School of Engineering

Princewill Anyalebechi, Ph.D., C.Eng., FIMMM

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Title: Professor of Engineering

Field of Study: Metallurgy


Office: 347 Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Phone: 616-331-6405

Email: anyalebp@gvsu.edu

Teaches

He develops and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Materials Science & Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Materials Failure Analysis, Materials & Process Selection, and Biomaterials.

Brief Biography

Dr. Prince N. Anyalebechi is a full Professor of Engineering. He joined Grand Valley State University as an Assistant Professor in 2001 after almost 12 years in industry. From 1985 to 1996 and 1999 to 2001, he worked at Alcoa Technical Center, where he conducted fundamental and applied research on manufacturing processes and alloys used in the production of a variety of aluminum products including foils, beverage cans, automotive, and aircraft parts. From August 1996 to December 1999, he served as an Associate Professor in James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. He is a member of several professional organizations including, The Institute of Materials, Minerals, & Mining (IOM3), ASM International, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Foundry Society, American Society for Engineering Education, and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.

He has published more than fifty technical papers in refereed journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and reference handbooks. He is the editor/co-editor of six conference proceedings. He holds two U.S. patents and serves as a consultant to several companies in the metals industry. Dr. Anyalebechi’s areas of research interest include: (i) mold/casting interface behavior in casting processes; (ii) partitioning, solution, diffusion, removal, measurement, and control of hydrogen and the associated defects in aluminum (and other metal) products; and (iii) control, evolution, and characterization of microstructures developed during casting, heat treatment, and thermomechanical processing.

Dr. Anyalebechi is also a martial artist; a San Dan (third degree black) in both Okinawa Karate and Kobudo; a black belt in American Freestyle Karate, and a red belt (brown belt equivalent) in Tang Soo Do. He has also studied Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Escrima.

Degrees

Dr. Anyalebechi received his Ph.D. in Metallurgy in 1985 from Brunel University in England. He is a Fellow (FIMMM) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, & Mining (England) and a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) of the British Engineering Council. 

Awards

·      Elected Fellow (FIMMM) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, & Mining (IOM3)   in 2013
·      2013 British Foundry Medal
·      2011 Glen A. Niemeyer Outstanding Faculty Award for demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in Grand Valley State University.
·      Grand Valley State University nominee for the 2011 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.
·      2003 ASEE Annual Conference Best Paper Award (Manufacturing Division).
·      1998 Most Outstanding Faculty Award - Engineering/Manufacturing, Integrated Science & Technology Department, James Madison University.
·      1991 TMS Light Metals Most Notable Cast Shop Technology Research Paper Award.
·      1991 Alcoa Technical Center Merit Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions
·      1990 Arthur Vining Davis Award for Technical Excellence (Alcoa Inc.).

 

Publications

1.      P. N. Anyalebechi: "Hydrogen-Induced Gas Porosity Formation in Al-4.5 wt.% Cu-1.4 wt.% Mg Alloy," Journal of Materials Science, 2013, vol. 48, no. 15, pp. 5342-5353.

2.      P. N. Anyalebechi: "Effects of Mold Material and Casting Speed on Shell Morphology and Attendant Subsurface Microstructure of Aluminum Alloy 3003," International Foundry Research (Giessereiforschung) 2012, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 20-32.

3.      P. N. Anyalebechi: "Effect of Process Route on the Structure, Tensile, Fatigue Properties of Aluminum Alloy Steering Knuckles," International Foundry Research (Giessereiforschung), 2011, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 24-35. **Also, published (by request and with permission) in: Foundry Trade Journal International, 2012, vol. 186, no. 3696, pp. 189-196.

4.      P. N. Anyalebechi: “Investigation of the Effects of Solidification Rate and Melt Hydrogen Concentration on Porosity Formation in Aluminum Alloy 2024,”EPD Congress 2011, edited by S. N. Monteiro, D. E. Velhust, P. N. Anyalebechi, and J. A. Pomykala, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2011, pp. 659-677.

