About the Author
Dr. Langill's Education
- BS in Physics from John Carroll University in June 1973 (Cum Laude)
- MS in Physics from John Carroll University in December 1975; Thesis Topic: The Elastic Constants of Crystal Gallium
- Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in June 1980; Thesis Topic: Magnetic Properties of Vanadium Dioxide and Doped Vandium Oxide
Dr. Langill's Experience
Dr. Langill has been with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) since 1994 as its Technical Director. He has been active in helping shape the research programs for galvanizing programs. Tom has contributed to the ASTM committees that deal with the specifications used by the galvanizing industry and is Chairman of three separate ASTM Subcommittees including the subcommittee that maintains the standards for the hot-dip galvanizing process. He has provided technical support for many specifiers and engineers who have technical questions about galvanized steel or its use in a particular environment. He writes the Dr Galv, a regular feature in the American Galvanizer and Galvanizing Insights newsletters on problems related to hot-dip galvanizing. Tom has helped author and presents a seminar series on Processing Details in the hot-dip galvanizing industry, the continuing education Galvanize It! seminar series for architects and engineers, and the Inspection of Hot-Dip Galvanized Products seminar.