Sunniva Collins, associate professor, has been named the recipient of the Albert Sauveur Award for the ASM Philadelphia (Liberty Bell) Chapter. The Sauveur Award is given for outstanding achievements in the science of materials. Recipients have contributed significantly to a recognized advance or achievement in understanding and applying materials science principles to an advance in the field.
Collins was selected for the award for both technical achievements and service to ASM International. In February 2019, she will deliver the annual Sauveur Lecture, based on her research, to the annual Sauveur Night meeting of the chapter.
Since joining the Case School of Engineering faculty in 2013, Collins has focused on undergraduate teaching in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Her research during 18 years at Swagelok Company centered on surface enhancement methods for corrosion-resistant alloys to improve hardness, wear and corrosion resistance. She holds four patents, and her research work has been recognized with an R&D 100 Award and the ASM Materials Achievement Award. Collins also served as President of ASM International in 2014-2015.