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Recipient: 1998 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 Titles: "Elaboration of Semisolid Alloys by Means of New Electromagnetic Rheocasting Processes" and "Elaboration of Metal-Matrix Composites from Thixotropic Alloy Slurries Using a New Magnetohydrodynamic Caster" in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B vol. 24B, 1993.

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Charles Vivés

Biography: Charles Vivés is a professor at the University of Avignon. He earned an M.S. in physics from the University of Algiers in 1953 and his Ph.D. in magnetohydrodynamics from the University of Algiers in 1963. He began teaching at the University of Algiers as an assistant professor in 1960 and has been a professor at the University of Avignon since 1972.

Dr. Vivés has authored or coauthored more than 300 papers and holds 23 patents. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the TMS Light Metals Award and the Extraction & Processing Technology Award.

Quote: "TMS has enabled me to establish very productive relationships with researchers from all over the world. This has helped me to develop very close cooperative research efforts and has even led to solid friendships with several eminent scientists."

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