Full Name: Glenn Daehn
Title: Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
Company: The Ohio State University
Years of Experience: 32 as a professor
ALUMINUM USA: Tell Us About Yourself, Professionally
ALUMINUM USA: Please tell us how your career started.
Glenn Daehn: I am a second-generation metallurgist. My dad got me into the profession and I have a daughter who also considers herself a metallurgist with a PhD. It’s in the blood.
ALUMINUM USA: Tell Us About Yourself, Personally
ALUMINUM USA: Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend some well-deserved time off?
Glenn Daehn: I have a couple small sailboats. Don’t do it nearly enough, but hanging out on boats and around docks is where I feel best.
ALUMINUM USA: Any volunteer activities you enjoy? Why?
Glenn Daehn: Chair of the ASM Materials Education Foundation. The Foundation is a group of dedicated volunteers that provides 40 hours of instruction to over 500 K-12 educators each summer, among other good activities. This helps fill the STEM pipeline in Materials and Process careers.
ALUMINUM USA: Tell Us About Your Thoughts on the Industry
ALUMINUM USA: Has there been any significant advancement within your area of expertise?
Glenn Daehn: We really think that being able to weld without melting and the trauma to microstructure and properties associated with melting will be transformational. This is a key idea in this talk.
ALUMINUM USA: Where do you see the industry going in the next 10 years? Your area of expertise?
Glenn Daehn: I think there will be far fewer vehicles, but they may each be expected to run over 10 hours per day to over 1 million miles. With this, cars will be constructed more like 737’s than present-day Impalas.