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Professor Eric Taleff from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Mechanical Engineering (center), Paul Krajewski of General Motors, Inc. (right) and Jung-Kuei (Brian) Chang of Chung Hsin Electric and Machinery MFG Corp. (not pictured) were awarded the AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) annual meeting in July for a paper they co-wrote.

Professor Eric Taleff from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Mechanical Engineering (center), Paul Krajewski of General Motors, Inc. (right) and Jung-Kuei (Brian) Chang of Chung Hsin Electric and Machinery MFG Corp. (not pictured) were awarded the AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award at the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) annual meeting in July for a paper they co-wrote."

Professor Eric Taleff from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, along with Jung-Kuei 'Brian' Chang, of Chung Hsin Electric & Machinery MFG Corp., and Paul Krajewski, of General Motors Co. were awarded the AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) at the fall meeting for a paper they co-wrote entitled "Effect of Microstructure on Cavitation during Hot Deformation of a Fine-Grained Aluminum-Magnesium Alloy as Revealed through Three-Dimensional Characterization."

The Paper's Significance to Manufacturing

The results presented in this paper provide the fundamental, scientific framework necessary to understand, predict and ultimately prevent damage and fracture in aluminum alloys during forming at elevated temperatures. This new understanding directly impacts commercial manufacturing technologies used to produce lightweight components for the automotive and aerospace industries. Hot forming of light alloys is used for the advanced manufacturing of the most complex components. General Motors, a partner in this research, is a world leader in this technology and its implementation in mass production. A recent Reuter's article explains the practical application of this work in automotive manufacturing.

Award Criteria

The Matheson Award recognizes a paper, or series of closely related papers with at least one common author, which represents the most notable contribution to metallurgical science in the award period.

Taleff, Chang and Krajewski wrote:

"We are extremely honored to accept this award as a team of investigators from industry and academia. The collaborative research and close-knit teamwork that produced this paper brought us both joy and rewarding professional growth. By applying advanced experimental tools for three-dimensional microstructure characterization, this paper answered fundamental scientific questions that have important ramifications in industrial practice. Because we are all long-time TMS members, we understand this paper to reflect the strength of TMS in supporting unique industry-academia interactions that are critical to answering many of today's most important questions."

TMS

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its 11,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.

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