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July 21, 2017. The NanoSPD Achievement Award was introduced in 2008 in order to recognize outstanding achievements within the field of SPD processing and nanomaterials.  Awards were presented to Herbert Gleiter (Germany) in 2008, Terry Langdon (U.S.A.) in 2011 and Yuri Estrin (Australia) in 2014.  For 2017 the NanoSPD International Steering Committee selected Zenji Horita (Japan) as the award recipient and the photo shows Zenji receiving the official plaque and a toy koala from Ruslan Valiev.  Following the procedure introduced at NanoSPD6 in 2014, two NanoSPD Young Researcher Awards were presented for outstanding contributions to research by members of the NanoSPD community under the age of 40 years.  These two winners were Anton Hohenwarter (Austria) and Megumi Kawasaki (Korea) and the photos show them receiving their awards from Ruslan Valiev and Terry Langdon.  

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July 21, 2017. NanoSPD7, the 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation, was held at the University of Sydney in Australia on July 2-7, 2017, with Prof. Xiaozhou Liao as Chair and Prof. Yuri Estrin as Honorary Chair.  The conference was attended by more than 200 delegates from 24 different countries.  Each morning and afternoon session started with a Keynote presentation and this was followed by three parallel sessions.  The keynote speakers were Simon Ringer (Australia), Sergiy Divinski (Germany), Lei Lu (China), Megumi Kawasaki (Korea), Jing Tao Wang (China), Sergey Dobatkin (Russia), Tamas Ungar (Hungary) and Kaveh Edalati (Japan).  There were four dedicated Young Researcher sessions for postdocs and students with an award winner selected from each session for the best oral presentations.  These winners were Takahiro Masuda (Japan), Marat Latypov (France), Seung Mi Baek (Korea) and Pedro Henrique Pereira (U.K.).   There were also two awards for best poster presentations for Cai Chen (France) and Zheng Li (China).  The published papers are now available on the IOP Conference Series (Materials Science and Engineering, volume 194, 2017).  The group photo shows the participants at the meeting. More information about NanoSPD7 can be found HERE.

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Dec. 24, 2016. Every year the Brazilian Academy of Sciences elects a small number of young scientists and engineers as temporary members in the academy for a period of four years.  It is a pleasure to announce that Roberto Figueiredo, a member of the International NanoSPD Steering Committee and Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, has been elected a temporary member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences for the period 2017-2020.  Roberto was one of the winners of the NanoSPD Young Researcher Award at NanoSPD6 in Metz in 2014 and he is currently listed on Google Scholar with an h-index of 33.  

Nov. 8, 2016. Fellow of TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society) is the highest level of membership within this professional society and it is a rare honor because it is limited to not more than 100 living members.  It is therefore a very great pleasure to congratulate Yuntian Zhu of North Carolina State University for his selection as a 2017 TMS Fellow.  The citation reads "For pioneering contributions to the understanding of deformation physics of nanomaterials and the development of nanotechnologies to produce superior nanomaterials" and the award will be formally presented at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego in February 2017.  With this election, there are now three TMS Fellows on the NanoSPD International Steering Committee: the others are Terry Langdon and Ruslan Valiev.  

July 7, 2016. Professor Reinhard Pippan of the Erich Schmidt Institute of Materials Science in Leoben, Austria, received a THERMEC Distinguished Award on 1 June, 2016, at THERMEC’2016, the International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials in Graz, Austria.  The award was presented for Reinhard’s pioneering research in the field of fatigue/fracture and severe plastic deformation of advanced materials and for leadership in materials education in Austria.  The photo shows Reinhard (on right) receiving the award from Terry Langdon.

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July 3, 2016. The State Award of the Republic of Bashkortostan in Science and Engineering is awarded every two years for any aspect of science and engineering conducted by a research team based primarily within the republic.  The 2015 State Award was given to a team consisting of Profs. Ruslan Z. Valiev, Rinat Islamgaliev and Igor V. Alexandrov of Ufa State Aviation Technical University and Professor Terence G. Langdon.  The citation reads that the award was made for their collaborative research “on developments, study and applications of novel nanocrystalline materials.”  Langdon received his award on 21 June, 2016, during the annual scientific congress in Ufa and the photo shows him with Rustem Mardanov, the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

