Langdon Receives NanoSPD Achievement Award
AME Professor Terry Langdon has received the NanoSPD Achievement Award
5th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic
(NanoSPD5) at the confernce banquet in Nanjing, China on March
The International Conferences on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic
Deformation is a series of meetings held triennially and attended by
specialists interested in the mechanics of modifying the grain
structure of metals through severe plastic deformation--essentially
forming the metal as if it were modelling clay--to produce desirable
properties including an exceptionally small grain size, very high
strength and a superplastic forming capability. The first of these
conferences was held in Moscow in 1999 and it has been held in various
cities in Europe and Asia over the last decade. The 5th such
conference was held March 21-25, 2011, in Nanjing, hosted by the
Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanjing University
of Science and Technology.
The NanoSPD Achievement Award was introduced in 2008, to recognize
outstanding achievements within the field of nanomaterials processed
using severe plastic deformation. The first award was presented to
Prof. Herbert Gleiter, former Director of the Institute of
Nanotechnology in Karlsruhe, at NanoSPD4 in Goslar, Germany, in
August, 2008. Langdon received the second award recently at NanoSPD5
in Nanjing. The citation on the certificate reads, "in recognition of
his pioneering role in advancing research in nanomaterials and his
life-long achievements in materials science and engineering."
Prof. Ruslan Valiev (Chairman of the International NanoSPD5
Steering Committee) presents Terry with a framed certificate and
a commemorative plaque. Professor Jing Tao Wang of Nanjing
University of Science and Technology is standing on the left
with Mady Langdon on the right.
Cover of the plaque case.
Emblem inside the cover.
—TGL & DAP