Myra Dyer
Myra S. Dyer
Associate
Materials & Corrosion Engineering
  • Atlanta

Ms. Dyer specializes in industrial processing and manufacturing, failure analysis, welding and explosive bonding techniques, and corrosion, as well as having a broad understanding of metallurgical and materials engineering. Her experience is directly related to steel, brass, and nickel processing, with particular emphasis on alloy precipitation behavior, investment and continuous casting solidification and solidification defects, as well as stress corrosion cracking (SCC), fatigue, and hydrogen embrittlement. Ms. Dyer also has experience in industrial process optimization with a focus on EBITDA using Six Sigma principles.

Ms. Dyer has performed in-depth analyses utilizing induction coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and mechanical testing.

Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Dyer has worked for both Nucor and Gerdau, as a Melt Shop Metallurgist and Process Engineer, where she gained knowledge in industrial processing and manufacturing techniques, in addition to environmental and mechanical effects on material processing. During her time with Gerdau, she gained an extensive awareness for process auditing, routine equipment care, and root cause analyses. In addition to working within the steel industry, Ms. Dyer worked with Sandia National Lab, focusing on safety and reliability related to nuclear weapon gas transfer systems and components, as well as spending time with Chevron’s Energy and Technology Company. Additionally, she has performed welding research in conjunction with Miller Electric on gas metal arc welding (GMAW) contact tip service life and performance. Ms. Dyer is a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).

Ms. Dyer completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Colorado School Mines, where she studied metallurgical and materials engineering with an emphasis on ferrous metallurgy. Her thesis work was in support of the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center, focusing on the effects of niobium precipitation on the solidification progression relative to micro-alloyed high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2011
  • B.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2008
  • Recipient, Best in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2010

    Recipient, Jerry Silver Award Contribution to Industry, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, 2011

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Welding Inspector, #16040831

Publications

Xu K, Thomas BG, Dyer MS, Speer JG, Matlock DK. Model of microalloy precipitation during continuous casting and reheating. Iron & Steel Technology 2011; 8:59–68.

Dyer MS, Speer JG, Matlock DK, Shutts AJ, Jansto SG, Xu K, Thomas BG. Microalloy precipitation in hot charged slabs. Iron & Steel Technology 2010; 7:96–105.

Presentations

Dyer MS, Speer JG, Matlock DK, Shutts AJ, Jansto SG, Xu K, Thomas BG. Iron & Steel Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, May 3–6, 2010.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2011
  • B.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2008
  • Recipient, Best in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2010

    Recipient, Jerry Silver Award Contribution to Industry, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, 2011

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Welding Inspector, #16040831