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July 2, 2016. In a special ceremony held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 15 June, 2016, Professor Terence Langdon was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University.  The degree was awarded in recognition of Langdon’s research on the processing and properties of nanostructured metals.  The photo shows Langdon with the Academic Council of the university: Langdon is standing between his wife Mady and Professor Andrei I. Rudskoi, Rector of the university.  A video of an interview conducted after the awards ceremony is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOJq6UFe7kY

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Jan.16, 2016. Congratulations to Ruslan Z. Valiev and Terence G. Langdon who, jointly with Profs. Rinat Islamgaliev and Igor V. Alexandrov of Ufa State Aviation Technical University, were awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Bashkortostan in Science and Technology for their series of research investigations on “The Development, Research and Application of New Nanocrystalline Materials”.   The award ceremony took place in Ufa on December 29, 2015, and was hosted by the Head of the Republic, Rustem Z. Khamitov.  The State Prize of the Republic of Bashkortostan is awarded every two years for significant contributions to the development of natural and technical sciences and the humanities, including the development of advanced technologies that provide innovative developments within the economic and social spheres.   The photos show Ruslan Valiev receiving the award from Rustem Khamitov, Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and Igor Alexandrov (on right) with Rustem Khamitov.

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Dec. 9, 2015. A special issue on Bulk Nanostructured Materialshas been published in Advanced Engineering Material. The issuecan be vieed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adem.v17.12/issuetoc.

Nov. 5, 2015.  The Somiya Award is presented biennially by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) for the most significant research conducted by an interactive group or team whose members are drawn from at least two continents.  The award is named for Prof. Shigeyuki Somiya, emeritus professor of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and later dean at Teikyo University of Science and Engineering.  The criteria for the Somiya Award include the publication in major journals of high quality research that is well recognized by the international materials community and has a major impact on technology or society.  The award recipients are selected by the IUMRS Commision on Awards from all nominations received.  For 2015 the Somiya Award was presented to Prof. Ruslan Valiev (Russia) and Prof. Yuntian Zhu (U.S.A.) for resolving the paradox of superior strength and ductility of ultrafine-grained metals through microstructural design.  Ruslan and Yuntian published their first joint paper in 1998 and have now collaborated on a total of 66 papers.  The formal award was presented to Ruslan on behalf of both recipients at the IUMRS International Conference on Advanced Materials in Jeju Island, Korea, on 28 October, 2015.  This is the second time this award has been given to members of the NanoSPD International Steering Committee because in 2005 the award was presented to Prof. Zenji Horita (Japan) and Prof. Terry Langdon (U.S.A.). The photo show Ruslan receiving the awards, presented by General Secretary of IUMRS, Prof. Robert P.H. Chang (center) and the Conference Chair, Prof. Soo Wohn Lee (right).

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September 25, 2015. Warsaw Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1900 as a Russian language institute providing engineering education in Poland.  In 1915, exactly 100 years ago, the name was changed to Warsaw University of Technology and the working language was changed to Polish.  Celebrations are now underway to mark the 100th anniversary of the university and the introduction, 45 years ago, of classes in metallurgy and materials science.  In a special award ceremony conducted in the university on September 25, 2015, seven senior professors were presented with Friend of the Faculty Awards to mark their long-term collaborations with the Faculty of Material Science and Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology.  Two of the awardees were Prof. Michael Zehetbauer (University of Vienna) and Prof. Terry Langdon (University of Southampton) who were recognized specifically for their collaborations in the field of NanoSPD.  The two photos show Michael and Terry receiving their awards with senior members of the university: the others in the photos are (from left) Prof. Jaroslaw Mizera, Dean of the Faculty of Material Science and Engineering, Prof. Dariusz Oleszak, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs, Prof. Jerzy Sobiecki, Vice-Dean for Student Affairs, and Prof. Stanislaw Wincenciak, Vice-Rector for Development.

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July 2, 2015. Every three years Thomson Reuters identifies outstanding Australian researchers and their teams that made a significant contribution to one of eleven fields across all domains of science, including engineering, social science and humanities. This year's award in the Materials Science category went to Professor Yuri Estrin for his work on Severe Plastic Deformation of Materials.

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August 14, 2014. Herbert Gleiter (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) and Terry Langdon (University of Southampton, U.K.) have been elected members of the Academia Europaea: they were the winners of the NanoSPD Achievement Award at NanoSPD4 in Germany in 2008 and NanoSPD5 in China in 2011, respectively.  The induction ceremony will be held in Darmstadt, Germany, in 2015.

