Howard F. Taylor Award

Howard Taylor

About this Award:

The AFS Howard F Taylor Award was established in recognition of the paper having the greatest long-range technical significance in the field of cast metals technology, and presented at the Annual Metalcasting Congress of the Society. The emphasis on the paper's long-range technical implications to the metal casting industry was entirely consistent with Professor Taylor's lifelong professional efforts and ideas. The award is intended to encourage technical excellence in an industry which requires the very best talents of its technical people, recognizing work which lifts the sights of our industry to the future and temporarily away from our day-to-day problems.

Nominations: Nominations must be made through the AFS technical committees and should be based on project steering committee recommendations. Official nomination should be submitted from the chair of the sponsoring AFS Technical Division using the official nomination form.

Howard F Taylor Award Nomination Form

Previous Winners:

Award YearPaper TitlePaper No.Author (s)Nominating Division
2024Small, In-line Passenger Vehicle Engines: Cast Iron with the Same Weight as Aluminum23-071A. Ferrarese, C. Cabezas, S. DawsonCast Iron Div.
2023Mutual B, Ti N Effects on Phase Transformations in Cast Iron: Thermodynamic Consideration and Experimental Verification22-134S. Pawaskar, L. Bartlett, S. LekakhCast Iron Div.
2022Heat Treatments to Develop High Strength Ferritic Ductile Iron19-142R. GundlachCast Iron Div.
2021Quantifying Casting Quality through Filling Conditions20-051D. Hoefert, Et al.Aluminum & Light Metals Div.
2020 (1)Evaluation of a New High Temperature Cast Aluminum Alloy for Cylinder Head Applications 18-034 Q. Wang, D. Hess, X. Yan, F. CaronAluminum & Light Metals Div.
2020 (2)Structure of Spheroidal Graphite Nuclei and Spheroidizing Mechanism of Graphite in Mg-Treated Ductile Iron19-087J. Qing, M. XuCast Iron Div.
2019Influence of Mn and S on the Microstructure of Cast Iron18-091R. GundlachCast Iron Div.
2018Development of Casting of High Cerium Content Aluminum Alloys17-013D. WeissAluminum & Light Metals Div.
2017Alloy Development for Highly Stressed Diesel Engine Cylinder Heads14-008B. Bourassa, D. Jean, F. MajorAluminum & Light Metals Div.
2015Causes and Solutions to Veining Defects in Iron and Steel Castings14-030G. Thiel, S. RaviMolding Methods & Materials Div.
2014Development of Cast Al Alloys for Elevated Temperature (250C) Service11-017D. Weiss, G. Gegel, K. SadayappanAluminum & Light Metals Div.
2013Comparison of Monotonic and Cyclic Properties of Ductile Irons in the AFS/DOE Strain-Life Fatigue Database for Cast Iron12-082J. TartagliaCast Iron Div.
2012Replacement of Phenol-Formaldehyde in Urethane Binders11-117M. Patterson, G. ThielMolding Methods & Materials Div.
2011High Temperature Physical Properties of Chemically Bonded Sands Provide Insight into Core Distortion & Provides New Data for Casting Process Simulation09-067G. Thiel, L. Stahl, S. DutlerMolding Methods & Materials Div.
2010Studies of Quenched Cupola, Pt. I, II & III09-103, 09-104, 09-105R. Aristizabal, C. Silva, P. Perez, V. Stanek, S. KatzMelting Methods & Materials Div.
2009Analysis of Mold Filling in Lost Foam Casting of Aluminum08-090(11) & 09-091(11)M. Barone, D. CaulkLost Foam Div.
2008 (1)Ultrasonic Cavitation Based Solidification Processing of Bulk Magnesium Matrix Nanocomposite 07-135X. Li, Z.Duan, G. Cao, A. Roure Magnesium Div.*
2008 (2)Ultrasonic Cavitation Based Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Aluminum Melts for Solidification Processing of Bulk Aluminum Matrix Nanocomposite:  Theoretical Study, Fabrication and Characterization 07-133X. Li, Y. Yang, D. WeissAluminum & Light Metals Div.
2007Welding Ductile Iron to Steel:  A Reality06-102M. Gagne, S. Leclerc, S. Helgee, N. StenbackaCast Iron Div.
2006Magnesium Casting Process Development Designing an Engine Cradle for Magnesium Semi-Permanent Mold Casting05-217S. Robison, D. Weiss, G. Gegel, G. Woycik, M. Marlatt, B. CoxMagnesium Div.*
2005Foam Removal Mechanism in Aluminum Lost Foam Casting02-083Q. Zhao, J. Burke, T. GustafsonLost Foam Div. 
2004Developments in Lost Foam Casting of Magnesium03-112M. Marlatt, D. Weiss, J. HrynMagnesium Div.*
2003Process Modeling: Sand Core Blowing02-141K. Williams, D. Snider, M. Walker, S. PalczewskiEngineering Div. 
2002Age Strengthening of Gray Cast Iron, Phase I: Statistical Verification99-191V.Richards, W.NicolaCast Iron Div.
2001A Detailed Analysis of the Mechanical Properties of SeBiLOYS I & II99-182D. Peters, L. Whiting, P. Newcome, M. Sahoo, R. ZavadilCopper Alloy Div. 
2000The Effect of Mold Filling Turbulence Fatigue of Cast Aluminum Alloys98-58C. Nyahumwa, N. Green, J. CampbellAluminum & Light Metals Div.
1999The European Direct Shell Sand Core and Mold Making Rapid Prototyping Process97-105P. Carey, K. Kerns, T. SorovetzMolding Methods & Materials Div.
1998Casting Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Bi/Se-Modified Yellow Brass (SeBiLOY III) in Permanent Molds97-110D. Peteres, M. Sadayappan, F. Fasoyinu, D. Cousineau, M. Sahoo, R. ZavadilCopper Alloy Div. 
1997A Non-Toxic, Recyclable, Core Sand Binder for Aluminium Casting96-189J. Siak, R. Schreck, S. Biederman, W. Whited, M. DatteMolding Methods & Materials Div.
1996Casting Characteristics of Red Brass Containing Bismuth and Selenium95-98L. Whiting, P. Newcombe, M. SahooCopper Alloy Div. 
1994Corrosion Behavior of Some Permanent-Mold Cast Copper-Base Alloys in Aqueous Solutions93-73M. Elboujdaini, M. Sahoo, J. Dion, V. Sastri, R. RevieCopper Alloy Div. 
1993Modern Green Sand Control for the 1990's91-61R. Green, R. HeineMolding Methods & Materials Div.
1992Soldification Characteristics of Aluminum Alloys, Vol. 2, Foundry Alloys **ISBN: 978-0-87433-130-1L. Backerud, J. Tamminen, G. ChaiAluminum & Light Metals Div.
1991Critical Properties of CaO-CaF2 for Desulfurization of Liquid Iron89-77S. Katz, C. LandefeldMelting Methods & Materials Div.
1990Constitution of Austempered Ductile Iron & Kinetics of Austempering87-116T. Rouns, K. RundmanCast Iron Div.
1989Phyisco-Chemical Aspects of the Full Mold Casting Aluminum Alloys: Part I - The Degradation of Polystyrene; Part II - Metal Flow in Simple Patterns



