TMS Logo Recipient: 1998 Institute of Metals Lecturer & Robert Franklin Mehl Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Institute of Metals Lecture, established in 1921, recognizes an outstanding scientific leader who is selected to present a lecture at the TMS Annual Meeting. The Robert Franklin Mehl Award was established in 1972.
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Paul Shewmon

Lecture Title: "Grain Boundary Fracture"

Biography: Paul Shewmon is professor emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University. He earned his B.S. in metallurgical engineering at the University of Illinois in 1952, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 1954 and 1955, respectively. He joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1967 and served as associate director for metallurgy, associate director of the experimental breeder reactor-II project, and director of the Materials Science Division. Prior to becoming a professor at the Ohio State University, he was director of the Division of Materials Research for the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Shewmon is the author or coauthor of more than 130 articles and two books. He has received several honors and awards, including the TMS Champion H. Mathewson Award.

Quote: "It is always pleasing to be recognized by your peers with an honor like this. When the Mehl Award was set up, Professor Mehl joked/commented to me that I might receive it someday; I was then an assistant professor in his department."

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