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William Hume-Rothery Award (TMS, USA)
Professor Rainer Schmid-Fetzer was distinguished with the William Hume-Rothery Award by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) on February 18, 2014, in San Diego, CA. This is the highest recognition in the field of science of alloys, given by TMS since 1974. A scientific honoring symposium was held through three days with over 40 presentations in five different subject areas related to the work of Rainer Schmid-Fetzer. His opening lecture was entitled "Phase Diagrams - the Beginning of Wisdom". Award ceremony and symposium were held as part of the 2014 TMS Annual Meeting that attracted over 4000 participants. Professor Schmid-Fetzer says "I feel deeply honored to join the ranks of the very few scientists receiving both the William Hume-Rothery Award (TMS, USA) and the Hume-Rothery Prize (IoM3, England). I am grateful to the many colleagues and friends who joined me for my honoring symposium. And the live music by Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser and cello ace Natalie Haas after the award ceremony was just the cherry on the cake".
Hume Rothery Award
Rainer Schmid-Fetzer receives the William Hume-Rothery Award from TMS President Professor Elizabeth Holm in San Diego.
Hume Rothery Award
The medal shows British metallurgist WHR who gave the name to this award.
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Top Cited Author 2011
Professor Rainer Schmid-Fetzer was recognized as

Top Cited Author 2011

by the publisher Elsevier as co-author of the article

PANDAT Software with PanEngine, PanOptimizer and PanPrecipitation for Materials Property Simulation of Multi-Component Systems, by W. Cao, S. Chen, F. Zhang, K. Wu, Y. Yang, Y.A. Chang, R. Schmid-Fetzer, W. A. Oates: Calphad, 33, 328-342 (2009)
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Elsevier Top Cited Author
The newly enhanced PANDAT, integrating PanEngine, PanOptimizer and PanPrecipitation, bridges thermodynamic calculation, property optimization, and kinetic simulation of multi-component systems based on CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagram) approach. This software package, in combination with thermodynamic/kinetic/thermo-physical databases, provides an integrated workspace for phase diagram calculation and materials property simulation of multi-component systems. The simulation results, which include thermodynamic, kinetic, thermo-physical properties, and microstructure related information, are critically needed in materials design, in the selection of parameters for fabrication steps such as heat treatment, prediction of performance, and failure analysis. In addition to the functionalities provided by PANDAT as a stand-alone program, its calculation/optimization engines (PanEngine, PanOptimizer and PanPrecipitation) are built as shared libraries and enable their integration with broader applications in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.


Hume Rothery Prize
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3), London, awarded the

Hume Rothery Prize

to Professor Rainer Schmid-Fetzer. In recognition of distinguished achievements concerned with phase relationship in metallic materials or non-metallic materials of metallurgical interest, this for prize was given for his international career spanning over three decades. He specialises in phase equilibria by experiment and calculation from thermodynamic data and is interested in industrial applications of research. He has developed computer programs and techniques to calculate phases equilibria and has provided sets of self-consistent parameters for calculation purposes by critically assessing phase diagrams and thermodynamic data.
IoM3 Hume-Rothery Prize Rainer Schmid-Fetzer at the award ceremony with the president of IoM3, Barry Lye.
Lee Hsun Lecture Award
Professor Schmid-Fetzer received the

"Lee Hsun Lecture Award"

in Shenyang, China. This award is given by the world-renowned Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS) and its Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science (SYNL). The award was presented to Prof. Schmid-Fetzer "For his outstanding contribution in materials science and engineering" on May 31, 2010. Following the award ceremony, he delivered his lecture "Computational Thermodynamics: Applications in Magnesium Alloy Technology".
Lee Hsun Lecture Award
Prof. Schmid-Fetzer and Prof. Enhou Han at the award ceremony in Shenyang, China.
APDIC Best Paper Award 2010
Jointly with two co-authors from his group, Dr. Andreas Janz and Dr. Joachim Gröbner, Prof. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer received the APDIC Best Paper Award 2010 for the best published manuscript on alloy phase diagram data in the year 2009. APDIC, the Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission, coordinates worldwide activities of 17 member organizations involving 20 countries. The award was given for the paper "Thermodynamics and constitution of Mg-Al-Ca-Sr-Mn alloys - Part I and II", published in Journal of Phase Equilibria & Diffusion, vol 30, pp 146-156 and 157-175 (2009). The prime novelty of that work is a procedure to identify key sample compositions in multicomponent alloys, providing the most crucial information with limited experimental effort. Experimental work with Mg-rich alloys demonstrates the viability of that approach and validates the predictions. Andreas Dr. Andreas Janz
APDIC Chairman, Prof. Andre Luiz Costa e Silva confers the award to Prof. Schmid-Fetzer at the Calphad banquet in Jeju, Korea, May 26, 2010.
Joachim Dr. Joachim Gröbner