5.      P. N. Anyalebechi: “Characterization of the Microstructure of Commercial-Size Ingots of Aluminum Alloy 3004,” EPD Congress 2011, edited by S. N. Monteiro, D. E. Velhust, P. N. Anyalebechi, and J. A. Pomykala, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2011, pp. 679-700.

6.      P. N. Anyalebechi: “Effects of Solidification Rate and Alloy Composition on the Cast Microstructure of Aluminum Alloy 5182,” EPD Congress 2010 edited by E. E. Vidal, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2010, pp. 519-534.

7.      P. N. Anyalebechi and K. Tomaswick: “Effects of application of electric current during solidification on the cast microstructure of aluminum alloy 7050,” EPD Congress 2009, edited by S. M. Howard, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2009, pp. 541-554.

8.      P. N. Anyalebechi: “A comparative examination of the tensile and fatigue properties of aluminum alloy A356 automotive suspension components produced by different shape-casting related processes,” EPD Congress 2009, edited by S. M. Howard, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2009, pp. 555-567.

9.      R. J. Fruehan and P. N. Anyalebechi: Gases in Metals, ASM Handbook, Volume 15: Casting, 2008, S. Viswanathan and S. Lapman, editors, ASM, pp. 64-73.    

10.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Effects of silicon, iron, and chromium, on the response of aluminum alloy 3004 ingots to homogenization,” EPD Congress 2008, edited by S. M. Howard, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2008, pp. 201-218.

11.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Effect of cross-hatched mold surface topography on shell morphology in the solidification of an aluminum alloy,” EPD Congress 2008, edited by S. M. Howard, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2008, pp. 183-200.

12.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Undulatory solid shell growth of aluminum alloy 3003 as a function of the wavelength of a grooved mold surface topography,” Materials Processing Fundamentals, edited by P. N. Anyalebechi, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2007, pp. 31-47.

13.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Early stages of solidification of aluminum alloy 3003 and attendant subsurface microstructure as a function of mold material,” Materials Processing Fundamentals, edited by P. N. Anyalebechi, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2007, pp. 73-87.

14.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Ungrooved mold surface topography effects on subsurface cast microstructure,” Materials Processing Fundamentals, edited by P. N. Anyalebechi, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2007, pp. 48-62.

15.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Comparative study of the effects of solidification rate on the cast microstructures of aluminum alloys 6016 and 6009,” EPD Congress 2006, edited by S. M. Howard et al., TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2006, pp. 733-744.

16.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Investigation of the Effects of As-Cast Microstructure and Temperature on the Response of Aluminum Alloy 3004 Ingots to Homogenization" EPD Congress 2005, edited by M. E. Schlesinger, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2005,  pp. 519-538.

17.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Technical Issues Impeding the Proliferation of Continuous Casting Processes in the Aluminum Industry" EPD Congress 2004, edited by M. E. Schlesinger, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2004, pp. 191-215.

18.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “A Comparative Study of the Microstructures of Continuous Cast-Rolled and Conventional Wrought Aluminum Alloy Products" EPD Congress 2004, edited by M. E. Schlesinger, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2004, pp. 279-293.  

19.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Effects of Alloying Elements and Solidification Conditions on Secondary Dendrite Arm Spacing in Aluminum Alloys" EPD Congress 2004, edited by M. E. Schlesinger, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2004, pp. 217-233.

20.    O. G. Egekwu and P. N. Anyalebechi: "Application of Team Teaching Concepts in an Integrated Science & Technology Program," Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, 2004.  

21.    P. N. Anyalebechi: Chapter 12 - Gas-Metal Systems, Smithells Metals Reference Book, 8th edition, 2004, T. C. Totemeir and W. F. Gale, editors, pp. 12-1-12-28.

22.    O. G. Egekwu and P. N. Anyalebechi: "Case Study Based Course - A Tool for Teaching Engineering Principles in a Non-Engineering Program," Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, 2003.  

23.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Engineering Materials - A Necessary Component of a Course on Manufacturing Processes," Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, American Society for Engineering Education, 2003.