S. Shivkumar, B. GalloisAluminum & Light Metals Div.
1988Plasma-Fired Cupola: An Innovation in Iron Foundry Melting86-58S. Dighe, W. Provis, B. Buczkowski, W. Peck, A. KarpMelting Methods Div.
1987Assessment of Grain Refinement and Modification of Al-Si Foundry Alloys by Thermal Analysis84-161D. Apelian, G. Sigworth, K. WhalerAluminum & Light Metals Div.
1981Mechanisms of Pinhole Formation in Gray Iron79-33B. Hernandez, J. WallaceCast Iron Div.
1980The Cupola Desulfurization Process79-59S. Katz, He RezeauMelting Methods Div.
1979Elevated Temperature Properties of Alloyed Gray Irons for Diesel Engine Components78-68R. GundlachCast Iron Div.
1978Minerology of Foundry Sands and Its Effect on Performance and Properties77-90T. Garnar, Jr.Molding Methods & Materials Div.
1977Compacted Graphite Cast Irons and Their Production by a Single Alloy Addition76-145E. Evans, J. Dawson, M. LalichCast Iron Div.

*The Magnesium Division currently operates as an adjunct committee within the Aluminum and Light Metals Division.

**Precursor to Volume 3 which is available on the AFS e-Store. Books are no longer eligible for the Howard Taylor Award