MSE 298 Seminar (Webex): Alloy Design at Apple

Webex meeting access code and password provided below
Jim Yurko, Ph.D.

Materials Engineering
Apple Inc.


Webex: Meeting access code: 187 539 4159 Password: nEqhBvFu229

Abstract: Alloys and their engineered surfaces play a key role in Apple product enclosures. Designed by a team of materials scientists using advanced computational design and characterization tools, Apple alloys meet the varied cosmetic, performance, manufacturing and environmental requirements. This seminar will share some examples of alloy design and implementation at Apple and successful efforts to reduce the environmental impact of these alloys.

Bio: Yurko earned a B.S.E. in materials science and engineering from University of Michigan in 1997, and a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. He currently leads the Alloy Engineering team within Apple Product Design. Prior to joining Apple, he served as vice president of technology at Materion Corporation and co-founded Boston Electro-metallurgical Corporation (now Boston Metal) in 2012. Yurko's career has focused on materials design, process development and sustainability in a number of alloy systems, including aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, magnesium, zirco-nium-bulk metallic glasses and beryllium. He is active in TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), serving previously as chair of the Process Technology and Modeling Committee, and was awarded the Vittorio de Nora Prize for Environmental Improvements in Metallurgical Industries in 2012 and the Brimacombe Medal in 2016. Yurko also serves on the University of Michigan MSE Department External Advisory Board and the Northwestern University Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) Technical Advisory Board.