Ms. Amber M. Dalley, is the Director of Business Development for RJ Lee Group’s Materials and Environmental Sciences groups. Ms. Dalley’s career history began at RJ Lee Group as a Research Engineer, using scanning and transmission electron microscopy to characterize a wide variety of materials. She went on to hold the position of Senior Materials Engineer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation, contributing to a number of projects including conducting extensive studies of single crystal nickel-based superalloys using electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) to document the effects of forming and heat-treatment on microstructures, and consulting with the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing. She then worked for US Steel’s Research and Technology Center for 18 years, advancing to Research Consultant. While her primary job included performing failure analysis and materials recommendations for a wide range of mill-related equipment, she was active as an instructor for in-house technical courses. In addition, Ms. Dalley was instrumental in establishing specifications and training protocols for copper components and overhead lifting chains.
Her interest in materials science as an undergraduate led to designing and building a materials science experiment that flew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-4) in Utah State University’s Get-Away Special #1 Canister, and working on solid rocket motors at Morton-Thiokol, Inc.
Ms. Dalley’s current role includes the development and implementation of growth strategies for RJ Lee Group in Utah and the surrounding states. She is on the Board of Directors of the newly formed Failure Analysis Society (an affiliate society of ASM International), and an associate editor of the Journal of Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (MMA). She is a member of ASM International, the International Metallographic Society (IMS), and the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).