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Recipient: 2000 Leadership Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in some aspect of metallurgy and materials as a representative of an industrial, academic, governmental, or technical organization.
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Yoshio Waseda

Citation: "In recognition of his outstanding leader-ship in research on structure of non-crystalline materials, creation of new institutions for develop-ment of materials science and technology and commitment to global technical and human resource development."

Biography: Yoshio Waseda is a professor and director of the Institute for Advanced Materials Processing at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

Dr. Waseda earned his B.S. in metallurgy from Nagoya Institute of Technology in Nagoya, Japan, in 1968, and his M.S. in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1973, both in materials science from Tohoku University. He served as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto and the University of Pennsylvania.

He has received numerous awards, including four best paper awards from the Japan Institute of Metals. Dr. Waseda has authored over 500 technical papers and eight books.

Quote: I have been very much honored with the present TMS Leadership award, and I am sure that I shall not forget this moment for the rest of my life. My recent contacts with TMS were the publication of JOM Vol.49, No.6 (1997) or during the 1994 annual meeting by giving my talk on behalf of the Japan Institute of Metals at the first symposium sponsored by the TMS International Activities Committee. The meetings are a great place to interact with many colleagues and exchange mutual interest. TMS is an important part of my professional activities. I think we have to pay particular attention to material processing for the 21st century harmonized with nature. We should try to create new activities covering the field of resources conservation and environmental protection, as well as advanced materials science and engineering.

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