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MFPT Newsletter - January 2015




...and Happy New Year to all you avid members of the Condition Monitoring, Prognostics and Diagnostics world.  2015 is certainly an action-packed year for us as you will see from our calendar of related events.


Welcome to our MFPT newsletter! 


In this edition we pass on the sad news of Henry Pusey's passing, but review his autobiography, which is a fitting tribute to a life that made such a huge contribution to MFPT.  Then there's a brief update on MFPT 2015, a review of NIST's roadmapping workshop, an overview of the US Army's Open Campus initiative, a notice that we're looking for new hands to take the reins of MFPT and lead it into the future, and finally a quick overview of some upcoming MFPT-related events/deadlines.


Happy reading and as always, we welcome any comments you may have - so please let us know know by e-mailing us at!
By Chris Pomfret


It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of the founder of MFPT, Mr Henry Carroll Pusey.  Henry passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in the Winchester Medical Center at the age of 87.  He was born in 1927 in Seaford, Delaware, and graduated from Randolph Macon College with a Bachelor of Science degree... (read more)

By Chris Nemarich


One of Henry's last "self-inflicted tasks" before his passing was to write a book reflecting on his working life.  The title, "What a Fun Business: A Look Back on the Professional Life of Henry C. Pusey" is so apt because Henry truly enjoyed the work he pursued and was totally engaged throughout his life in his niche.  We are so pleased that Henry accomplished this and published his work just a few months ago... (read more)


Organization for next year's joint Conference/ Symposium with ISA is moving ahead apace!  MFPT and ISA are pulling together what promises to be an excellent event in Huntsville, AL at the outstanding Westin hotel venue where MFPT 2010 was held... (read more)

By Brian A. Weiss


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a Roadmapping Workshop - Measurement Science for Prognostics and Health Management for Smart Manufacturing Systems (PHM4SMS) held at NIST on November 19-20, 2014. This event brought together more than 70 key stakeholders from the prognostics and health management (PHM) community to discuss current and expected measurement science challenges that should be addressed to advance PHM technologies for smart manufacturing systems... (read more)

By Jenna Brady


The Army Research Laboratory is in the business of discovery, innovation and transition for the Soldier.  In order to foster the development of cutting-edge science and technology to further enhance the capabilities of our Soldiers on the battlefield, ARL is bringing together academia, industry, small business and government to address fundamental research opportunities through the Open Campus initiative... (read more)


The existing management of MFPT has operated the Society for almost 9 years and has indicated to the Board of Directors that they wish to cease this role, effective June 2016.  The MFPT Board is thus seeking interested parties to take over the roles of Executive Director and Administrative Officer and a Request for Proposal (RFP) has been posted on the MFPT web site... (read more)


In case you missed some of these announcements, here are the CBM, PHM related events/deadlines taking place in the near future... (read more)

I hope you enjoyed our newsletter!  We are always looking for new ideas and articles, so don't hesitate to share them with us.


I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a prosperous 2015!



Chris Pomfret
MFPT Executive Director
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