Press Coverage and Additional News

QuesTek has received considerable recognition for its innovative products, technology and business model, and for its practical, rapid application of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and Accelerated Insertion of Materials (AIM). Examples include:

  • QuesTek article highlighting Ferrium steels in the forging industry published in FORGE Magazine, June 2017.
  • QuesTek featured in Medical Design & Outsourcing magazine, March 2017.
  • QuesTek's Chief Executive Officer, Aziz Asphahani, elected to the National Academy of Engineering, February 2017.
  • QuesTek honored with the prestigious 2016 Tibbetts Award, January 2017.
  • QuesTek's Dr. Ida Berglund highlighted in Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine in their "Women in Engineering" profiling series, December 2016.
  • QuesTek's cofounder and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Greg Olson, participated in a panel at the OECD / Vinnova Smart Industry Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, and gave a presentation titled "Materials Genomics: Accelerating Materials Innovation," November 2016.
  • QuesTek's design of Ferrium M54 steel is highlighted in a Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) case study sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Click here for the case study presented on the MGI website, and click here for the case study document.
  • QuesTek's cofounder and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Greg Olson, participated in the 5th year anniversary of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) at the White House, August 2016.
  • QuesTek co-led a gathering of experts hosted, by the Council of Competitiveness, to address address advanced materials issues in Washington, D.C., April 2016.
  • QuesTek's Ferrium C61 steel to go to space in application for drive train components in robotic venus explorer, April 2016.
  • QuesTek's rapid development and deployment of advanced alloys are highlighted in the March 2016 issue of Aerospace America, "A Better Way to Engineer Aeorspace Components."
  • QuesTek's Dave Snyder gave an invited talk at the National Academies of Engineering on QuesTek's approach and success to alloy design specifically for additive manufacturing processes, October 2015.
  • QuesTek signed in June, 2015 a cooperation agreement with French company, MetalValue, to advance the use of ICME in powders and powder production.
  • QuesTek's Dr. Greg Olson receives an honorary doctorate from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden - November 2014.
  • QuesTek's Ferrium C64 steel was highlighted in Army Technology Magazine as allowing "gears to run at high load levels without failure and carry more loads through the gearbox."
  • QuesTek's materials design leadership is highlighted in a September 2014 report by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition.
  • "Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Helps Successfully Develop Aerospace Alloys," Advanced Materials & Processes, September 2013, pp. 17-19 (see here or below).
  • "The alchemist: Questek's Olson," Crain's Chicago Business, June 15, 2013 (see here or below).
  • “Processing New Gear Steels," Gear Solutions, January 2012, pp. 28-41 (see here).
  • The U.S. National Research Council highlighted QuesTek's leading role of utilizing ICME and AIM in pp. 114-117 of its publication Application of Lightweighting Technology to Military Vehicles, Vessels and Aircraft, April 2012 (see here).
  • The Institute of Defense Analysis highlighted the role of QuesTek's co-founder and Chief Science Officer Dr. Greg Olson establishing the field of ICME, and QuesTek's computational design of Ferrium S53 and leading role applying ICME and establishing AIM methodologies, in pp. 31-36 and Appendix G of its publication Emerging Global Trends in Advanced Manufacturing March 2012 (see here).
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), in a U.S. DOE-sponsored publication, highlighted QuesTek as a leader applying ICME and as a “Materials Success Story" in pp. 30-31 of its publication Materials: Foundation for the Clean Energy Age Technology, January 2012 (see here).
  • “Design, Development and Application of New, High-Performance Gear Steels," Gear Technology, January/February 2010, pp. 46-53.
  • “New Corrosion-Resistant, Ultra-High-Strength Steel," Fastener Technology International, February 2010, pp. 68-69.
  • “Steel still king," SAE Off-Highway Engineering, March 2009, pp. 38-41 (see below).
  • The U.S. National Research Council identified QuesTek as one of only a few commercial firms utilizing ICME for Integrated Manufacturing, Materials and Component Design in its publication Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security, The National Academies Press, 2008 (see here).
  • “Computational Design for Ultra High-Strength Alloy," Advanced Materials and Processes, January 2008, pp. 37-40 (see below).
  • “Companies to Watch," Advanced Materials and Processes, July 2007, pp. 28-29.
  • One of “25 Breakout Companies," Fortune, May 16, 2005, p. 158.
  • “For Alloys Maker, Computer Modeling is the Key to Success," Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2005.
  • Eberhart, Mark E., Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way it Comes Apart. New York: Harmony Books, a division of Random House Inc., 2003. See in particular Chapter 11 entitled “Inside Materials by Design."
  • “Forging the Dragonslayer," Wired, February 2001, pp. 136-143.
  • Olson, G.B., “Designing a New Material World," Science, Vol. 288, 12 May 2000, pp. 993-998.
  • “What’s Cooking in the Chem Labs?" Fortune, April 17, 2000, pp. 454[C] – 454[V].
  • “Computer Modeling Speeds Design of New Steel Alloys," Appliance Manufacturer, February 1999, p. 51.
  • “25 Winning Technologies," Industry Week, December 21, 1998.
  • “A Faster Track to Better Steels," Fortune, March 2, 1998, pp. 174[C] – 174[I].
  • “Steel stews may be next computer marvel," Chicago Tribune, January 8, 1998, Section 3, p. 4.
  • Amato, Ivan. Stuff: the Materials the World is Made of. New York: BasicBooks, a division of Harper Collins Publishers, 1997. See in particular Chapter 7 entitled “Composing Steel."
  • Olson, G.B., “Computational Design of Hierarchically Structured Materials," Science, Vol. 277, 29 August 1977, pp. 1237-1242.

Relevant files

Articles

  • Computational Materials Design of Ferrium S53

    An article detailing the Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) approach to the design and development of Ferrium S53 - Advanced Materials & Processes, January 2008

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    An article detailing the Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) approach to the design and development of Ferrium S53 - Advanced Materials & Processes, January 2008


  • QuesTek ICME Successes

    QuesTek receives recognition for its Integrated Computational Materials Engineering successes - Advanced Materials & Processing, September 2013

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    QuesTek receives recognition for its Integrated Computational Materials Engineering successes - Advanced Materials & Processing, September 2013


  • QuesTek: A Company to Watch in Materials Science and Engineering

    QuesTek is selected as an exceptional contributor to innovation in the materials industry - Advanced Materials and Processes, July 2007

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    QuesTek is selected as an exceptional contributor to innovation in the materials industry - Advanced Materials and Processes, July 2007


  • Steel Still King

    An article providing background on QuesTek and our new class of high performance gear steels, Ferrium® C61™ and C64™- SAE International, Off-Highway Engineering, March 2009

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    An article providing background on QuesTek and our new class of high performance gear steels, Ferrium® C61™ and C64™- SAE International, Off-Highway Engineering, March 2009


  • The alchemist: QuesTek's Olson

    QuesTek's Gregory Olson is recognized for standing out in "the introduction of a totally new methodology for the design of inorganic materials," among many other achievements - Crain's Chicago Business, June 2013

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    QuesTek's Gregory Olson is recognized for standing out in "the introduction of a totally new methodology for the design of inorganic materials," among many other achievements - Crain's Chicago Business, June 2013