CIRCS director Alain Karma is awarded the 2008 Bruce Chalmers Award by TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) for his interdisciplinary work at the interface of physics and materials science. Award citation: “For his many outstanding and innovative contributions to the science and technology of solidification and for providing exceptional insight into the fundamentals of microstructure evolution”. Bruce Chalmers Award: The Bruce Chalmers Award was established in 1989 by the Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division of TMS and is named for Bruce Chalmers, widely acknowledged as the father of modern solidification science. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of solidification science.