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Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials & Society

The Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials & Society Award recognizes demonstrated leadership in promoting the understanding of the relations and the interactions between materials technology and societal interests/needs or contributions to materials technology that have had major impact on society.With this distinction Acta Materialia, Inc. not only intends to honor outstanding persons but also to improve the awareness of the fundamental importance and diversity of materials research, both within the community and the public at large.

The Materials & Society Award consists of a glass sculpture, an inscribed certificate, and a cash prize of US$ 10,000.

Candidates for this award may be proposed by Sponsoring or Cooperating Societies of Acta Materialia, Inc., by members of the Board of Governors, and by the Editors of Acta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia, and Scripta Materialia Journals. In addition, the Sponsoring Societies’ annual Materials and Society Lecturer will be an automatic nominee.

The nomination package should contain

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement by the nominator specifying the candidate’s suitability for the award
  • Letters of support from up to three established scientists
  • Citation of not more than 30 words

Nominations remain in effect for three years unless withdrawn or re-endorsed, with additional justification, for an additional two-year period. Current members of the Acta Materialia Board of Governors and of the Award Selection Committee are not eligible.

The Award Selection Committee is formed of five judges, themselves distinguished materials scientists.

The Acta Materialia Materials & Society Award is awarded each year, unless the judges feel no candidate is qualified. The presentation is made at a venue approved by the Acta Materialia Executive Committee. The Award will not be bestowed in absentia except in extraordinary circumstances.

Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary (Prof. Carolyn Hansson, chansson@uwaterloo.ca), as a single file document preferably in PDF or Word format by 31 December of each year.

Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials & Society Award Recipients

2018

Julie Christodoulou

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2017

Warren Poole

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2016

Julia Schoenung

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2015

Tresa Pollack

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2014

Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr.

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2013

Jeffrey Wadsworth

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2012

Millie Dresselhous

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2011

Alan Taub

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2010

Marc Meyers

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2009

Carolyn Hansson

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2008

Bhakta Rath

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2007

Diran Apelian

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2006

Praveen Chaudhari

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2005

Alton D. Romig, Jr.

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2004

Siegfried Hecker

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2003

Larry Hench

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2002

Craig Barrett

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2001

Mary L. Good

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2000

William Bonfield

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1999

(No award made)

1998

Masato Sagawa

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1997

Merton Flemings

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1996

Albert Westwood

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1995

Morris Cohen

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1994

Robert Fullman

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1993

Frederick Seitz

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1992

Robert Jaffee

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1991

Alan Cottrell

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1990

Cyril Smith

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