August 12, 2014. The 69th ABM International Annual Congress, the annual meeting of the Brazilian Metallurgical Association, was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 21-24, 2014.  Incorporated within the meeting was the Second Pam American Materials Conference co-sponsored by TMS and consisting of several English-language symposia on topics of current interest.  One of these symposia was a one-day meeting on Ultrafine-Grained Materials organized by Roberto Figueiredo and Terence Langdon.  This symposium was well-attended and contained several presentations of interest to members of the NanoSPD community.  The photo shows some of the participants immediately after the close of the symposium: standing (from left) are Diana Marulanda (Antonio Nariño University, Bogota, Colombia), Hua Ding (Northeastern University, Shenyang, China), Yi Huang and Terence Langdon (University of Southampton, U.K.), Yan Huang (Brunel University, U.K.) and Roberto Figueiredo (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil).
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August 11, 2014. The papers from the NanoSPD6 conference in Metz, France, have now been published on the web as Open Access papers within Volume 63 of the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering.   The web address is http://iopscience.iop.org/1757-899X/63/1. Paper #011002 is a special report by Ruslan Z. Valiev and Terence G. Langdon entitled "Report of International NanoSPD Steering Committee and Statistics on Recent NanoSPD Activities."  This paper provides a broad summary of developments in the NanoSPD field since the NanoSPD5 conference in Nanjing, China.

July 10, 2014. The NanoSPD7 venue has been selected.  At a meeting of the International NanoSPD Steering Committee in Metz, France, on 1 July, 2014, the location for the 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation (NanoSPD7) was selected as Sydney, Australia.  The conference will take place in July 2017 with Prof. Xiaozhou Liao of the University of Sydney as Conference Chairman and Prof. Yuri Estrin as International Co-Chair.  Our warmest congratulations to Profs Liao and Estrin.  We are looking forward to meeting everybody and participating in an outstanding meeting in Australia in 2017. 

July 10, 2014.  The 6th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation (NanoSPD6) was held successfully in Metz, France, on June 29-July 4, 2014, under the leadership of Prof. Laszlo Toth of the Université de Lorraine.  The conference was an outstanding success with a record-breaking 428 participants from 42 different countries.  Each morning and afternoon session started with stand-alone Plenary talks by Irene Beyerlein (USA), Roberto Figueiredo (Brazil), Hyoung Seop Kim (Korea), Rimma Lapovok (Australia), Terry Lowe (USA), Ke Lu (China), Wolfgang Pantleon (Denmark), Reinhard Pippan (Austria), Xavier Sauvage (France), Nobuhiro Tsuji (Japan), Alexei Vinogradov (Russia) and Gerhard Wilde (Germany).  These Plenary sessions were followed by four parallel sessions of contributed papers.  There was also a lively poster session.  A total of 172 papers was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings which will appear very soon in the IOP Conference Series (an open access journal).  The group photo shows a large proportion of the participants.
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July 10, 2014. The NanoSPD Achievement Award was introduced in 2008 with the objective of recognizing outstanding achievements within the field of ultrafine-grained and  nanomaterials.  It is planned that this award will be presented every three years at the NanoSPD International Conferences.  The first award was presented to Prof. Herbert Gleiter at NanoSPD4 in Goslar, Germany, in August 2008 and the second award was presented to Prof. Terry Langdon at NanoSPD5 in Nanjing, China, in March, 2011.  This year the award was given to Prof. Yuri Estrin of Monash University, Australia.  The photo shows Prof. Ruslan Valiev (Chairman of the International NanoSPD Steering Committee) announcing the award with Prof. Yuri Estrin standing on the right and Edina Toth, Prof. Laszlo Toth’s daughter, assisting in the presentation on the left. 

