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Janet L. Gbur Joins ASTM International Board of Directors

Janet L. Gbur, Ph.D., research biomedical engineer and investigator in the Advanced Platform Technology Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.

Gbur also serves as senior research associate in the department of materials science and engineering and a member of the Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, and as adjunct faculty member in mechanical engineering at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Gbur’s work focuses on fatigue and fracture behavior of materials used in biomedical applications and the development of emerging technologies to improve devices used in neural-interfacing systems.

An ASTM International member since 2012, Gbur serves as second vice chair of the metallography committee (E04) and chair of its long-range planning subcommittee. She is also a member of the committees on fatigue and fracture (E08), mechanical testing (E28), and medical and surgical materials and devices (F04). Gbur has been honored by E04 with the Award of Appreciation in 2018 and by E08 with the M.R. “Mitch” Mitchell Best Student Presentation Award in 2014. She has also received the ASTM Graduate Scholarship (2015).

Gbur holds a bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-medicine from Kent State University, a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University, and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

In addition to ASTM International, Gbur is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, ASM International, Microscopy Society of America, Materials Research Society, the Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio, Society of Women Engineers, and TMS/the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.

ASTM International’s board of directors is made up of 25 leaders from an array of companies, associations, and government bodies worldwide. Several members are based outside the United States. Learn more about ASTM’s board of directors at