Prof. Zi-Kui Liu, FASM, Receives 2014 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award

January 09, 2014
Source: ASM International

ASM is pleased to announce that Zi-Kui Liu, FASM, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, is the 2014 J. Williard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award recipient.  He is cited "For his contributions in computational thermodynamics through integrated first-principles caluclations and the CALPHAD method and for the advancement of phase-equilibria theory, database development, materials design and promotion of thermodynamics."

The Gibbs Award was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of phase equilibria.  The award honors J. Willard Gibbs, one of America's greatest theoretical scientists.

In addition to many other contributions, Gibbs laid the thermodynamics foundations of phase equilibria with his brilliant essay, "On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Substances," published in 1876 and in 1878 in the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy

Prof. Liu will receive his award at MS&T'14 in October 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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