ASM International has elected Sunniva R. Collins Ph.D. senior research fellow at Swagelok Co., a Fellow of the Society. Joining an elite group of technical and professional leaders, Dr Collins was selected for her contributions to the technical advances in stainless steels used in fluid systems applications. She will be formally inducted as an ASM Fellow (FASM) at the 2008 Materials Science & Technology Conference and Exposition Awards Dinner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 7 October. The honour of Fellow was established in 1969 by ASM International to provide recognition of members for their distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering, and to develop a broad forum of leaders to serve as advisors to the society. Members are chosen by their peers. Dr Collins joins 18 other society members in this year’s class. During her tenure at Swagelok, Dr Collins has worked to develop key standards on materials specifications, welding, surface finish requirements, and corrosion test methods for the semiconductor equipment industry. She has also contributed significantly to the research commercialization efforts surrounding SAT12SM services and the patented SAT12SM process for surface hardening of stainless steels.