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Chawla elected ASM International Fellow

August 26, 2008

Nikhilesh Chawla, a professor in the School of Materials, has been elected an ASM International Fellow. The award recognizes members for distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering.

Chawla is being recognizing for work in multiphase microstructures and mechanical behavior and modeling of advanced materials.

As a Fellow, he becomes part of a forum of technical and professional leaders who serve as advisors to the society.

Chawla is the youngest person to be elected an ASM Fellow, since the inception of the award in 1969.

“Being associated with ASM International throughout my student and professional life has been very instructive and enjoyable,” he says, “Election to the status of fellow of ASM is one of the highlights of my career. It is an honor to be included among such a distinguished group of individuals in the field of materials science and engineering.”

Chawla has written or co-written more than 100 materials science and engineering articles and serves on the editorial board of prominent professional publications, including Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, Advanced Engineering Materials, and Materials Characterization.

He won the 2004 Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers presented by ASM International, and the 2006 Young Leaders Tutorial Lecture presented by The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.

ASM International promotes progress in the materials field by organizing conferences around the world, as well as supporting educational, career-guidance and networking services and activities for scientists and engineers.

The School of Materials is jointly administered by ASU’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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