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July 10, 2014.  In 2014, the NanoSPD International Steering Committee decided to introduce a new award specifically to encourage research in the field of NanoSPD by young scientists.  This award, known as the NanoSPD Young Researcher Award, will be given every three years at the NanoSPD International Conferences to recipients under the age of 40 years who have made outstanding contributions to NanoSPD research.  For 2014 the inaugural awards were given to Prof. Roberto Figueiredo of the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and Dr. Ilchat Sabirov of IMDEA in Spain.  The photos show Prof. Figueiredo(left photo) and Dr. Sabirov receiving their awards from Prof. Ruslan Valiev.
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July 10, 2014.  The NanoSPD International Steering Committee was initially formed at NanoSPD2 in Vienna, Austria, in 2002 with Ruslan Valiev (Russia) as Committee Chairman and with Yuri Estrin (Australia), Zenji Horita (Japan), Terry Langdon (USA and UK), Michael Zehetbauer (Austria) and Yuntian Zhu (USA and China) as members.  Due to the exceptional interest that has developed in the processing of metals using SPD techniques, and especially the many additional laboratories that are now conducting this type of research, it was decided at NanoSPD6 in Metz to expand the committee by adding five additional members.  Accordingly, the following have now joined the committee effective July 2014: Roberto Figueiredo (Brazil), Hyoung Seop Kim (Korea), Terry Lowe (USA), Laszlo Toth (France) and Gerhard Wilde (Germany).

June 30, 2014.  Thomson Reuters and the ISI Web of Science has now published the listing of Highly Cited Researchers for 2014.  This list is based on identifying those researchers who published the largest numbers of high impact papers in the period from 2002 to 2012 with the overall objective of identifying the top 1% of scientists world-wide.  The list for the subject category of Materials Science includes two members of the NanoSPD International Steering Committee (Terry Langdon and Yuntian Zhu) as well as several materials scientists who are well known within the NanoSPD community.  The complete listing for all subject areas is available here: www.highlycited.com.

June 27, 2014. The Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in Harbin, China, has now introduced a new program in which a department may invite a foreign professor to give a series of lectures to undergraduate students describing new developments in their research.  Prof. Terry Langdon (University of Southern California and University of Southampton) was the first foreign professor selected by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and he spent about ten days in Harbin giving lectures on various aspects of SPD processing and ultrafine-grained materials.  Terry received the designation of Guest Professor at a special ceremony on June 17, 2014, and the photo shows him receiving a special plaque from Prof. Bin Guo, Vice-President of HIT. Terry

February 24, 2014. The Eighth International Symposium on Ultrafine Grained Materials (UFG-VIII) was held in San Diego, California, as part of the TMS Annual Meeting on February 16-20, 2014.  This meeting was again an outstanding success attracting a total of 158 abstracts.  The symposium was organized by Suveen Mathaudhu (U.S. Army Research Office, NC), Yuri Estrin (Monash University, Australia), Zenji Horita (Kyushu University, Japan), Enrique Lavernia (University of California, Davis, CA), Xiaozhou Liao (University of Sydney, Australia), Lei Lu (IMR, Shenyang, China), Qiuming Wei (University of North Carolina-Charlotte, NC), Gerhard Wilde (University of Muenster, Germany) and Yuntian Zhu (North Carolina State University, NC).  Representative papers will be subject to rigorous review and then published in a special issue of Journal of Materials Science with Prof. Yuntian Zhu as Coordinating Editor.  (This special issue has now been published as Volume 49, Issue 19, October 2014).

Nov. 18, 2013. The 4th Bi-Annual International Conference on Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials (UFGNSM-2013) was held on November 5 and 6, 2013, at the University of Tehran in Tehran, Iran.  As with earlier meetings in this series, the conference was conducted under the auspices of the Center of Excellence for High Performance Materials in the School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the University of Tehran. The conference attracted a large number of participants from Iran and several foreign countries.  The meeting included a number of oral presentations that were held in three parallel sessions plus an extensive series of poster presentations. The accompanying group photograph shows the participants at UFGNSM-2013. The next conference in the series, UFGNSM-2015, will be held in Tehran in November 2015.
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April 10, 2013. A special Symposium, with the title “Recent Developments in the Processing and Properties of Ultrafine-Grained Materials,” was held in connection with the award of the 2012 Acta Materialia Gold Medal at the Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society in Warsaw, Poland, on 17-21 September, 2012.  The papers presented at this symposium have now been published in a single issue of Journal of Materials Science edited by Professor Yuntian Zhu (Volume 48, issue 13, July 2013).

March 30, 2013. Congratualtion to Prof. Yuri Estrin, who has been elected to the Australian Academy of Science. His citation is "Yuri Estrin is one of the world leaders in Materials Science who has advanced physically based materials modelling in an outstanding way. The models associated with his name have become classic and are broadly used for calculating mechanical behaviour of materials. Yuri’s path breaking work in model-driven development of structural nanomaterials and geometry-inspired design of novel materials has also brought him international acclaim. For his contribution to science, Yuri has received numerous international awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Award (Germany), an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences and a World-Class University professorship from Korea".

