Case School of Engineering Alumna Named First Senior Research Fellow at Swagelok Company
Swagelok Company, a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, has named Sunniva Refsnes Collins to the newly created position of senior research fellow.
She will serve as the primary liaison between Swagelok, Case Western Reserve University and the U.S. Navy, the first customer to purchase the service of Swagelok's breakthrough SAT12 surface hardening process.
"As the company's first senior research fellow, Collins will be responsible for coordinating the academic and governmental research partnerships Swagelok is forming as the company grows in new and innovative ways," says Art Anton, president and chief executive officer.
Collins joined Swagelok in 1995 as a research metallurgist and has served in engineering management positions including manager, standards and product regulatory compliance. Most recently, Collins acted as the technical director of Swagelok Technology Services Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swagelok Company, directing research collaborations on the SAT12 process with academia and government research labs.
A dual-degree Case alumna, she received her doctorate (1994) and master's (1991) degrees in materials science and engineering, and her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. Read more.
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