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News ReleaseAir Products' Zbigniew Zurecki Named a 2015 ASM Fellow

ASM International Honors Members for Their Distinguished Contributions to Materials Science

December 09, 2015 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products’ (NYSE:APD) Zbigniew Zurecki was recently honored by ASM International (ASM), the world’s largest association of metals-focused materials professionals, as a 2015 Fellow of the Society. He is among 30 members named this year to the 46th Class of Fellows, which recognizes members for their distinguished contributions to materials science, engineering or manufacturing, as well as their exemplary personal reputations. Zurecki has been recognized by colleagues for his conceptualization and sustained development of cleaner, safer, and environmentally-friendlier alternatives to many conventional methods of processing metals resulting in improved product quality and increased productivity of industrial operations.

“This is a well-deserved recognition that shows Zbig is as well respected by his industry peers as he is by his colleagues at Air Products for his leadership and contributions,” said Rana Ghosh, applications R&D manager at Air Products. “By focusing on solutions to the challenges our customers face, Zbig has led the development of many pioneering technologies across various segments that include novel nitrogen-based arc spray coating and plasma shrouding processes, cryogenic cooling of oxyfuel coating operations, oxide-free plasma carburizing for atmospheric furnaces, inerting of induction melt furnaces, and cryogenic cooling of machining and rolling processes. His technical knowledge, extensive experience, and passion for solving problems has led to commercialized offerings that bring both value to Air Products and operational benefits to customers in the metals industry.”

Zurecki is a senior research associate for the Advanced Technology group at Air Products. He has dedicated the last 30 years of his career to the conceptualization and development of new industrial gas application technologies for the heat treating, powder and process metallurgy, thermal spray coatings, oxyfuel combustion, metal forming, and electronic packaging industries. Zurecki earned an MSME in Materials & Industrial Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology, holds approximately 37 patents, and has authored numerous publications.

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The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 284 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit

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Zbigniew Zurecki

Zbigniew Zurecki Named 2015 ASM Fellow

Air Products researcher is recognized for developing cleaner, safer and environmentally-friendlier methods of processing metals.


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