The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) awarded the 2016 John Hunt Medal to Professor Alain Karma for his outstanding contributions to alloy solidification research. The award citation notes that “Alain’s insight into statistical and nonlinear physics has allowed him to solve some of the major problems of the development of solidification microstructures. He has also substantially contributed to the development of mathematical techniques for this kind of highly non-linear problems and specifically to the foundations of the today much used phase field method.”
Alain is scheduled to give the John Hunt Memorial lecture at the upcoming 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing 25th-28th July 2017, Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, UK.
More information about the award can be found at: http://www.iom3.org/iom3-awards-2016#16%20achievement