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Recipient: 2000 Champion H. Mathewson Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Champion H. Mathewson Award, established in 1933, is awarded to an author(s) of a paper or series of closely related papers considered the most notable contribution to metallurgical science during the period under review.

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Gary S. Was

Papers: The Role of Coincidence-Site-Lattice Boundaries in Creep of Ni-16Cr-9Fe at 360ºC” (Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 28A, October 1997), "Grain Boundary Misorientation Effects on Creep and Cracking in Ni-Based Alloys” (JOM, vol. 50, February 1998) and “Isolation of Carbon and Grain" (Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 29A, March 1998).

Gary S. Was is a professor at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Was earned his B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1975 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, where he also earned a Ph.D. in nuclear materials engineering in 1980. Dr. Was worked to develop the University of Michigan’s nuclear materials program and established both the Michigan Ion Beam laboratory for Surface Modification and Analysis and the High Temperature Corrosion Laboratory.

He is the author of over 100 papers in archival journals and 150 conference papers and presentations.

Quote:TMS is the premiere professional organization in the metals community. The annual meetings, sponsored events and publications by the society continue to provide the ideal forum for the exchange of ideas and information among members of the metals field. Consequently, I and the students who worked with me on the research reflected in these papers, are deeply honored to be recognized with this award in such a prominent and distinguished forum as TMS.”

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