Aaronson Award

The organizing committee of PTM2021 is pleased to announce the offering of the “Aaronson Award”, an award to be given every PTM conference to an outstanding graduate student or young researcher in recognition of his/her exceptional contribution to the physical metallurgy of phase transformations. The award is intended to commemorate Prof. Aaronson’s passion to understand phase transformations as exemplified through his teaching, scientific research, and in particular, his support and mentoring of students and young colleagues in the field. The award is open to all current graduate students or those who have graduated less than three years prior to PTM2021 (i.e. on or after July 1, 2017). Students should indicate that they wish to apply for the award when submitting their abstract for the conference. An application will consist of a curriculum vitae and a reference letter from their immediate supervisor, including a statement that they are eligible for the award.

 

Applications should be sent as pdf-file to Conference Secretariat (ptm2020@csm.org.cn) before January 31, 2021.

 

Please refer also to the official conference website: www.ptm2020.com regarding further information. Based on these applications a short list of nominees will be selected. These nominees will be expected to present their papers orally at the conference and as a paper in the proceedings. The written papers and oral presentations will serve as an important criterion to finalize the selection of the awardee.

Hubert I. Aaronson:

Prof. Hubert I. Aaronson, simply known as Hub to his friends and colleagues, was a founding member of the PTM conference series. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). Hub greatly influenced the field of solid-solid phase transformations through his publication of more than 300 scientific papers, teaching and support of young colleagues, and in organizing highly focused conferences on key topics important to the development of the field. He was particularly well known for his major contributions to the subjects of diffusional nucleation and growth, and the mechanisms of phase transformations. Hub was recognized with many awards, and was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; a fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, and ASM International; and an honorary member of the Japan Institute of Metals. Hub’s passion to understand phase transformations, his impressive knowledge of the literature, his excellent experimental technique, and the high standards he set for himself and others in every aspect of scientific research, were an inspiration to his students and colleagues. As R.F. Mehl Professor Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University, Hub pursued his passion for phase transformations until his passing in December 2005, not long after the PTM2005 conference. The PTM conference series will honor Hub’s many contributions to solid-solid phase transformations, and in particular to his support of students and young colleagues in the field, by offering the “Aaronson Award”, an award to be given every PTM conference to an outstanding graduate student or young researcher in recognition of his/her exceptional contribution to the physical metallurgy of phase transformations. 

Key Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline:
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline:
Sunday, January 31, 2021

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