Charles Boyer, a senior research scientist in the Materials Processing Section at Battelle Columbus Laboratories, is a well-known expert in the field of isostatic processing technology. He has over 27 years experience in the high pressure field both at Battelle and in industry. He was responsible for placing the first cold wall hot-isostatic processing (HIP) unit into operation and has been instrumental in its continued development. Numerous articles and reports have been authored or coauthored by him covering various aspects of his research activities, and he holds several patients in the area of high pressure equipment.
He is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow. He is a member of the American Powder Metallurgy Institute (APMI) and was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Association Internationale for Research and Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT).
He was one of the pioneers in initiating the need for high pressure safety codes and/or standards. Since 1979, he has served as chairman of two adhoc Committees on High Pressure Code reporting to ASME Policy Board Codes and Standards, and is presently serving as chairman of the ASME Code Committee for High Pressure Systems.