William L. Johnson
"For the development of slow cooling methods for the fabrication of bulk metallic glasses with remarkable mechanical properties and the characterization and application of these materials."Background:
William L. Johnson received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech in 1974. After working at IBMs Watson Research Center from 1975-77, he returned to Caltech as a faculty member in 1977. He has held the Ruben Mettler Professiorship in Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech since 1988. Johnson was a Visiting Professor and Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished Fellow at the Univ. of Gottingen, Germany, in 1988. Johnson was named as the recipient of the TMS Hume-Rothery Award in 1996, the MRS Gold Medal Award in 1998, and the Franklin Mehl Award of TMS in 2004. He is s member of the National Academy of Engineering (class of 2000) and the National Academy of Sciences (class of 2007) and is a Fellow of both ASM and The Metals Society. A inventor on over 20 U.S. Patents, he co-founded a company, Liquidmetal Technologies Inc., which has pioneered the commercialization of bulk amorphous metals in engineering applications.
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