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Recipient: 1997 Educator Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Educator Award was established in 1985 to recognize outstanding contributions to education in metallurgical engineering and/or materials science and engineering. The award is not limited to the classroom but also includes recognition of innovative ways of educating the general populace.
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Jerome B. Cohen

Citation: "For training several generations of materials scientists in the use of diffraction techniques to study the structure of materials."

Biography: Jerome B. Cohen is dean of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Englehardt Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He received his S.B. in metallurgy in 1954 and his Sc.D. in metallurgy in 1957 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to becoming dean of the McCormick school in 1986, he served as chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Over his career, he has pioneered studies of local atomic arrangements in alloys and ceramics via studies of diffuse scattering and computer simulation and discovered the dislocation mechanism that is the heart of understanding mechanical behavior of nickel-based superalloys. He is the author or coauthor of 28 papers and volumes and has received numerous honors and awards.

Quote: "My TMS membership has been the main focus of my professional affiliations since I was an undergraduate--now more than 40 years. The opportunities to hear about research and help organize sessions has been very rewarding. While I have been an educational administrator, I am pleased that some of the innovations in education that I was able to start are being recognized. Actually, it is the faculty who have to want to do these things and have done them; I just find the money."

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