June 01, 2015
Massalski receives Lee Hsun Award
Ted Massalski, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, recently returned from a two-week invited lecture tour in China. He delivered the 67th Dachi (Wisdom) lecture at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he received the Lee Hsun Award for his significant impact and great contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. He also gave a memorial lecture at the Institute of Metal Research in Shenyang and another lecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In his talks, Massalski discussed several topics, including phase diagrams, compilations of data, international cooperation, phase stability measurements and theories, laws of thermodynamics, practical use of phase diagrams and the very fast computer calculations that will shape the future in the field. In addition to lecturing, he met with faculty members and students at each university. Topics of discussion with students included massive transformations and meteorites and cosmology. Massalski, who has won numerous honors and awards, is a former director of the Mellon Institute for Research.