Dominic A. Canonico
- BS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 1951
Dr. Dominic A. Canonico (BS MTU MY 1951; MS Lehigh MY 1961, PhD MY Lehigh 1963). Dr. Canonico specialized in welding and brazing engineering following his early career positions with Bethlehem Steel, Armour Research Foundation, Oak Ridge National Lab, and the Nuclear Division of Union Carbide. In 1981, he joined Combustion Engineering as the director of the Metallurgical and Materials Laboratory. In 1990, he became vice president of technology for the newly acquired C-E Division of Asea Brown Boveri.
In 1977, Dr. Canonico received the Rene D. Wasserman Award for best paper published in Welding Journal on the use of brazing or braze welding. In 1994 he was awarded the J. Hall Taylor Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for "outstanding contributions in the development of ASME Pressure Technology Codes and Standards and concerns for public safety and component reliability, as evidenced by actions on the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Committees." Dr. Canonico was a fellow of the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Society for Metals (ASM), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Dr. Canonico served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was inducted into the Academy of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Michigan Tech in 2000.