24.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Effects of Hydrogen, Solidification Rate and Ca on Porosity Formation in As-Cast Aluminum Alloy A356," Light Metals 2003, edited by Paul N. Crepeau, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2003, pp. 971-981.    

25.    P. N. Anyalebechi: “Effects of Solidification Rate, Fe, and Ca on the Cast Microstructure of Aluminum Alloy A356," Light Metals 2003, edited by Paul N. Crepeau, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2003, pp. 1,005-1,015.  

26.    P. N. Anyalebechi: Critical Review of Published Values of Hydrogen Diffusion in Aluminum and its Alloys," Light Metals 2003, edited by Paul N. Crepeau, TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), 2003, pp. 857-872. 

27.    P. N. Anyalebechi and K. Tomaswick: “Refinement of Cast Microstructure of 70-50-Type Aluminum Alloy by Application of Electric Current,” Accepted for Publication in Journal of Materials Science, February 1998.

28.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Empirical Models for Calculating Mn Retained in Solid Solution and Constituent Phase Particle Size in As-cast Aluminum Alloy 3004," Light Metals 1998, edited by Barry Welch, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 1998, pp. 1,013-1,021. 

29.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Analysis and Thermodynamic Prediction of Hydrogen Solution in Solid and Liquid Multicomponent Aluminum Alloys," Light Metals 1998, edited by Barry Welch, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 1998, pp. 827-842. 

30.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Attempt to Predict Hydrogen Solubility Limits in Liquid Multicomponent Aluminum Alloys," Scripta Materialia, 1996, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 513-517.

31.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Analysis of the Effects of Alloying Elements on Hydrogen Solubility in Liquid aluminum Alloys," Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia J., 1995, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 1209-1216.

32.    B. Q. Li and P. N. Anyalebechi:  "A Micro/Macro Model for Fluid Flow Evolution and Microstructure Formation in Solidification Processes," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 1995, vol. 38, no. 13, pp. 2367-2381.

33.    M. N. Ozisik, J. C. Bokar, L. G. Hector,  P. N. Anyalebechi, and Nai Yi Li: "Combined Experimental/Theoretical Study of Mold/Casting Interface Behavior During Solidification,"  Proceeding of the 1995 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conf., SME Publication, 1995, pp. 471-572. 

34.    B. Q. Li and P. N. Anyalebechi: "Macro/Micro Modeling of Melt Flow and Microstructure Formation during Continuous Casting," Conf. Proc. "Transport Phenomena in Solidification," edited by C. Beckermann, H. P. Wang, L. A. Bertram, M. S. Sohal, and S. I. Gucerik, pp. 97-108, 1994.

35.    M. N. Ozisik, H. R. B. Orlande, L. G. Hector, P. N. Anyalebechi, and Nai Yi Li: "Combined Experimental/Theoretical Study of Mold/Casting Interface Behavior During Solidification," 1994 NSF Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conf,. MIT, Boston, Massachusetts, January 5-7, 1994.

36.    P. N. Anyalebechi and J. Hogarth: "Effects of Supereutectic Homogenization on Incidence of Porosity in Aluminum Alloy 2014," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 1994, vol. 25B, pp. 111-122.

37.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "An Updated Review of the Techniques for Determination of the Hydrogen Content in Aluminum and its Alloys," Foundry Trade Journal, Part I: May 7, 1993, pp. 257-270 and Part II: June 04, 1993, pp. 321-330.

38.    W. M. Balaba, D. A. Weirauch, A. J. Perotta, G. Armstrong, P. N. Anyalebechi, S. Kauffman, A. N. MacInnes, A. M. Winner, and A. R. Barron: "The Effect of Siloxane Spin-on-glass and Reaction Bonded Silicon Oxycarbide coatings with a Self-propagating Interfacial Reaction Treatment (ASPIRE) in the Synthesis of Carbon/Graphite Fiber-Reinforced Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites," Journal of Materials Research, 1993, Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 3192-3201.

39.    M. N. Ozisik, H. Orlande, L. G. Hector and P. N. Anyalebechi: "Inverse Problem of Estimating Interface Conductance During Solidification Via Conjugate Gradient Method," J. Materials Processing and Manufacturing Science, 1992, October, vol. 1, pp. 213-225.

