May 9, 2017

Joint ASM/NACE Technical meeting at the Sam Houston Race Park

Past Chairman and Spouse Night and Student Awards Night

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Speaker: Aziz Asphahani, FASM

Topic: Developing Corrosion and Wear Resistant Alloys: Then and Now – Case Study on Production Tubulars for Oil & Gas

This will be a presentation as well as a past Chairs and Spouses acknowledgment. Student awards will also be presented.

$45 Cover Charge

5:30 Social Cash Bar
6:30 Buffet Dinner
7:30 Presentation

Dinner Options will be:
Mediterranean Orzo Salad
Caprese Salad
Roast Prime Rib
Grilled Atlantic Salmon
Tiramiso or Cake Balls
Served buffet style with a chef’s choice of starch and vegetable option.
A vegetarian course option is available upon demand. Please email such requests to

Sam Houston Race Park

7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77064

A Map is provided. Please Park in the G lot marked on the supplied Map (click map below for larger version).
Enter at the south entrance through the turnstile and follow the signs to the elevator to the second floor and the Founders Room, which is right opposite the elevator.


Developing Corrosion and Wear Resistant Alloys:
Then and Now – Case Study on Production Tubulars for Oil & Gas

Aziz Asphahani (FASM and former president of ASM). He is the CEO at Questek Innovations LLC

Enhanced materials’ resistance to degradation by corrosion remains an important factor affecting the needed safe and reliable performance in aggressive environment. For High-Strength Steels such enhanced resistance is typically achieved through empirically-derived alloying and processing. With the recent advent of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Scientists and Engineers are finding new ways to accelerate the creation of higher-performance alloys. ICME is a systems engineering approach involving knowledge of materials science, metallurgical engineering, applied mechanics, quantum physics and advanced computational tools. Past corrosion resistant alloy development will be reviewed and a case study of ICME alloy design will be presented: QuesTek’s high toughness Ultra High-Strength Ferrium® M54® Aerospace Steel. The outlook for ICME-designed Oil & Gas tubular steels will also be discussed.