Oct. 21, 2012.  The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Fall Meeting was held in Warsaw, Poland, on September 17-21, 2012, and it included an Acta Materialia Gold Medal Symposium entitled "Recent Developments in the Processing and Properties of Ultrafine-Grained Materials."  This symposium was very well attended and included four days of presentations plus a large poster session.  On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, the 2012 Acta Materialia Gold Medal was presented to Prof. Terry Langdon of the University of Southern California and the University of Southampton in a special ceremony.  The photo shows Prof. Thaddeus Massalski of Carnegie Mellon University (on left), the Executive Secretary of the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, presenting the gold medal to Terry.  At the rear, the slide on the screen is part of the laudation presented by Massalski and it lists the recipients for each year since the inception of the award in 1974.
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April 12, 2012.  Professor Yuntian Zhu has received two recent honors for his work in the field of NanoSPD.  He was awarded APS Fellow at the meeting of the American Physical Society in Boston, MA, on February 28-March 2, 2012.  The citation reads "For pioneering work on the fundamental understanding of deformation physics in nanocrystalline materials."  He also received the 2012 TMS Structural Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer award which was presented at the TMS Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, on March 11-15, 2012.  The citation reads "For pioneering work on the fundamental understanding of deformation twinning in, and for innovative research on improving the strength and ductility of nanostructured materials."

March 19, 2012.The Seventh International Symposium on Ultrafine Grained Materials (UFG-VII) was held in Orlando, Florida, as part of the TMS Annual Meeting on March 11-15, 2012.  The symposium was organized by Suveen Mathaudhu (U.S. Army Research Office), Xiaoxu Huang (Risø DTU, Denmark), Hyoung Seop Kim (POSTECH, Korea), Terence Langdon (University of Southern California), Terry Lowe (Manhattan Scientifics, Inc.), Ruslan Valiev (Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Russia), Xiaolei Wu (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Michael Zehetbauer (University of Vienna, Austria).  The meeting was an outstanding success and, as in earlier years, attracted more abstracts than any other TMS symposium.  Awards were given for best posters and best oral presentations by young scientists.  For the posters, the gold medal winner was Maki Ashida (Kyushu University, Japan) and the silver medal winner was Stephanie Hunger (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany).  For the oral presentations, the gold medal winner was Philipp Frint (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany) and the silver medal winners were Jacob Kidmose (Risø DTU, Denmark), Mert Efe (Purdue University, U.S.A.) and Christian Schmidt (Erlangen University, Germany).  The photo shows (from left) Jacob Kidmose, Suveen Mathaudhu, Stephanie Hunger, Christian Schmidt, Philipp Frint and Terry Lowe.  We are grateful to the Materials Science Division of the U.S. Army Research Office for sponsoring these awards to encourage the younger scientists. 

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Feb. 17, 2012. A paper entitled "Useful Properties of Twist Extrusion" by Beygelzimer, Varyukhin, Synkov and Orlov has been listed as a top-cited paper in Materials Science and Engineering A. Orlov

 

Nov. 22, 2011. Professor Ruslan Valiev was awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal in Materials Science at the General Assembly of the European Academy of Sciences held at the University of Milan, Italy, on 11 November, 2011.  The award was presented in recognition of Ruslan’s “outstanding contribution to our understanding of the properties of bulk nanostructured materials.”  Recognition was given also to Ruslan’s review article on SPD, published in Progress in Materials Science in 2000, which has so far received more than 2000 citations and is now “one of the most cited scientific publications in modern materials science.”  The photo shows Ruslan (on right) receiving the award from Prof. Vicenzo Capasso, President of the European Academy of Sciences.  Additional photos are available on the official website of the European Academy of Sciences (www.eurasc.org). Ruslan

Nov. 18 , 2011. The 3rd Bi-Annual International Conference on Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials (UFGNSM-11) was held on November 2 and 3, 2011, at the University of Tehran in Tehran, Iran.  The meeting was conducted under the auspices of the Center of Excellence for High Performance Materials in the School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the University of Tehran. The conference attracted a large number of enthusiastic participants both from Iran and from several foreign countries.  The conference included a wide range of oral presentations in two parallel sessions and many poster presentations in separate poster sessions.  In the accompanying group photograph, the Chairman of the conference, Prof. Mohammad H. Parsa, is sitting in the seventh position from the right.  The next conference in this series, UFGNSM-13, is scheduled for November 5-6, 2013.

