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." Awarded since 1919, Honorary Membership recognizes distinguished service to materials science and engineering, ASM International, and progress to mankind.
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." The Medal for the Advancement of Research was established in 1943 to honor an executive in an organization active in production, fabrication or use of metals and other materials. The recipient of the award will have consistently sponsored research or development and by foresight and actions shall have helped substantially to advance the arts and sciences relating to materials science and engineering.
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 was established in 1954 and is conferred on those leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries.
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." Distinguished Life Membership was established in 1954 and is conferred on those leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries.
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." The Gold Medal was established in 1943 to recognize outstanding knowledge and great versatility in the application of science to the field of materials science and engineering, as well as exceptional ability in the diagnosis and solution of diversified materials problems.
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." The William Hunt Eisenman Award was established in 1960, in memory of a founding member of ASM, and its first and only secretary for 40 years. It recognizes unusual achievements in industry in the practical application of materials science and engineering through production or engineering use.
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." This award was established in 1934. It recognizes pioneering materials science and engineering achievements that have stimulated organized work along similar lines to such an extent that a marked basic advance has been made in the knowledge of 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." This award was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of phase equilibria. The award honors J. Willard Gibbs, one of America's greatest theoretical scientists.
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." Established in 1988, the Allan Ray Putnam Service Award recognizes the exemplary efforts of members of ASM International on behalf of the Society to further its objectives and goals.
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." The award, established in 1960, recognizes unusually long and devoted service in teaching as well as significant accomplishments in materials science and engineering, and an unusual ability to inspire and impart enthusiasm to students.
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." This award was established in 1952. It recognizes and fosters excellence in the teaching of materials science, materials engineering, design, and processing to encourage young teachers in this field.
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." Established in 1969, this award recognizes an outstanding achievement in materials or materials systems relating to the application of knowledge of materials to an engineering structure or to the design and manufacture of a product.
Henry Marion Howe Medal: This year's medal is being awarded to, J.V. Bernier, postdoctoral fellow, with the Materials Modeling and Simula