 2004 Berry was made a Fellow of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME) and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2008. He was the first FEF Key Professor at Georgia Tech during his tenure there (1974-1986), a strong supporter since that time, both at University of Alabama (1986-1994) and at MSU, where he is the first FEF Key Professor. He joined MSU in 1995.
During the Tuesday December 2nd meeting of MSU’s AFS student section, Berry will present a number of FEF scholarship awards to students graduating this semester who have worked on the refurbishment of ME’s Edwards Building, which will house pilot scale casting and melting facilities when complete.