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George E. Totten, Ph.D. is president of G.E. Totten & Associates, LLC in Seattle, Washing-

ton and a visiting professor of materials science at Portland State University. He is coeditor of

a number of books including Steel Heat Treatment Handbook, Handbook of Aluminum,

Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology, Mechanical Tribology, and Surface Modification

and Mechanisms (all titles of CRC Press), as well as the author or coauthor of over 400

technical papers, patents, and books on lubrication, hydraulics, and thermal processing. He is

a Fellow of ASM International, SAE International, and the International Federation for

Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE), and a member of other professional

organizations including ACS, ASME, and ASTM. He formerly served as president of

IFHTSE. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck,

New Jersey and a Ph.D. degree from New York University, New York.