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Recipient: 2001 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.

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Kwai S. Chan

Papers: “Evidence of Void Nucleation and Growth on Planar Slip Bands in a Nb-Cr-Ti Alloy”, “Effects of Ti Addition on Cleavage Fracture in Nb-Cr-Ti Solid-Solution Alloys” and “The Fatigue and Fracture Resistance of a Nb-Cr-Ti –Al Alloy”.

Kwai Chan is an institute scientist at the Southwest Research institute.

Dr. Chan earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1976, 1978, and 1980, respectively. He was a visiting scholar (1992) division of applied sciences, Harvard University, and a visiting scientist (1995 & 1997) Institute of Materials Research, GKSS Research Center, Germany.

Dr. Chan has received awards, including ASM Marcus A. Grossmann Young Author Award, AIME Rossiter M. Raymond Memorial Award, ASCE Alfred Noble Prize, Southwest Research Institute Scientific Achievement Award, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.Activities have included involvement on many committees and boards of various societies.

Quote: “TMS membership has allowed me to meet and discuss cutting edge research with other researchers from other parts of the United States and the world. These interactions and exchanges of ideas are important and essential in my job as a material scientist. Like the TMS membership, the Champion H. Mathewson Medal means a great deal to me because it symbolizes a long tradition of excellence in metallurgy and material science. It is with great pride and pleasure that I accept this prestigious award.”

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