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Dr. Patrice Turchi Selected as the 2019 Recipient of the J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award
June 07, 2018
Source: ASM International
ASM is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrice Turchi, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, is the 2019 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award recipient. His citation reads:
“For outstanding and pioneering contributions in the application of first-principles, quantum-mechanical calculations to the modeling of phase equilibria and thermodynamic behavior of alloys.”
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.