Saturday, January 1, 2005

Jim Howe receives the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's "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.

James Howe

“Static and In-Situ High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Investigations of the Atomic Structure and Dynamics of Massive Transformation Interfaces in a Ti-Al Alloy”Metallurgical & Materials Transactions, vol. 33A, August 2002

Biography: James Howe is a professor and director of the Electron Microscope Facility at the University of Virginia. His current research emphasizes the application of high resolution and analytical transmission electron microscope techniques to study the mechanisms and kinetics of phase transformations in nanoparticles and the behavior of interphase boundaries at the atomic level

Prof. Howe has received several prestigious awards for his research, including a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation in 1985, a Humboldt Senior Research Award from the von Humboldt Foundation in Germany in 1999, and the Materials Science Research Silver Medal from ASM International in 2000. He was elected a Fellow of ASM International in 1997.

Quote: “Metallurgical and Materials Transactions is one of the top journals in the field due to its excellent peer review system. To be recognized by this system as making a notable contribution to metallurgical or materials science is truly a great honor. TMS meetings are an ideal forum to exchange ideas and the research reported in this paper is an outcome of that process. It evolved over a period of several years based on discussions at various TMS meetings and was first presented during the Massive Transformation Symposium at the TMS Fall Meeting in 2002. It is particularly satisfying to share this award with fellow TMS members.”

—James Howe on behalf of the Champion B. Mathewson Award Winners