Rohit Trivedi wins 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award

Dr. Rohit Trivedi has been selected to receive the 2017 AIME Honorary Membership Award.

The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) honors Trivedi “for his manifold and lasting contributions to the understanding and control of microstructures in solidification and phase transformations, key elements in materials processing.”

Trivedi is one of two recipients of this prestigious award in 2017. The second recipient is Reza Abbaschian, Dean of Bourns College of Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

Trivedi will be recognized and receive the award at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition on February 26-March 2, 2017 in San Diego, California.

The award consists of a three-inch silver medallion, hung from a blue and white ribbon that bears the institute insignia, Trivedi’s name and year of presentation. A shadowbox frame with his name on an engraved nameplate is provided for display of the medallion. As an Honorary Member, Trivedi can also wear the medallion at appropriate functions, such as the annual banquet. The framed certificate bears a citation indicating Trivedi’s service or achievement. He will also be given a lapel pin, which is a replica of the medallion.

About Rohit Trivedi

Rohit Trivedi is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University. He received his B.Tech (Hons) in metallurgical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1960 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1966.

He is the author or co-author of well over 200 technical articles based on his research on solidification microstructures, solid-solid phase transformations and surface properties.  He has also authored a book: “Materials in Art and Technology”.

His numerous awards include the John Hunt Medal from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London; Bruce Chalmers and Champion H. Mathewson Medals from TMS-AIME; Henry Marion Howe Medal from ASM International; Fellow of ASM International, and senior Fulbright and senior Alexander von Humboldt fellow Awards. The results of his microgravity research were selected by the American Astronautical Society as “One of the top discoveries in microgravity on International Space Station in 2013.” At Iowa State University, he was named the Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, and received the David R. Boylan eminent faculty award for research in engineering. Trivedi has also been invited to serve as visiting professor at Stanford University, Guest Professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, and invited professor at Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland and University of Aix-Marseille in Marseille, France.

About AIME

AIME Honorary Membership is one of the highest honors that the Institute can bestow on an individual. This award recognizes outstanding service or distinguished scientific or engineering achievement in the fields embracing the activities of AIME and its Member Societies. This is considered a pinnacle award.

The award was established in 1872 and bestowed in appreciation of outstanding service to the institute or in recognition of distinguished scientific or engineering achievement in the fields embracing, broadly speaking, the activities of the institute.

AIME is an acronym for American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

Member societies include Society for Mining, Metallugy, and Exploration, The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, The Association for Iron & Steel Technology and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Information for this announcement is from AIME and TMS.

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