CANFSA: Exploring the physical metallurgy of non-ferrous alloys
The Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA) is a National Science Foundation industry/university cooperative research center that focuses on the physical metallurgy of non-ferrous engineering alloys and systems. It was created based on the historical decline in physical metallurgy research funding, which has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of students pursuing a career in this field. This trend has greatly reduced the synergies that previously existed between faculty, students, and the non-ferrous industries, and has potentially weakened the U.S. dominance of industries that rely on these interactions.
This article is published as Collins, Peter, Amy Clarke, Robert Field, Stephen Midson, and Michael Kaufman. "CANFSA: Exploring the physical metallurgy of non-ferrous alloys." Advanced Materials and Processes (October 2016): 30-32.