TMS Logo Recipient: 2001 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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Niels Hansen

Lecture Title: “New Discoveries in Deformed Metals”

Biography: Niels Hansen is head of the Materials Research Department at The Riso Research Establishment under the Danish Atomic Energy Commission.

He received an M.Sc. in chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark, a DEA in metallurgy from the Institute of National Sciences and Technology Nuclear of France, and a Dr. of Technology in materials from the Technical University of Denmark.

Dr. Hansen has been recognized for his outstanding research contributions and accomplishments by many major awards, including: Member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (1968), Fellow of the Institute of Materials, UK (1973), Danish Knighthood (1978), Fellow of ASM International (1988), Member of Academia Europaea (1993), Foreign Associate, US National Academy of Engineering (1995) and Advisory Professor, Harpin Institute of Technology, China (1995).

Quote: “It has always been a pleasure to participate in the annual meeting of TMS where highlights are the special lectures. The topics of these lectures are varied, the quality is high, and there is normally a large and interested audience. Therefore, besides being proud of being chosen as the recipient of the 2001 Robert Franklin Mehl Award, I look forward very much to presenting a lecture at the annual meeting of the Society where a special challenge is to present fundamental experiments and ideas in a way which may interest colleagues in fields which are not their own. Finally it is an honor to give this lecture in the name of Robert F. Mehl, whom I admired since my youth for his many contributions being a result of ideas based on deep understanding of important problems in the materials field followed by excellent experiments and clear physical models.”

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