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Tom Siewert

Research Interests:

Pipeline safety, welding, mechanical testing, impact testing, Charpy impact testing, non-destructive evaluation, bridge safety, civil infrastructure, metallurgy

Courses Taught:

OSHA Training Institute, "Materials, Welding, and NDE", 2004-2008

Awards and Honors:

Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Sigma Mu, Sigma Xi
Registered Professional Engineer - since 1977
Adjunct Professor - Colorado School of Mines – appointed in 1986
Honorary Member of the American Welding Society - 1989
McKay-Helm Award of American Welding Society - 1989
Certificate of Appreciation from ASTM Committee E49 - 1991
Certificate of Appreciation from ASTM Committee E28 - 1991
Dept. of Commerce Bronze Medal - 1991
Measurement Services Award for significant contributions to the NIST Standard Reference Materials Program - 1991
Dept. of Commerce Bronze Medal – for arc diagnostic system - 1993
Fellow of the American Welding Society - 1994
"Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer” from Federal Laboratory Consortium for work on weld sensing - 1994
R.D. Thomas, Jr. International Lecture Award at 1995 American Welding Society Meeting
Certificate of Appreciation from ASTM Committee E28 - 1995
R.D. Thomas Memorial Award at 1996 American Welding Society Meeting
Best of Program Award from Annual Weld Design Competition by the Lincoln Electric Foundation, for weld for repair procedure used on U.S. Navy Towing Basin track - November 1997.
"Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer” from Federal Laboratory Consortium for work on solidification sensing - June 1998
George E. Willis Award (for promoting the advancement of welding internationally) at 1998 American Welding Society Meeting, April 1998
1998 Measurement Services Group Award (together with Chris McCowan and Dan Vigliotti) from NIST "For major improvements in customer service and understanding of Charpy impact verification" August 1998
Third Place Award in the ASTM Impact of Standards Competition for a paper "Notched Bar Impact Testing Standards have Yielded Widespread Benefits for Industry", by M.P. Manahan, C.N. McCowan, T.A. Siewert, J.M. Holt, F.J. Marsh, and E.A. Ruth, October 6, 1998
Rene Wasserman Memorial Award for paper “Preserving a National Landmark”, (given annually for the best paper published during the past year in the Welding Journal on the subject of welding, brazing, or thermal spraying for maintenance and repair) at 2001 American Welding Society Meeting, May 2001
Award for Excellence in Symposium and Publication Management, given by the ASTM Committee on Publications, May 2001
Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, “Customer Service and Quality Improvements for Charpy Impact Verification Customers, Federal Laboratory Consortium, May 2002
Selected as Honorary Chairman of the American Council of the International Institute of Welding, May 2003
Dept. of Commerce Gold Medal – for facilitating conversion to lead-free solder – Dec. 2003
NIST French Award for improving Charpy Program – Dec. 2006
A.F. Davis Silver Medal for paper “Failure of Welded Floor Truss Connections from the Exterior Walls during the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers” (given annually for the best paper published during the past year in the Welding Journal on the subject of structural design) at 2008 American Welding Society Meeting, October 2008

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Position:

Supervisory Metallurgist
Materials Reliability Division
Structural Materials Group

Employment History:

9/76‑4/84: Alloy Rods, first Supervising Research Engineer, then Manager of R&D
4/84 - 9/88: Metallurgist, Materials Reliability Division, MML, NIST
10/88 - present: Supervisory Metallurgist, Materials Reliability Division

Education:

Ph.D., Metallurgy, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1976
M.S., Materials Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1974
M.S., Metallurgy, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1970
B.S., Applied Math & Physics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1969

Contact

Phone: 303-497-3523
Email: siewert@boulder.nist.gov
Fax: 303-497-5030