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Recipients: 1997 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.
Paper Title: "Grain Texture Evolution during the Columnar Growth of Dendritic Alloys" in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 26A, June. 1995.

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Brent L. Adams

Biography: Brent L. Adams is a professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his B.S. in physics from the University of Utah in 1974, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering at the Ohio State University in 1976 and 1979, respectively. His career includes 15 years of academic service at the University of Florida, Brigham Young University, Yale University, and Carnegie Mellon University as well as four years of industrial research. He is currently director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Mesoscale Interface Mapping at Carnegie Mellon University.

Quote on behalf of the Champion H. Mathewson Award: "I feel deeply honored to have been selected, with my colleagues, to receive the 1997 Mathewson Medal. TMS has been my professional home since my first year of graduate study. To have our published work selected as a noteworthy contribution to the permanent literature of materials science and engineering is a compliment that is greatly appreciated."

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Charles A. Gandin

Biography: Charles A. Gandin is a doctor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He earned his D.E.A. in materials science in 1990 and his Ph.D. in materials science in 1994 at EPFL, where he has worked as a post-doctoral fellow since obtaining his Ph.D. He is the author or coauthor of more than 20 publications.

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Michel Rappaz

Biography: Michel Rappaz is a professor at EPFL. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics at EPFL in 1973 and 1978, respectively. He has served as a post-doctoral fellow and staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before returning to EPFL. He is a past recipient (1994) of the Champion H. Mathewson Award.

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David A. West

Biography: David A. West is a graduate student at the University of California-Davis. He earned his B.S. in physics at Brigham Young University in 1993 and his M.S. in manufacturing engineering at Brigham Young University in 1995.

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