Beginning in 2020, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) will honor long-time member, TMS Fellow, and Stanford Materials Science Professor EmeritusWilliam D. Nix with a namesake award to celebrate his contributions to and influence on the field. The new William D. Nix Award will highlight and promote continued progress and innovation relevant to research in the underlying mechanisms and mechanical behavior of macro-, micro-, and nanoscale materials.
Through a fund established within the TMS Foundation by Nix’s doctoral students, the award will include a medal, certificate, and $5,000 cash prize. The recipient will also present a lecture at the same annual meeting at which they receive their award.
In an article to be published in the March 2019 issue of JOM, Kevin Hemker, 2018 TMS President, explains why he and several of Nix’s other past graduate students wanted to create this award. “We hope to honor Bill and the tremendous legacy that he has developed and shared with the materials community; to highlight and promote continued progress and innovation relevant to research into the underlying mechanisms and mechanical behavior of materials; and to emphasize the critically impactful role that mentors play in our profession.”
The inaugural William D. Nix Award will be presented at the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony during the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, February 23–27, 2020 in San Diego, California.
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