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AAAS Fellow Karl Gschneidner Receives the Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award

AAAS Fellow Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, was recently honored with the 2014 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award. The award honors scientists who have made a major positive impact on society through materials science. Gschneidner was selected for the award by an international panel of judges appointed by the Acta Materialia board of governors, according to an Ames Lab press release provided to AAAS MemberCentral.

"Gschneidner, known as 'Mr. Rare Earth,' is considered the world's foremost authority on the science of rare earths, a group of elements that are necessary ingredients in clean-energy technologies, including electric-drive car motors, and direct-drive wind turbines; personal electronics, such as color televisions, computers, cell phones, and sound systems; and military applications," the lab reports.

Congratuations to Gschneidner for this distinguished honor.

To read the full press release annoucing Gschneidner's award, please click here.