The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society has chosen a Mines assistant professor of metallurgical and materials engineering to receive the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award, given annually to a younger member of the society who has shown exceptional promise for a successful career.
Corinne Packard was selected “for exceptional promise in determining mechanical behavior of materials at diminishing length scales across the spectrum of metals, ceramics and glasses.”
“Participating in TMS as a member and volunteer has had a huge impact on advancing my professional career,” Packard said. “The society and its meetings provide a great opportunity for interacting with others, from senior scientists all the way down to the students in Material Advantage, where I first got my start in TMS.”
Packard holds a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering and a PhD in materials science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined Mines in 2010 and received an NSF CAREER Award in 2014. She holds a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Packard’s research interests include mechanical properties and behavior of materials, especially at micro- and nano-scales; pressure-induced phase transformation in ceramics; stress-driven failure in renewable energy materials; and nanomechanical testing at elevated temperatures and in situ electrical measurement.
The award, funded by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, was established by Dr. Arthur C. Hardy in honor of his son, a junior member of AIME who had great promise in the field of physical metallurgy but died suddenly at the age of 25. The award includes the Hardy Medal, an engraved plate and a cash award donated by Ford Motor Company.
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