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Recipients: Fellow Class of 1997

The highest honor bestowed by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, the honorary class of Fellow was established in 1962; Charter Fellows were inducted in 1963. To be inducted, a candidate must be recognized as an eminent authority and contributor within the broad field of metallurgy, with a strong consideration of outstanding service to the Society. The maximum number of living Fellows cannot exceed 100.
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Alan J. Ardell

Citation: "For his eminent authority in the science of phase transformation, particularly in the area of elastic effect on ripening and effects of microstructural changes on mechanical properties."

Biography: Alan J. Ardell is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He earned his B.S. in metallurgy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Stanford University in 1962 and 1964, respectively. Before joining UCLA in 1968 as an associate professor, he was an assistant professor at the California Institute of Technology. He was named professor in 1974 and served as chair of the department from 1982-1986. He has authored more than 160 papers, including one citation classic. He is a National Science Foundation fellow and a Fulbright-Hays research fellow.

Quote: "My affiliation with TMS dates back to my student days and remains a cornerstone of my association with the community of physical metallurgists. The contacts made and information disseminated at TMS meetings have been of considerable value throughout my career. If peer recognition is indeed the true psychic income of our profession, my coffers are full. I feel privileged to be included in the company of the distinguished individuals who hold this honor."

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Carolyn M. Hansson

Citation: "For significant contributions to materials science and international cooperation, and for exceptional service as a role model and leader of the materials profession."

Biography: Carolyn M. Hansson is vice president of university research at the University of Waterloo. She earned her B.S. in physical metallurgy in 1962 and her Ph.D. in physical metallurgy in 1966 from the Imperial College in London. During her career, she has been a research scientist for Martin Marietta Laboratories, a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, and a research scientist and head of the research department at the Danish Corrosion Center. She has served on the academic staffs at Columbia University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Cambridge University, and Queen's University. She has edited one volume and authored a review that received the ASM Campbell Award. She has received numerous honors and awards.

Quote: "TMS membership provided a professional home for me and has given me a network of colleagues whom I can count on to be of assistance. It has enabled me to be personally acquainted with those who are at the forefront in their particular areas of our field which has, in turn, provided both a challenge for me to be in the same league and a comfort in knowing that these top scientists/engineers are also human! I regard being elected a Fellow of the Society as a great honor."

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Terence E. Mitchell

Citation: "For bringing to life the esoteric shadows of the electron microscope and their application to scientific and mundane engineering problems."

Biography: Terence E. Mitchell is a Los Alamos fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He earned his B.A. in natural sciences in 1958 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge in 1982. After receiving his Ph.D., he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Cavendish Laboratory. He joined Case Western University in 1966, where he remained until joining the staff at the Center for Materials Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1987. He has authored or coauthored approximately 310 publications in the research area of physical and mechanical properties of metals and ceramics, electron microscopy, dislocation theory, radiation damage, phase transformations, oxidation, interfaces, superconductivity, and thin films. He is a fellow of numerous professional associations and has received many honors and awards.

Quote: "I have been fortunate in having been elected a fellow in a number of societies but the TMS award is the one that brings me the most satisfaction. I have also been fortunate to have found a stimulating research environment in the three places where I have pursued my career--the Cavendish Laboratory, Case Western Reserve University, and now Los Alamos National Laboratory. In all three places it has been my good fortune to have worked with talented students, research associates, and colleagues, and to them I say `thank you' for their part in this award."

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David N. Seidman

Citation: "For his studies (both experimental and theoretical) of the degrees of freedom in alloy grain boundaries, via field-ion microscopy and computer simulation."

Biography: David N. Seidman is Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in physical metallurgy at New York University in 1960 and 1962, respectively, and his Ph.D. in physical metallurgy at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1965. Prior to joining Northwestern University in 1985, he worked at numerous universities and research centers throughout the world, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, Centre National D'Etudes des Telecommunication in Meylan, and Cornell University. He is a pioneer of the application of field-ion and atom-probe microscopy to the study of radiation damage in metals on an atomic scale. Dr. Seidman has authored or edited numerous papers and volumes. He has received several honors and awards, including the Max Planck Research Prize.

Quote: "I am delighted to receive this recognition of my research as it demonstrates the importance of sustained work in a given area over a significant period of time. My initial TMS membership was as a graduate student and the activities, scientific meetings, and publications of TMS have played a significant role in my scientific career."

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