Dr. Valery Rudnev was recognized during the opening ceremony of the American Society for Materials (ASM International) Thermal Processing in Motion conference. Dr. Rudnev, director of science and technology at Inductoheat Inc., an Inductotherm Group Company, received two awards for his contributions in the field of induction heating and heat treating.

Dr. Rudnev was elected as a Fellow to the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE) for his “preeminence in induction heat treating and modeling of the induction heat treating process.” IFHTSE is a nonprofit group of scientific/technological societies and associations, companies and individuals whose primary interest is heat treatment and surface engineering.

Dr. Rudnev was also presented with the ASM International “Best-Paper in Heat Treating” award for co-authoring an article titled “Revolution – Not Evolution – Necessary to Advance Induction Heat Treating.” The article was published in the September 2017 issue of Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine and co-authored by Gary Doyon, Collin Russell and John Maher. Papers are judged on several criteria, including production readiness and breadth of potential applications.

Dr. Rudnev is also a Fellow of ASM International and has more than 30 years of experience. Known among induction heating professionals as “Professor Induction,” his credits include more than 50 patents and inventions (U.S. and International) and more than 250 articles in engineering/scientific publications.