Los Alamos Scientist Sherri R. Bingert Honored

Sherri R. Bingert


Sherri R. Bingert, retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) after 28 years where she was a Guest Scientist, received the “Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy” award from the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) for her outstanding career achievements.

Established in 1968, the award was presented by MPIF President Patrick McGeehan at POWDERMET2017, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, in Las Vegas, Nev. MPIF is the trade association for the North American metal powder and particulate materials producing and consuming industries.

The award recognizes professionals who have devoted a major part of their careers to one or more segments of the powder metallurgy industry and whose contributions and achievements deserve special recognition.

Bingert holds BS and MS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and Colorado School of Mines respectively. A member of APMI International, Bingert served on numerous Program Committee activities for the annual MPIF/APMI conferences where she organized several Special Interest Programs and was Technical Program Co-Chair of the POWDERMET2015 conference in San Diego.

An active member of ASTM B09, Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products, she is the Subcommittee Chair of B09.06, Cemented Carbides. She holds one patent and has received numerous awards, including the ASTM Award of Merit (Fellow), ASTM B09 Committee Distinguished Service Award, and is a two-time recipient of the LANL Distinguished Performance Award, as well the Defense Programs Award of Excellence. Recently relocated to Morehead, Ky., her hobbies include gardening, hiking, cooking, traveling, reading and music.

Powder metallurgy is an advanced metalworking process that forms metal powders into precision components used in applications such as automobile engines and transmissions, medical implants and surgical tools, hardware, industrial machinery, sporting goods, defense, and firearms. This innovative technology includes metal additive manufacturing (3D printing), the latest technology in a vibrant industry. More than 800 million pounds of powder metallurgy parts are made annually in North America.