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Oct. 6, 2011. Prof. Terry Langdon of the University of Southern California and the University of Southampton has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Acta Materialia Gold Medal. The award will be presented as part of the Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) in Warsaw, Poland, on September 17-21, 2012. The E-MRS Fall Meeting will also include an Acta Materialia Gold Medal Symposium entitled "Recent Developments in the Processing and Properties of Ultrafine-Grained Materials." Further details will be announced in due course on the E-MRS website.

Sept. 16, 2011. A special symposium entitled “Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials – Experiments and Modelling” was held as part of the E-MRS Fall Meeting in Warsaw, Poland, on September 19-23, 2011.  This symposium was a great success with many scientific contributions from both within and outside of Europe.  The symposium organizers were Michael Zehetbauer (University of Vienna), Malgorzata Lewandowska (Warsaw University of Technology) and Gerhard Wilde (University of Munster).  At a dinner held during the meeting, Michael Zehetbauer was presented with a special commemorative medal by Ruslan Valiev, Chairman of the NanoSPD International Steering Committee.  The medal was presented in recognition of Michael’s success in organizing the symposium, his important scientific contributions on bulk functional nanomaterials and in celebration of his recent 60th birthday.  The photo shows Michael accepting the medal from Ruslan. Zehetbauer

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The Third International Symposium on “Bulk Nanostructured Materials: from Science to Innovation” was held in the Congress Hall in Ufa, Russia, on August 22-26, 2011.  This meeting included the Second Russian-French-German Workshop on “Atomic Transport in BNM and Related Unique Properties.”  The meeting was an outstanding success attracting about 300 participants from more than 25 countries.  The event took place in the framework of the Second Congress on Nanotechnologies that traditionally consists of an Exhibition of High Technologies and a series of round-tables and seminars on nanotechnologies under the auspices of the regional government, the Bashkortostan Academy of Sciences, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ufa State Aviation Technical University together with NanoMeT Ltd.  As in previous BNM symposia, a major emphasis was given to participation by young scientists with awards presented for the best oral and poster presentations.  The second BNM Achievement Award was presented to Prof. Horst Hahn of Karlsruhe, Germany, for his outstanding contributions in the development of bulk nanostructured materials.  The photo shows Prof. Hahn accepting the award (in the center) with Co-Chairmen Ruslan Valiev (left) and Terry Langdon (right).
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Sept. 14, 2011. NanoSPD6 Venue Selected  - The International NanoSPD Steering Committee has the pleasure to announce the results of the NanoSPD6 venue vote!
The 6th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation (NanoSPD6) will take place in 2014 in Metz, France, at the Laboratory for the Study of Microstructures and Mechanics of Materials.  The Paul Verlaine University will be the organizing Institute.  (http://www.lem3.fr). Congratulations to Metz and Prof. Laszlo Toth!
The Committee would like to also thank other candidates for their contributions.  We hope to see everybody in Metz in 2014.

July 4, 2011. Prof. Jay Narayan is the winner of 2011 Acta Materialia Gold Medal and Prize. A special symposium is to be held to celebrate this event at the MS&T 2011 Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Oct. 16-20, 2011. This international symposium is dedicated to seminal research contributions of Professor Jagdish (Jay) Narayan (winner of 2011 Acta Materialia Gold Medal) in the field of materials science and engineering and to his leadership in materials science worldwide through professional societies and the National Science Foundation. Professor Narayan is the John C. C. Fan Family Distinguished Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. He also has appointment of Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. More details can be found by clicking here.

