TMS Board of Directors: Patrice Turchi

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Patrice E.A. Turchi
Director & Chair, EMPMD

Patrice E.A. Turchi is a distinguished member of the technical staff and group leader in the Materials Science Division of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Turchi received a Ph.D. (Thèse d’Etat) in solid-state physics and a Ph.D. (Thèse de Docteur Ingénieur) in materials science from the University of Paris VI (France) after obtaining his Engineering diploma in chemistry from the National Superior School of Chemistry of Paris (France). He was a professor at the University Paris VI (France) for 11 years, a visiting scientist at UC Berkeley for 1 year, and has been at LLNL for more than 28 years.

His research interests are in computational materials science and condensed matter physics with an emphasis on alloy theory from first-principles electronic structure, stability and physical properties of complex assemblies. His current research activities focus on ab initio studies, thermodynamics, kinetics, and microstructure evolution of complex rare earth and actinide based materials. Turchi has given more than 310 presentations including 155 invited presentations, and authored or co-authored more than 295 publications, including 50 technical reports and 3 book chapters,edited 21 technical books and proceedings, and has 2 patents.

Turchi has been an active member of TMS for more than 25 years and has served as chair of the alloy phase committee, and other various committees (programming, and several award committees), chair of the EMPMD and TMS board member. He has also been a member of several TMS technical advisory groups and recent contributor to several TMS reports. Turchi was also chair of the alloy phase diagram committee at ASM and member of the alloy phase diagram international commission. He is co-founder of the International Alloy Conference (IAC) and organizer of 15 TMS and 3 MRS symposia, 6 international conferences, and 2 ASI and one ARW sponsored by NATO. He has received several professional honors and awards, and is on the review board of several scientific journals.

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