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Recipient: 1999 John Bardeen Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's John Bardeen Award, established in 1994, recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions and is a leader in the field of electronic materials.
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Lionel Kimerling

Citation: "Professor Kimerling is a world leader in the field of defects in electronic materials."

Biography: Lionel Kimerling is Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and director of the Materials Processing Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his S.B. in metallurgy and his Ph.D. in materials science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965 and 1969, respectively. He was a member of the technical staff at ATT Bell Laboratories from 1972 to 1981, at which time he became head of the Materials Physics Research Department at ATT Bell Laboratories. He joined the staff of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. He has also served as a lecturer at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Technion University, Israel.

Dr. Kimerling was the 1994 president of TMS and a past director of the TMS Electronic, Magnetic, & Photonic Materials Division. He is a member of the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees. He has received several honors, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.

Quote: "TMS is the primary intellectual reservoir of the materials profession. Within TMS I have grown to appreciate the diversity of ideas and goals in the materials field. The annual TMS Electronic Materials Conference has been the testing ground for my research and a launch pad for its applications. I am grateful to be honored by my peers from who I have benefited so much."

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