Jim Williams

Professor
Member of National Academy of Engineering
Discovery Park E110
614-330-1200
James.Williams2@unt.edu
  • Biography

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Metallurgical Engineering, B.S. 1962
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Metallurgical Engineering, M.S. 1964
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Metallurgical Engineering, Ph.D. 1968

  • Publications

    2012

    1. J.C. Sabola, T. Pasanga, W.Z. Misioleka and J.C. Williams;  Localized tensile strain distribution and metallurgy of electron beam welded Ti–5Al–5V–5Mo–3Cr titanium alloys, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 212 (2012) 2380– 2385.
    2. W.H. Peter, W. Chen, Y. Yamamoto, R. Dehoff, T. Muth, S.D. Nunn, J.O. Kiggans, M.B. Clark, A.S. Sabau, S. Gorti, C.A. Blue and J.C. Williams. "Current Status of Ti PM: Progress, Opportunities and Challenges" Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 520 (2012), pp. 1-7.
    3. W.H. Peter, T. Muth, W. Chen, Y. Yamamoto, B. Jolly, N.A. Stone, G.M.D. Cantin, J. Barnes, M. Paliwal, R. Smith, J. Capone, A. Liby, J. Williams, and C. Blue. Titanium sheet fabricated from powder for industrial applications. Journal of Metals, Vol. 64, Issue 5 (2012), pp. 566-571.
    4. W. Chen, Y. Yamamoto, W.H. Peter, M.B. Clark, S.D. Nunn, J.O. Kiggans, T.R. Muth, C.A. Blue, J.C.Williams, and K. Akhtar. The investigation of die-pressing and sintering behavior of CP-Ti and Ti-6Al-4V powders made by Armstrong Process®. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2012), (under review).
    5. Dipankar Banerjee, Adam Pilchak and James C. Williams: processing, structure, texture and microtexture in titanium alloys, Materials Science Forum Vol. 710 (2012) pp 66-84, © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.710.66
    6. Adam L. Pilchak, Weijie Lu and James C. Williams: progress in understanding the fatigue behavior of Ti alloys, Materials Science Forum Vol. 710 (2012) pp 85-92© (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.710.85
    7. T. Pasang, W. Z. Misiolek, J.C. Sabol, J.C. Williams, R. Michell, A. B. Short, G. Littlefair:  Electron Beam Welded of a New Aerospace Ti5Al5V5Mo3Cr Titanium Alloy, in preparation
    8. A.L. Pilchak, D. Banerjee and J.C. Williams: observations on the crystallographic and morphological aspects of grain boundary α formation, in preparation
    9. M.C. Brandes, A.L. Pilchak and J.C. Williams: Fatigue and fracture of near-α and α + β titanium alloys, Mat. Sci. Eng. R., in preparation

    2011

    1. W. Chen, Y. Yamamoto, W.H. Peter, S.B. Gorti, A.S. Sabau, M.B. Clark, S.D. Nunn, J.O. Kiggans, C.A. Blue, J.C. Williams, B. Fuller, and K. Akhtar. Cold compaction study of Armstrong Process® Ti-6Al-4V powders. Powder Technology Vol. 214, Issue 2 (2011), pp. 194-199 .
    2. Adam L. Pilchak, Matt C. Brandes, Robert E.A. Williams  and James C. Williams, "investigation of faceted crack initiation and propagation in near-alpha titanium alloys", Proceedings of Ti-2011-Beijing, (in press).
    3. Adam L. Pilchak,, Kazuo Nakase, Ikuhiro Inagaki, Yoshihisa Shirai, Andrew H. Rosenberger  and James C. Williams,, "The influence of microstructure and microtexture on fatigue crack initiation and growth in α + β titanium", Proceedings of Ti-2011-Beijing, (in press)
    4. Rodney R. Boyer and James C. Williams, "developments in research and applications in the titanium industry in the USA", Proceedings of Ti-2011-Beijing, (in press)
    5. A. Bhattacharjee, A.L. Pilchak, O. Lobkis, J.W. Foltz, S.I. Rokhlin and J.C. Williams: Correlating ultrasonic attenuation with microtexture in a near alpha titanium alloy, in press, Metall. Mater. Trans. A.
    6. A.L. Pilchak and J.C. Williams: The effect of friction stir processing on the mechanical properties of investment cast and hot isostatically pressed Ti-6Al-4V, in press, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, doi: 10.1007/s11661-010-0547-1
    7. John W. Foltz, Brian Welk, Peter C. Collins, Hamish L. Fraser & James C. Williams, Formation of Grain Boundary a in b Ti Alloys: Its Role in Deformation and Fracture Behavior of These Alloys Met. Trans A, 42A p 645-650 (2011)
    8. A.L. Pilchak and J.C. Williams, Observations on the role of hydrogen in facet formation,  Met Trans. 42A,Pgs.1000-1027 (2011).
    9. A.L. Pilchak, W. Tang, H. Sahiner, A.P. Reynolds and J.C. Williams: Microstructural evolution during friction stir welding of mill-annealed Ti-6Al-4V, Met. Trans. A. 41, Pgs. 745-762 (2011).
    10. A.L. Pilchak and J.C. Williams: Microstructural evolution during friction stir processing of Ti-6Al-4V, submitted to Metall. Mater. Trans. A 42A, Pgs. 773-794 (2011).

