Dr. Preston Scarber received a BS in materials engineering in 1992 and a MSE in materials engineering in 1995 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received a Ph.D. in materials engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1998.
Membership in Professional Societies:
National Society of Professional Engineers
National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.
ASM International – Birmingham chapter “10-14” coordinator
National Society of Black Engineers
American Foundry Society
Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama and Mississippi
Participation in Technical Committees:
American Foundry Society Division 1-F: Process Modeling
American Foundry Society Division 1A/B: Engineering
American Foundry Society Division 13: Lost Foam Casting Research
Steel Founders’ Society of America: Gating for Clean Steel Castings
Summary of Dr. Preston Scarber’s Professional Accomplishments
Developed a method for accurately simulating shrinkage porosity in Al-Si casting alloys.
Developed a thermo-physical properties database for more accurate simulation of Al Si alloys.
Developed a method for simulating the rate and volume of gas produced when liquid metal contacts bonded sand.
Improved the accuracy of lost foam casting simulation through collaboration with commercial code-writers.
Co-developed basic gating rules for lost foam castings.
Developed a method to simulate foam pattern irregularities for more accurate prediction of anomalies in lost foam castings.
Developed a method to quantify the filling behavior of gating systems for open cavity castings.
Worked with over 35 companies in both public and proprietary simulation studies to reduce casting anomalies and scrap with a total estimated energy savings of more than $13 million.