May 15, 2014
Laughlin Presented with Bain Award
At the May 15, 2014 meeting of the Pittsburgh Golden Chapter of the ASM International, Professor David Laughlin was given the Edgar C. Bain Award. This award is given to "an outstanding member (of ASM International) for valuable contributions to the metallurgical and materials community." Robert Dax (CMU alumni) who presented the award, noted that it was first given in 1973 to Professor Robert F. Mehl of CMU. On being presented with the award, Laughlin pointed out that Bain not only is known for "Bainite" and the "Bain Strain" but was also the first American scientist to report on the existence of superlattice reflections in "x-ray spectrograms" of atomic ordering alloys.