William J. Boettinger
Citation: "For showing how fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic
models, with modern computational power, lead directly to quantitative
predictions of the microstructures generated by solidification."
Biography: William J. Boettinger is a metallurgist at the National
Bureau of Standards/National Institute of Standards and Technology conducting
research in areas of directional solidification, materials characterization
by synchrotron radiation, rapid solidification, phase transformations
in aluminide alloys, solders, phase diagrams, and diffusion. He has
also lectured part time on Transformations in Materials at the Department
of Chemical, Mechanical, and Environmental Engineering at The George
Dr. Boettinger earned both a B.E.S. in mechanics and a Ph.D. in metallurgy
at John Hopkins University in 1968 and 1972, respectively.
Dr. Boettinger has authored more than 100 publications, including a
chapter titled “Solidification” in Physical Metallurgy, and more than
80 lectures. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the
TMS Champion Mathewson Award and Bruce Chalmers Award.