March 28, 2011. The NanoSPD Achievement Award was introduced in 2008 in order to recognize outstanding achievements within the field of nanomaterials.  This award will be presented every three years at the NanoSPD International Conferences.  The first award was presented to Prof. Herbert Gleiter at NanoSPD4 in Goslar, Germany, in August 2008.  The second award was presented to Prof. Terry Langdon at NanoSPD5 in Nanjing, China, on March 24, 2011.  The citation reads “in recognition of his pioneering role in advancing research in nanomaterials and his life-long achievements in materials science and engineering.”  The photo shows Prof. Ruslan Valiev (Chairman of the International NanoSPD Steering Committee) presenting Terry with a framed certificate and a commemorative plaque.  Professor Jing Tao Wang is standing on the left and Mady Langdon on the right.  
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March 28, 2011.  The 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation (NanoSPD5) was held on the campus of Nanjing University of Science and Technology in Nanjing, China, on March 21-25, 2011.  The conference was an outstanding success with about 300 participants from 29 different countries.  The conference proceedings are already available in Materials Science Forum, vol. 667-669 (2011).  The group photo shows the participants on the morning of the first day of the conference: the Co-Chairmen of NanoSPD5, Prof. Jing Tao Wang (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China) and Prof. Terry Langdon (University of Southern California, USA, and University of Southampton, UK), are sitting in the front row on the right.  Additional photos from NanoSPD5 are available at:
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March 1, 2011. The first annual MSEA Award was presented to Prof. Ruslan Valiev at a special reception organized by Elsevier Publishing at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.  The photo shows Ruslan (right) receiving the award from Prof. Enrique Lavernia (center), editor of Materials Science and Engineering A.  Prof. Terry Langdon is standing on the left.
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December 3, 2010. An International Symposium on Giant Straining Process for Advanced Materials (GSAM2010) was held at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, on November 19-22, 2010.  The symposium was organized by Prof. Zenji Horita of Kyushu University and the primary focus was on the production of multifunctional materials using severe plastic deformation.  The symposium included an introductory lecture by Prof. Nobuhiro Tsuji of Kyoto University on the new Japanese national project on “Bulk Nanostructured Metals.”
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December 1, 2010. Prof. Ruslan Z. Valiev, Chairman of the International NanoSPD Steering Committee, has been selected to receive the first MSEA Prize. This award was introduced this year by Elsevier to recognize outstanding scientific achievements in authors publishing in their journal Materials Science and Engineering A. Ruslan was selected to receive the award because of his many important contributions in the field of NanoSPD. The award was announced this week during the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA, and the formal presentation will be made at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, in February 2011.

March 4 , 2010. The Sixth International Symposium on Ultrafine Grained Materials (UFG-VI) was held in Seattle, WA, as part of the TMS Annual Meeting on February 15-17, 2010.  The meeting was an outstanding success with a total of 175 abstracts received (an all-time record for a TMS symposium).  The photo shows some of the award winners for the poster and oral presentations: (from left) Ji Hoon Yoo of POSTECH, Korea (Gold Poster Award), Kaveh Edalati of Kyushu University, Japan (Silver Oral Award), Yang Cao of the University of Sydney, Australia (Silver Oral Award), Matthias Hockauf of Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany (Silver Oral Award), Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu (UFG-VI primary orgaizer), Christopher Saldana of Purdue University (Gold Oral Award) and Emily Huskins of the Johns Hopkins University (Gold Oral Award).  Not pictured are Anton Hohenwarter of the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austria (Silver Poster Award), Ying Li of UC Davis (Silver Poster Award), Yang Guo of Purdue University (Silver Poster Award) and Troy Topping of UC Davis (Silver Poster Award).  We are grateful to the Materials Science Division of the U.S. Army Research Office for sponsoring these awards to encourage the younger scientists. 

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March 4 , 2010.   Prof. Yuntian Zhu, a member of the International NanoSPD Steering Committee, received a special honor at the TMS Annual Meeting in Seattle on February 16, 2010.  Yuntian received the Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award for 2010 where this award is given to an individual who has made a long lasting contribution to the design, synthesis, processing, and performance of engineering materials with significant industrial applications.  The citation for the award recognized Yuntian “for his significant contributions to the deformation physics and ductility of nanocrystalline and ultrafine-grained (UFG) materials as well as nanotechnologies developed by his group for producing such materials. More inforamtion can be found at TMS website.

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Jan. 5 , 2010. The review article “Principles of Equal-Channel Angular Pressing as a Processing Tool for Grain Refinement” by Ruslan Z. Valiev and Terence G. Langdon was published in Progress in Materials Science in 2006 (Vol. 51, pages 881-981).  This paper is now receiving more than 150 citations each year and it is the most cited paper to appear in the journal in 2006.  Based on this record, ISI/Thomson Reuters conducted an interview with Prof. Terry Langdon and the interview was added as a podcast to the Science Watch website in January 2010 (click on the Pod cast Icon below).  The interview in mp3 is available at http://www.in-cites.com/media/podcasts/Langdon.mp3
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