David C. Van Aken is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Van Aken is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Missouri and Illinois. He is the author of more than 70 technical articles. He joined the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty in 1993 after having taught at the University of Michigan for seven years. Dr. Van Aken has been the recipient of 12 awards for teaching excellence, 4 Missouri ST faculty excellence awards, and a Missouri ST Alumni Association outstanding advising award. In 2006 he was designated a Dean's Teaching Scholar. Dr. Van Aken began his engineering career in 1978 at Caterpillar, Inc., as a materials engineer and returned in 1982 to the University of Illinois for his Ph.D. studies. Dr. Van Aken is the recipient of the NSP Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. His research interests include the physical metallurgy of ferrous alloys, experimental and theoretical aspects of phase transformations, and the mechanical behavior of structural materials. William F. Hosford is a Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is the author of more than 80 technical articles and a number of books, including the leading-selling Metal Farming: Mechanics and Metallurgy, third edition (with R. M. Caddell) (Cambridge 2007); Materials Science: An Intermediate Text (Cambridge 2006); Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Cambridge 2005); Mechanics of Crystals and Textured Polycrystals (1993); Mechanical Metallurgy (2005); and the forthcoming Materials for Engineers, an undergraduate textbook. Professor Hosford's research interests include explorations into the quantitative relationship between anisotropic yielding behavior and crystallographic texture, sheet metal forming and the dependence of sheet formability on plastic anisotropy, and the formation of deformation textures in body-centered cubic metals, as well as the spheroidization of medium carbon steels.Van Aken, David C. is the author of 'Reporting Results', published 2008 under ISBN 9780521723480 and ISBN 0521723485.