HIGHL IGHTS A D V A N C E D M A T E R I A L S & P R O C E S S E S | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 5 5 Student Board Members for 2020-2021 Announced The ASM Board of Trustees values the insights, ideas, and participation of Material Advantage students. The Stu- dent Board Member program provides the opportunity to attend four board meetings where the students will meet and work with leading technical professionals and gain leadership skills that will benefit them throughout their career. The next deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. Details can be found on the ASM website. Ho Lun Chan Cal Poly Pomona Ho Lun Chan (Lun) is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in materials engineering at the University of Virginia. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. Chan has a strong passion for corrosion and electrochem- istry research, working with Dr. John Scully, FASM (UVA), to study the passiv- ity of irradiated nuclear-reactor alloys in extreme environments, and with Dr. Vilupanur Ravi, FASM (CPP), to investigate the microstructural-corrosion behavior of aluminum foams and additively-manufactured steels. A materials entrepreneur, Chan has co-founded two start-up organizations during his undergraduate career. His goal is to pioneer electrochemical technologies for real-time corro- sion management, extraterrestrial mining, and neurological research. Payam Emadi Ryerson University Payam Emadi is a Ph.D. candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Depart- ment at Ryerson University, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. C. Ravi Ravindran, FASM. Emadi’s research involves the development of high- strength and lightweight magnesium alloys for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Specifically, his work aims to promote uniform and finer magnesium grain structures via advanced processing methods. These include the addition of novel nucleants as well as the optimization of high-intensity ultrasonic irradiation. Emadi’s research is motivated by the potential to increase magnesium usage in industry, thereby improving fuel efficiency and decreasing emissions through lightweighting. Chan GIBBS AWARD Gilliams Emadi Casey Gilliams Colorado School of Mines Casey Gilliams is currently a fourth-year graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in metallurgical and materials engineering with the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Cen- ter (ASPPRC) at the Colorado School of Mines. She graduated with her B.S. in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida in 2017. Her area of research focuses on the optimization of quench and partitioned steels, particularly with respect to processing, microstruc- ture, and performance. She is interested in heat treatment, formability, and failure analysis. Prof. John Ågren Named 2021 Recipient of J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award ASM is pleased to announce that Prof. John Ågren, FASM, Professor Emeritus, KTH Royal Institute of Tech- nology, Stockholm, Sweden, is the 2021 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award recipient. His citation reads: “For pioneering work in the field of computational thermodynamics and kinetics and their application to mate- rials design and process improvement.” The Gibbs Award was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of phase equilibria. The award honors J. Willard Gibbs, one of America’s great- est theoretical scientists. Originally proposed by the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Committee, the award supports ASM’s strong brand identity and reputation in the field of phase diagrams. The J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award is endowed by QuesTek Innovations LLC. In addition to many other contributions, Gibbs laid the thermodynamics foundations of phase equilibria with his brilliant essay, “On the Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Sub- stances,” published in 1876 and in 1878 in the Transactions of the Connecticut Academy . Ågren