Langdon Receives Acta Materialia Gold
AME Professor Terry Langdon has been selected the 2012 recipient
of the Acta Materialia Gold Medal by the Board of
Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. The Gold Medal is
an international award to recognize leadership in materials research
and one of the most prestegious prizes in the field.
The award is give almost anually with Langdon being the
38th recipient of the Gold Medal since it was instituted in
list of recipients
is a Who's Who of materials science.
Professor Langdon is well qualified for this award. He had published
over 700 papers in the field. In the 1980's and 1990's he was a major
contributor in superplasticity research. In 1993 he and his
collaborators published the first work outside of Russia on the
processing and properties of ultrafine-grained metals fabricated
through severe plastic deformation. More recently he has been a
leader in Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP) and High Pressure
Torsion (HPT) research.
Awarding of the Acta Materialia Gold Medal is administered by the
Board of Directors of Acta Materialia, Inc. with partial financial
support from the publisher Elsevier, Ltd. Acta Materialia, Inc. is
supported by the scientific societies ASM International and The
Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society and is affiliated with an
additional 35 scientific societies from around the world in related
disciplines. Acta Materialia's primary function is to publish the
journals Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, and
Professor Langdon will receive the gold medal, an inscribed
certificate, and a check at an award ceremony at an Acta Materialia
Gold Medal Symposium, held as part of the E-MRS Fall Meeting in
Warsaw, Poland, on 17-21 September, 2012.