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Three GrafTech scientists have been recognized for their contributions internally and externally.


GrafTech is pleased to announce that three of its scientists have been recognized for their achievements and contributions to graphite material science: two have distinguished themselves among their peers in the international and national arenas, and the third has been lauded by Company leadership.

Dr. Julian Norley, GrafTech’s Vice President of Corporate R&D, is one of five international experts and the only North American scientist selected to present a plenary lecture at the Annual World Conference on Carbon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2013.

His work on the development of GrafTech’s eGRAF® SPREADERSHIELD™ family of flexible graphite heat spreaders opened a new market for the Company in advanced consumer electronic applications, including plasma display panels, laptop computers and a new generation of handheld devices and smartphones.

Dr. Tracy Albers, Manager Advanced Materials, is being honored at the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Awards in Washington, D.C. in February 2013. The award recognizes the achievements of women in science and manufacturing. Dr. Albers has served GrafTech’s Engineered Solutions business segment in a number of roles, most recently leading efforts in advanced materials research and development.

Within the GrafTech organization, Dr. John Chang, Senior Corporate Fellow, received the 2012 Chairman’s Award in recognition of his innovation and initiative in the development and commercialization of super-premium needle coke, a key raw material in premium graphite electrodes, and SS1500, GrafTech’s latest generation of heat spreader material. Dr. Chang is also a Fellow of the American Carbon Society.

GrafTech Chairman & CEO Craig Shular said, “Our Company’s growth has been propelled over the past 10 years as a result of the continuous graphite material science breakthroughs by our scientists. Their achievements have led to the commercialization of new products as well as breakthroughs in lowering the cost to manufacture graphite.”