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Recipient: 2004 William Hume-Rothery Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's William Hume-Rothery Award was established in 1972 by the Institute of Metals Division of TMS and recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the science of alloys. The award includes an invitation to the recipient to be the honored lecturer at the William Hume-Rothery Memorial Symposium during the TMS Annual Meeting.
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Hubert I. Aaronson

Lecture Title: “Low Energy and Low Mobility Structures at Irrational Interphase Boundaries, and Compliance with Nucleation Theory”

Biography: Hubert Aaronson is the R.F. Mehl University Professor Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has received numerous honors and awards including; the TMS C. H. Mathewson Gold Medal, TMS Educator Award, TMS Institute of Metals Lecture and R. F. Mehl Medal, and TMS Fellow. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997 and received Honorary Membership of the Japan Institute of Metals in 1996. Prof. Aaronson has served as a member and chair of many TMS and ASM committees, including the Phase Transformations Committee since its inception in 1970. He has worked to ensure a continuing flow of symposia emphasizing fundamental aspects of phase transformations and encouraging open discussion of significant controversies. He has authored or co-authored over 325 publications.


Quote:“The Hume-Rothery Award represents to me recognition of more than 50 years of continuous effort to understand the atomic mechanisms of diffusional nucleation and growth. For more than 50 years, TMS has been my technical ‘ home’ and my main channel of communication with the physical metallurgical community. TMS Fall and Winter Meetings provide the technical highlights of each year and I continue to look forward to each one.”

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