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2017 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award Recipient Announced
December 20, 2016
Source: ASM International
ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, is pleased to announce that Dr. Gunnar Nils Eriksson, scientist, GTT Technologies, Germany, is the 2017 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award recipient. He is cited for:
"Development of software for calculation of multicomponent, multiphase chemical equilibria, and phase diagrams of various types, which promoted the application of computational thermodynamics in materials science and engineering."
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. Originally proposed by the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Committee, the award supports ASM's strong brand identity and reputation in the field of phase diagrams. The J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award is endowed by QuesTek Innovations LLC.
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.
Dr. Eriksson will receive his award at MS&T'17 in October 2017, in Pittsburgh.
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