Welding Engineering 300



David W. Dickinson


(614) 292-0801      dickinson.1@osu.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:

Resistance Welding, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Project Management, Welding Production, Sensing and Control of Welding Processes, Welding Fume and Noise Studies, Educational Technology Development, Continuous Quality in Manufacturing and Educational Environments


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York

B.S. Materials Engineering, 1967

Ph.D. Materials Engineering, 1972


Teaching Activities


300 Survey of Welding Engineering

350 Introductory Welding Laboratory I

351 Introductory Welding Laboratory II

601 Welding Applications

602 Fundamentals of Resistance Welding Processes 

651 Welding Process Applications - Laboratory

702 Fundamentals of Resistance Welding 

  • Excellence in Oral Presentation Award - Society of Automotive Engineers for Presentation at SAE Conference - February 1980.
  • Honorable Mention - International Metallographic Exhibit for Scanning Electron Microanalysis of Spot Weld Hot Crack - 1980.
  • Honorarium - Pacific Northwest Welding & Material Center Lecture "Hydrogen in Metals and Welded Structures" - November 5-6, 1980.
  • Excellence in Oral Presentation Award - Society of Automotive Engineers for Presentation at SAE Conference - February 1981.
  • District Meritorious Award - American Welding Society - May 9, 1981.
  • Judge for J.F. Lincoln Foundation - 1982 Professional Division Arc Welding Contest - April 5-9, 1982.
  • Paper Selected for Inclusion in 1981 SAE Transactions - Selected for Lasting Significance (paper #810353) - September 1982.
  • McKay-Helm Award (AWS) for best paper published in the Welding Journal in 1981, Presented April 28, 1982.
  • Merit Award in the 1983 Engineering Design Competition Sponsored by the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, Presented May 15, 1984.
  • International Metallographic Exhibit - Third Place - Unique, Unusual or Other Techniques - 1984.
  • American Welding Society "Man of the Year", Presented by the Cleveland Section AWS, September 12, 1984.
  • Fellow, The Welding Institute, Cambridge, England, June 13, 1985.
  • Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Ferris State College, Big Rapids, MI - October 29, 1985.
  • American Welding Society Distinguished Member Award, March 1, 1989.
  • Department of Welding Engineering Distinguished Teacher, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 1989.
  • Adams Memorial Membership Award, for top educator in undergraduate and postgraduate education, American Welding Society, April 1990.
  • Paper Selected for Inclusion in 1990 SAE Transactions - Selected for Lasting Significance (paper #900738) - September 1990.
  • Texnikoi Honorary Faculty Member for 1991, Texnikoi Honorary Activities Fraternity, College of Engineering, Ohio State University, January 1991.
  • Plummer Education Lecturer, for top educator worldwide as recognized by the American Welding Society, April 1991.
  • Fellow, ASM International, October 1991.
  • Honorary Alumnus, Ohio State University, Department of Welding Engineering, March 1992.
  • Paper Selected for Inclusion in 1991 SAE Transactions - Selected for Lasting Significance (paper #910191) - April 1992.


Professional Organization Involvement

American Welding Society

ASM International
AIME-The Metallurgical Society American Society for Non-Destructive Testing
The Welding Institute The International Institute of Welding
American Society for Engineering Education

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Contact Information
Mailing Address

1248 Arthur E. Adams Drive

Columbus, Ohio  43221-3560


Voice (614) 292-0801

Fax     (614) 292-6842

Electronic Mail dickinson.1@osu.edu


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