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Leaders in Materials Science and Engineering to be Recognized at MS+T'09

To celebrate the distinguished achievements of leaders in the field of materials science and engineering, the Board of Trustees of ASM International (the materials information society) has named its 2009 Awards Recipients. The awards will be presented at the society’s annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, October 27, in Pittsburgh during Materials Science & Technology 2009 (MS&T ’09).

Honorary Membership: Prof. Martin E. Glicksman, FASM, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Florida 21st Century Scholar, University of Florida, will receive Honorary Membership for “advancing fundamental knowledge of materials science and engineering, leading to deeper understanding and more accurate prediction of cast alloy structures, and the evolution of polycrystalline networks.”

Medal for the Advancement of Research: W. James McNerney, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Company, will receive this year’s award for “executive leadership in transforming development of high technology materials to emphasize customer-focus and faster time-to-market, enabling a new generation of aircraft engines, airplanes, and customer products.”

Distinguished Life Membership: Dr. Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation, will be recognized for “enduring contributions to the advancement of microelectronics and computing in the US. Dr. Barrett’s leadership of Intel has set the standard for science based industrial management.”

Distinguished Life Membership: Dr. Jack Shilling, Retired Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Technical Officer, Allegheny Technologies, Inc., will be recognized for “34 years of outstanding contributions and leadership to the specialty metals industry as researcher, manager, executive and spokesman for his industry.”

Gold Medal: Dr. Y. Austin Chang, FASM, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, will receive this year’s award for “outstanding accomplishments as an exemplary world-class teacher/researcher and distinguished leadership in materials science and engineering.”

William Hunt Eisenman Award: Mr. Richard L. Kennedy, FASM, Vice President of Research and Development, ATI Allvac, will receive this year’s award for “sustained and profound contributions to superalloy metallurgy and process research for advanced aerospace components.”

Albert Sauveur Achievement Award: Dr. Sungho Jin, FASM, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at San Diego, will receive this year’s award for “pioneering research for discovery of new materials and phenomena in the fields of electronic, magnetic and superconducting materials.”

J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award: Dr. Y. Austin Chang, FASM, Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, will receive this year’s J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria award for “his seminal contributions to phase equilibria and alloy thermodynamics both theoretically and experimentally.”

Allan Ray Putnam Service Award: Prof. Joachim V. R. Heberlein, FASM, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, will be recognized for his service to ASM International, and for “dedicated service and visionary leadership as chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology and as an organizer and an ambassador of thermal spray activities.”

Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award: Dr. Lawrence E. Murr, FASM, Murchison Professor and Chairman, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, will receive this year’s award for “selfless dedication to the formation of generations of students through teaching, research, mentoring, academic administration and leadership in the profession.”

Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers: Dr. Mathieu Brochu, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Processing and Joining Bulk Nanostructured Materials, Mining and Materials Engineering Department, McGill University, will receive this year’s award for “dedication and mentorship towards the scientific, professional and personal growth of undergraduate and graduate students.”

Engineering Materials Achievement Award: Dr. Robert E. Burrell, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Nanostructured Biomaterials, and Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta, will receive this year’s award for “the development of technology and manufacturing methods for silver based nano-structured antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory coatings with significant and wide ranging clinical and patient benefits.”

Henry Marion Howe Medal: This year’s medal is being awarded to, J.V. Bernier, postdoctoral fellow, with the Materials Modeling and Simulation Group, Engineering Technologies Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.; J.-S. Park, graduate research assistant, and M.P. Miller, professor, with the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; A.L. Pilchak, graduate research assistant, with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; and M.G. Glavicic, senior materials fellow, with Rolls Royce Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind. Their paper is entitled “ Measuring Stress Distributions in Ti-6Al-4V Using Synchrotron XRay Diffraction,” which was published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, Transactions A, Volume 39A, December 2008, p.3120-3133.

Tickets for the Awards Dinner are $75 each and can be ordered by using the MS&T ’09 registration form, which is included in the event’s advance brochure. Those interested in purchasing a table should contact Carole Chesla, Administrator, Awards, ASM International, Materials Park, OH 44073; tel: 440/338-5151, ext. 5330, or 800/336-5151, ext. 5330; fax: 440/338-6614; email: [email protected].

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