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Prof. Chawla Receives Brimacombe (Mid-Career) Medal from TMS

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) honored members who have made remarkable contributions in the field of materials science and engineering at the 142nd TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition March 3-7, 2013 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

One of the primary objectives of TMS is to recognize the accomplishments of its members. Each year the society presents more than 60 awards in several major categories, including Society, Young Leader, Division and other awards. For 2013, 25 TMS members received TMS Society Awards. Society honorees received their accolades at the TMS-AIME Annual Awards Presentation on March 5 in the Convention Center’s Lila Cockrell Theatre.

Arizona State Univerity’s Prof. Nikhilesh Chawla, FASM, was selected to receive the Brimacombe Medal for Achievements in Materials Science.  Chawla is the Fulton Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Engineering.  His research interests encompass the mechanical behavior and modeling of advanced materials at bulk and small-length scales.  Chawla is the editor of the Materials Science and Engineering journal and serves on the editorial board of other leading journals.


The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its 11,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.


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