    2010

    1. A.L. Pilchak and J.C. Williams: Clarification of the fracture plane of dwell fatigue cracks in titanium alloys, in Fatigue of Materials: Advances and Emergences in Understanding, T.S. Srivatsan and M.A. Imam, eds., TMS / Wiley, 2010, pp. 327-338.
    2. A.L. Pilchak, A.H. Young and J.C. Williams, Stress corrosion cracking facet crystallography of Ti-8Al-1Mo-1V, Corrosion Science,52, Pgs. 3287-3296 (2010).
    3. M. Atapour, A. Pilchak, G.S. Frankel, and J.C. Williams: Corrosion Behavior of Investment Cast and Friction Stir Processed Ti-6Al-4V," Corrosion Science, 52, , Pgs. 3062-3069 (2010)
    4. M. Atapour, A. Pilchak, G.S. Frankel, and J.C. Williams: Corrosion Behavior of Friction Stir and Gas Tungsten Arc Welded Ti-6Al-4V," Met. Trans. A., 2010, vol. 41A, Pgs. 2318-2327.
    5. M. Atapour, A.L. Pilchak, G.S. Frankel and J.C. Williams: Corrosion behavior of β titanium alloys for biomedical applications, Mat. Sci. Eng. C, 23-September 2010
    6. M. Atapour, A. Pilchak, G.S. Frankel, J.C. Williams, "Corrosion Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V with Different Thermomechanical Treatments and Microstructures"  Corrosion, , vol. 66, no. 6, Pgs. 06004-1 – 06004-9 (2010)
    7. A.L. Pilchak and J.C. Williams: Crystallography of fluted fracture in near-α titanium alloys, submitted to Metall. Mater. Trans. A 41A, Pgs. 22-25 (2010).
    8. A.L. Pilchak, R.E.A. Williams, and J.C. Williams; "Crystallography of Fatigue Crack Initiation and Growth in Fully Lamellar Ti-6Al-4V" Met Trans A, 41APgs. 106-124 (2010)
    9. A.L. Pilchak, D. Banerjee and J.C. Williams: Observations on the crystallographic and morphological aspects of grain boundary α formation, Met Trans A 41A, Pgs. 22-25 (2010)
    10. A.L. Pilchak, R.E.A. Williams and J.C. Williams: Crystallography of high cycle fatigue crack initiation and growth in fully lamellar Ti-6Al-4V, Met. Trans. A 41A, Pgs. 106-124 (2010).

    2009

    1. A.L. Pilchak and J.C. Williams: The effect of Yttrium on the fatigue behavior of investment cast and wrought Ti-6Al-4, Metall. Trans. A. 40A, Pgs2603-2615 (2009).
    2. A. L. Pilchak and J. C. Williams: Comments on "Development of grain structure in b-phase field during friction stir welding of Ti-6Al-4V, Scripta Materialia (submitted)
    3. A.L. Pilchak, A. Bhattacharjee, A.H. Rosenberger and J.C. Williams: Low ∆K faceted crack growth in titanium alloys, The International Journal of Fatigue, 2009, Vol 31, 989-994.
    4. A.L. Pilchak, A. Bhattacharjee, R.E.A. Williams and J.C. Williams: The effect of microstructure on fatigue crack initiation in Ti-6Al-4V, 12th International Conference on Fracture, Ottawa, Canada, July 12-17, 2009.

