Professors Bourell, Korgel and Taleff Receive International Awards
Three professors affiliated with the Materials Science & Engineering Program at the University of Texas at Austin have recently received international awards.
David Bourell, professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Director of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication, received the Academic Career Award at the 5th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping in Leiria, Portugal in October, 2011. The award acknowledges his outstanding works and achievements in the field of Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Bourell also received the SFF Symposium International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award in August, 2011. This award is given annually to an individual who has made significant research contributions to the field over an extended period of time.
Brian Korgel, professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, received the Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum in the fall of 2011. His reception of this award was based on his pioneering contributions to the art of nanocrystal and nanowire synthesis, elucidation of fundamental aspects of self-assembly, and development of new technologies based on nanomaterials. He was also named the Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Science for 2011-2012.
Eric Taleff, professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, received the Structural Materials Division Distinguished Service Award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) at the 2012 TMS Annual Meeting. He received this award in recognition of over fifteen years of continued service and leadership in the organization’s Structural Materials Division.