Peers honor top materials scientists, engineers

(Nanowerk News) The world's premier society of materials scientists and engineers has announced the winners of several distinguished awards that honor science and service in a fast-moving field that shapes our daily lives.
The accolades from ASM International, the Materials Information Society recognize 15 scientists and three students. ASM will bestow the honors at its annual awards banquet during MS&T 2011, the Materials Science & Technology conference, in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
The honorees work in industry, government, academia and other settings to understand the properties of, and discover new uses for, materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers and nanoparticles. The field's experts and their innovations undergird advances in everything from spacecraft, smart phones and medical technology to corrosion-resistant screws and long-lasting tires.
ASM, a nonprofit professional association, boasts more than 36,000 members worldwide from many scientific and engineering disciplines. Its board of directors judged the award nominations.
Source: ASM International