Rodney R. Boyer oversees metals research and development activity for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and the Phantom Works.
is also the metals focal for assuring compliance with Export Administration Regulations and is responsible for the Boeing Seattle effort on several Air Force Metals Affordability Initiative programs.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in metallurgical engineering at the University of Washington and joined The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash., in 1965.
As a titanium specialist for over 30 years, Boyer has focused on furthering the understanding of the metallurgy of titanium, such as the effect of processing variations, resulting in microstructural variations, on the properties of titanium alloys.
currently serves on the MSCTS Materials Synthesis and Processing and AeroMat Event
He has also served on the Handbook and Chapter Operations committees.
Boyer was an editor of the Materials Properties Handbook for Titanium Alloys.
He is the ASM representative on the International Organizing Committee, which is responsible for the quadrennial International Titanium Conference, and the ASM liaison to the TMS Titanium Committee.
ASTM has given him the Russ Ogden Award for outstanding contributions in reactive and refractory alloys.
In 1997, ASM
chose him for the William Hunt Eisenmann Award.
Boyer joined ASM in 1968 and was named a Fellow in 1987.