40.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Characterization of Intermetallics in As-cast and Homogenized Aluminum Alloy 3004," The Processing, Properties and Applications of Metallic Ceramic Materials, Edited by M. H. Loretto and C. J. Beevers, MCE Publications Ltd., 1992, vol. 1, pp. 219-224.

41.    M. N. Ozisik, L. G. Hector and P. N. Anyalebechi: "Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Air-Gap Formation and Interface Resistance during Metal Casting in Metal Molds," 18th Annual NSF Grantees Conf. on Design and Manufacturing Systems Research, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1992.

42.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Techniques for Determination of the Hydrogen Content in Aluminum and its Alloys - A Review", Cast Metals, 1991, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 182-201.

43.    P. N. Anyalebechi:  "Hydrogen Diffusion in Al-Li Alloys," Metallurgical Transactions B, 1990, Vol. 21B, pp. 649-655.

44.    P. N. Anyalebechi, T. N. Rouns and R. E. Sanders, Jr.: "Microstructural Analysis of Second Phases Developed during Casting and Preheating of 3XXX Aluminum Alloys," Science and Engineering of Light Metals, Ed. by K. Hirano, H. Oikawa and K. Ikeda, Japan Inst. of Light Metals, 1991, pp. 923-928.

45.    P. N. Anyalebechi: "Techniques for Determination of the Hydrogen Content in Aluminum and its Alloys," Light Metals 1991, Edited by E. L. Rooy, TMS, pp. 1025-1046.        

46.    P. N. Anyalebechi, T. N. Rouns and R. E. Sanders, Jr.: "Effects of Cooling Rate and Grain Refining on Constituent Phase Particle Size in As-cast 3004 Alloy," Light Metals 1991, Edited by E. L. Rooy, TMS, pp. 821-850.    

47.    J. C. Liu, P. N. Anyalebechi, M. Scherbak and R. Bachowski: "Coupled Thermomechanical Model for Continuous Bar Casting," Modeling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes V, Edited by M. Rappaz, M. R. Ozgu and K. W. Mahin, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 1991, pp. 229-236.

48.    P. N. Anyalebechi, D. E. J. Talbot, and D. A. Granger: "Hydrogen Solution in Al-Li Alloys," Light-Weight Alloys for Aerospace Applications (edited by E. W. Lee, E. H. Chia and N. J. Kim), The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 1989, pp. 249-270.

49.    P. N. Anyalebechi, D. E. J. Talbot, and D. A. Granger: "The Solubility of Hydrogen in Solid Binary Aluminum-Lithium Alloys," Metallurgical Transactions B, 1989, vol. 20B, pp. 523-533.

50.    Q. T. Fang, P. N. Anyalebechi and D. A. Granger: "Measurement of Hydrogen Porosity in Unidirectionally Solidified Aluminum Alloys," Light Metals 1988, (edited by L. G. Boxall), The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society,  pp. 477- 486.

51.    P. N. Anyalebechi, D. E. J. Talbot, and D. A. Granger: "The Solubility of Hydrogen in Liquid Binary Al-Li Alloys," Metallurgical Transactions B, 1988, vol. 19B, pp. 227-232.

52.    D. E. J. Talbot and P. N. Anyalebechi: "Solubility of Hydrogen in Liquid Aluminum," Materials Science and Technology J., 1988, vol. 4, pp. 1-4.

53.    Q. T. Fang, P. N. Anyalebechi, R. J. O'Malley, and D. A. Granger: "Effects of Solidification Conditions on Hydrogen Porosity formation in Directionally Solidified Aluminum Alloys," Solidification Processing 1987, The Institute of Metals, London, pp. 33-36.

54.    G. C. Wood, P. N. Anyalebechi and D. E. J. Talbot:  "A New Technique for Determining the Hydrogen Content of Aluminum and its Alloys by Vacuum Hot Extraction", International Seminar on Refining and Alloying of Liquid Aluminum and Ferro-Alloys, 1985, August 26-28, Troheim, Norway.