Technical R&D

National Cryogenics Corporation is an innovative company that specializes in cryogenic treatment. The company strives to educate the public about the benefits of cryogenic technology, and it has established itself as an industry leader. National Cryogenic has conducted extensive research and developed methods that improve the performance of various tools. This research applies to different sectors and involves several tooling applications.

There is still a lot of potential in the field of cryogenics, and National Cryogenic is excited to be part of the discovery of new applications for this cutting-edge technology. The company is committed to advancing research and development in cryogenics, as well as related equipment and products.

With more than five decades of expertise in metallurgical processing, David Pye is a seasoned metallurgist who is highly adept in captive and commercial heat treatments, as well as metallurgical laboratories. He has also honed his skills in furnace sales, with a specific focus on nitriding and carburizing technology research and development, which span over two decades.

David is a renowned figure in the field of metallurgy, having been a featured speaker and educator for ASM Seminars by Satellite and ASM Cleveland. He also has more than 100 published technical papers, which he has presented internationally, and has provided consultancy services for numerous companies in Asia, particularly in India.

For 18 years, David has taught various heat treatment courses as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Precision Mechanics in Warsaw, Poland, and has conducted onsite training both domestically and internationally for ASM in Cleveland. Among his notable contributions to the field of metallurgy is his highly acclaimed book on Nitriding, entitled 'Practical Nitriding and Ferritic Nitrocarburizing,' and his participation in 15 other books as a chapter contributor.

As a monthly contributor of technical articles to 'Industrial Heating Magazine,' David has also produced more than 100 one-hour online training programs for the Metal Treating Institute, covering a plethora of heat treatment topics, including furnace maintenance, nitriding, carburizing, and tool steel heat treatment, among others.

Overall, David Pye's vast knowledge and exceptional contributions to the field of metallurgy through his technical papers, books, and online training programs have earned him international recognition and respect as a highly respected metallurgist.

David Pye

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As a well-respected Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Dr. Dongyang Li brings extensive expertise in metallurgy and tribo-materials to the table. With an impressive educational background, including multiple degrees in materials engineering and solid mechanics, he has published over 360 technical papers, including over 320 journal publications, and is an invited contributor for authoritative handbooks. His research interests include wear control, surfaces and interfaces, and computational materials science, making him a valuable addition to any organization in need of metallurgical advisory. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of 17 technical journals and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nano & Biomaterials. Dr. Li is also a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) and the Institute of Physics (IOP), representing his profound knowledge and commitment to the field. He previously worked at Pennsylvania State University and held an NSERC industrial Chair in Wear. Dr. Li has also served as a visiting professor and scientist at several foreign institutes and has received numerous honors, including the MetSoc 2020 Distinguished Materials Scientist Award. Overall, his skills and experience make him an excellent choice for a consultant for metal wear and metallurgical advisory position.

Dr. Dongyang Li

James E. Fesmire is a highly skilled and accomplished expert in the field of cryogenics and low-temperature problem-solving, bringing over 35 years of experience to his work. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science) from the prestigious University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, two of the top engineering universities in the US. Fesmire founded and served as the Sr. Principal Investigator of the Cryogenics Test Laboratory at NASA Kennedy Space Center, where he spearheaded advancements in energy-efficient technology development and materials research.

Thanks to Fesmire's exceptional cryogenic systems design work, he has contributed significantly to a multitude of projects, including the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and future moon and Mars exploration. Fesmire has also made significant contributions to experimental rocket programs, commercial space launch facilities, superconducting power, hydrogen storage and delivery, and a broad range of commercial and industrial applications. With numerous patents and publications to his name, Fesmire is a recognized authority in thermal insulation systems, novel materials, and cryogenic testing methodologies. He is a valued member of the International Institute of Refrigeration and ASTM International Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation.

Fesmire has served on the board of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference and was the Cryogenic Society of America's past-president, underscoring his dedication to his field. As the co-founder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Architect of GenH2 Corp and founder and President of Energy Evolution LLC, he designs and implements energy systems, materials, and processes that help shape the future.

Fesmire's exceptional achievements have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including NASA medals for Distinguished Service, Exceptional Technology Achievement, and Exceptional Service. He has also been awarded the prestigious R&D 100 award and a Space Technology Hall of Fame medal for his groundbreaking research into aerogel insulation technology. Notably, Fesmire's contributions to advancements in cryogenics, materials, and energy technologies earned him a spot in the coveted NASA Inventors Hall of Fame, cementing his position as an esteemed leader in his field.

James Fesmire

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