TMS 2008 Magnesium - Fundamental Research Award
For the second time in row the TMS Magnesium Fundamental Research Award is given to the group of Prof. Schmid-Fetzer. Jointly with two co-authors from his group, Dr. Andreas Janz and Dr. Joachim Gröbner, he received the award for the best contribution delivered in 2008, "The Mg-Al-Zn-Mn-Ca-Sr alloy system: Backbone of understanding phase formation in AXJ alloys and modifications of AZ and AM alloys with Ca or Sr", at the 2009 Annual Meeting of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). TMS 2008 Magnesium - Fundamental Research Award Dr. Eric A. Nyberg confers the Magnesium Fundamental Research Award to Prof. Schmid-Fetzer at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, February 16, 2009.


Tammann-Gedenkmünze 2008
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM) verleiht Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer die
Tammann-Gedenkmünze 2008

für grundlegende Arbeiten zur Thermodynamik und Konstitution fortschrittlicher Werkstoffe mit weitreichenden Anwendungen auf die Phasen- und Gefügebildung von Legierungen sowie auf Grenzflächenreaktionen. Durch gelungene Kombination von theoretischer Modellierung mit gezielten Experimenten hat er die Werkstoffthermodynamik zu einem anwendungsrelevanten Forschungskonzept insbesondere bei elektronischen Materialien und Magnesiumlegierungen weiterentwickelt.
Tammann-Gedenkmünze Prof. Schmid-Fetzer erhält die Tammann-Gedenkmünze aus den Händen des Vorsitzenden der DGM, Dr. Frank Heinricht, in Nürnberg im September 2008.
TMS 2007 Magnesium - Fundamental Research Award
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) awarded the TMS Magnesium Fundamental Research Award to the group of Prof. Schmid-Fetzer. Jointly with four co-authors from his group, Dr. Joachim Gröbner, Dipl.-Ing. Djordje Mirkovic, Dr. Andreas Janz und Dr. Artem Kozlov, he received the award for the best contribution delivered in 2007, "Constitution of Magnesium Alloys". This work elaborates the quantitative calculation of phase formation in multicomponent magnesium alloys.
TMS 2007 Magnesium - Fundamental Research Award
Prof. Schmid-Fetzer receives the award from Dr. Randy S. Beals at the TMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, March 10, 2008.
TMS 2007 Magnesium - Fundamental Research Award
All awardees in front of the Institute of Metallurgy in Clausthal: Dipl.-Ing. Mirkovic, Dr. Gröbner, Prof. Schmid-Fetzer, Dr. Janz and Dr. Kozlov (from left to right).


Fellow of ASM International
Prof. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer was elected as

Fellow of ASM International.

ASM International, formerly the American Society for Metals, bestowed the high honor of Fellow of the Society to him "For important contributions to the constitution and thermodynamics of materials, interfacial reactions in bulk and thin-film electronic materials, metals and composites, and contacts to compound semiconductors.


Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM) verleiht Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer und Herrn Dr. Karanam Bhanumurthy den

Werner-Köster-Preis 1996

Werner Koester
Werner Köster
RSF und Bhanu
R. Schmid-Fetzer and K. Bhanumurthy
Mit diesem Preis wird ein hervorragender Aufsatz in der Zeitschrift für Metallkunde ausgezeichnet. Der Aufsatz muss sich mit einer grundlegenden Originalarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Metallkunde befassen. Der Preis wurde im Jahr 1996 von der DGM zusammen mit dem Carl Hanser Verlag für die folgende Arbeit verliehen:
Experimental study of ternary Pd-Si-C phase equilibria and Pd/SiC interface reactions
K. Bhanumurthy and R. Schmid-Fetzer. Z. Metallkde., 87, 244-253 (1996)

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