As part of the evening event of this year’s MPA-Seminar John Shingledecker (Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI, Charlotte, USA) was awarded the Carl von Bach Commemorative Medal 2021. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic circumstances, he could not attend the event in person and the medal was “presented” during a video-conference.
With the Carl von Bach Commemorative Medal, the MPA University of Stuttgart honors personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the strengthening of research, development and teaching in the field of materials testing and strength calculation in the spirit of Carl von Bach, the founder of the MPA. The medal was donated in 1984 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the MPA University of Stuttgart. Since then it has been awarded to a number of outstanding personalities.
In his laudatory speech, Andreas Klenk (Deputy Director) underlined the outstanding experience and activities of John Shingledecker in the field of materials engineering, especially investigations on high-temperature alloys and materials for fossil, renewable and nuclear power generation. “For John it is always important to support the exchange of information and collaboration”, Andreas Klenk mentioned in his speech. For instance, the well-known EPRI-led conference on Advances in Materials Technology for Fossil Power Plants were continued and extended regularly since 2004 thanks to his commitment.
John Shingledecker and the MPA have a long history of collaboration in the field of life assessment issues, materials for advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) plants, weld behavior and properties of martensitic steels.
MPA Stuttgart is pleased to honor such an outstanding scientist and congratulates John Shingledecker.