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Professor Alan Luo receives 2021 Bruce Chalmers Award for outstanding contributions to light metal processing, alloy development and automotive applications

Alan Luo Bruce Chalmers Award March 2021 TMS Ohio State
Luo receives Bruce Chalmers Award at the 2021 TMS virtual meeting  |  March 15, 2021

Professor Alan Luo has been awarded the 2021 Bruce Chalmers Award by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) for his outstanding contributions to light metal processing, alloy development and automotive applications.

The Bruce Chalmers Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science or technology of materials processing, and includes a life-time membership to TMS. The award honors Bruce Chalmers, a professor of metallurgy and former master of John Winthrop House at Harvard University. Chalmers was a senior researcher in physics and atomic energy during and after World War II in Britain. He joined the Harvard faculty as the Gordon McKay Professor of Metallurgy in 1953. Chalmers served as master of Winthrop House, an undergraduate residence, from 1964 to 1975. He retired in 1977 after 24 years as a professor in Harvard's division of engineering and applied sciences. Harvard University called him “an authority in the field of metallurgy”.

“I am greatly honored to receive the prestigious TMS Bruce Chalmers Award and deeply humbled to be associated with its namesake, a pioneer in solidification science, and to join my esteemed colleagues of past awardees. This award recognizes my research in light metals casting and forming, alloy development and automotive applications. I am grateful for the tremendous support and contributions from my industrial collaborators, university colleagues and many students and post-docs. I also thank TMS for providing excellent technical meetings and networking opportunities for my research and career development.”

Professor Alan Luo

This award was given to Luo at the TMS 2021 Virtual Meeting on March 15-18, where he also received the Light Metals Division (LMD) Distinguished Service Award for his “outstanding contributions to the light metals industry and sustained services to LMD and TMS”.