ASM International Names 2009 Awards Recipients

Published on August 12, 2009 at 10:19 AM

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.

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.

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.

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