    2008

    1. A.L. Pilchak, D.M. Norfleet, M.C. Juhas, and J.C. Williams: Friction Stir Processing of Investment Cast Ti-6Al-4V: Microstructure and Properties, in Materials Behavior Far From Equilibrium, Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 39A, 1519-1524, 2008.
    2. C. A. Yablinsky, K. M. Flores, M. J. Mills, J. C. Williams, Joe Rigney: Fatigue Behavior in Monocrystalline Ni-based Superalloys for Blade Applications, Superalloys 2008, R. E. Reed et al, eds. 535-540, TMS 2008.
    3. A.L. Pilchak, M.C. Juhas and J.C. Williams: A Comparison of Friction Stir Processing of Investment Cast and Mill-annealed Ti-6Al-4V, Welding in the World, vol. 52, No 9/10 (2008) – Research Supplement.
    4. Z.Y. Ma, A.L. Pilchak, M.C. Juhas and J.C. Williams: Microstructural refinement and property enhancement of cast light alloys via friction stir processing, Scripta Materialia Viewpoint Set 43, vol. 58, iss. 5, 361-366, 2008.
  • Professional Experience
    • 2012 - pres Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas, Materials Science & Engineering (part time)
    • 2010 - pres Professor and Honda Chair Emeritus, The Ohio State Univ. Dept. of Materials Science and Engr.
    • 2004 - 10 Professor and Honda Chair, The Ohio State Univ. Dept. of Materials Science and Engr.
    • 2001 - 04 Dean of Engineering and Honda Chair, The Ohio State University
    • 1999 - 01 Professor and Honda Chair, The Ohio State Univ. Dept. of Materials Science and Engr.
    • 1999 Visiting Professor, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg Germany (Feb. until mid-June)
    • 1988 - 99 General Manager, Materials and Process Engineering Department, G.E. Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH.
    • 1983 - 88 Dean of Carnegie Institute of Tech. (CIT), the Engineering. College of Carnegie Mellon Univ.
    • 1981 - 83 President of Mellon Institute (a wholly owned industrial research subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon Univ.)
    • 1975 - 81 Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University (Promoted to Professor in 1977)
    • 1974 - 75 Program Development Manager, Structural Materials, Rockwell Science Center, Thousand Oaks, CA
    • 1974 Program Manager, Interdivisional Technology Programs, North American Aerospace Group, Rockwell International, El Segundo, CA.
    • 1970 - 74 Group Leader Physical Metallurgy, Rockwell Int’l Science Center, Thousand Oaks, CA.
    • 1968 - 70 Member of the Technical Staff, Rockwell Int’l Science Center, Thousand Oaks, CA.
    • 1964 - 67 Lead Engineer, Failure Analysis Group, Commercial Airplane Division, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA.
    • 1962 Engineering Aide, Quality Laboratory, Aerospace Div., The Boeing Co., Seattle, WA.

    Recent Professional Activities

    • 2005 - 2007 Chair of Congressionally mandated review of National Nanotechnology Initiative conducted under auspices on The National Research Council. Report: "A Matter of Size"
    • 2009 – Member Panel on Air and Ground Vehicle Technology, National Research Council.
    • 2009 – Member, Panel on NIST Materials Science and Engineering, National Research Council.
    • 2010 – Member of Materials Capability Review Committee, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • 2001 – 2009 Member Technology Advisory Committee, Pratt & Whitney
  • Honors and Awards
    • 2012, Guest Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
    • 2012, Champion H. Mathewson Award of TMS (together with Adam Pilchak and Robert Williams).
    • 2011, Elected Distinguished Life Member of ASM International
    • 2011, Henry Marion Howe Medal of ASM International (together with Adam Pilchak and Robert Williams)
    • 2010, Elected an Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Metals
    • 2010, ASTM Committee B10 Russ Ogden Award
    • 2010, Diamond Award, Univ. of Washington College of Engineering
    • 2010, James Douglas Gold Medal of AIME
    • 2009, Ian Polmear Lecturer, University of Monash
    • 2009, Honorary Professor, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
    • 2008, Peter and Claire Scott Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, OSU College of Engineering
    • 2008, Institute of Metals Lecturer and Robert F. Mehl Medal, TMS Annual Meeting
    • 2007, Distinguished Lecturer on Excellence in Engineering Education, Dayeh University, Taiwan
    • 2005, Hsun Lee Lecturer, Institute for Metals Research, Shenyang, China
    • 2004, CS Barrett Silver Medal and Lecture, Colorado School of Mines.
    • 2003, G E Aircraft Engines Propulsion Hall of Fame
    • 2003, International Titanium Association Achievement Award
    • 2002, Univ. of Washington Alumni Service Award, Materials Dept.
    • 2002, TMS Application to Practice Award
    • 2002, Alpha Sigma Mu Lecturer
    • 2000, Life Member, Alpha Sigma Mu National Metallurgical Honorary Fraternity
    • 1999, Campbell Lecturer of ASM
    • 1998, Elected as Fellow TMS-AIME
    • 1997, Distinguished Materials and Society Lecturer of ASM and TMS-AIME
    • 1994, Spirit Award – Prairie A&M University
    • 1993, TMS-AIME Leadership Award
    • 1992, ASM Gold Medal
    • 1992, Univ. of Washington College of Engineering Alumni Achievement Award
    • 1987, Elected to National Academy of Engineering
    • 1983, Elected as Fellow of ASM