For the past 20 years, Ira A. Fulton Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Nik Chawla has been advancing research in his field on every level. Since joining Arizona State University in 2000, his ongoing dedication to materials science has earned him myriad honors, appointments and awards.
Most recently, Chawla was awarded the 2018 Acta Materialia Silver Medal, which recognizes “scientific contributions and leadership from academic, industry and public sector leaders in the midst of their careers.”
The award, granted by materials science journal Acta Materialia, includes a silver medal, an inscribed certificate and an honorarium of $5,000. Acta Materialia is the premier journal in materials science and is published by Elsevier, one of the leading providers of scientific, technical and medical information.
“It is very rewarding to be given this award from Acta Materialia. Over the years, we have published our best work in the journal,” says Chawla, a faculty member in the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. “The most satisfying part is that this award is a reflection of the wonderful work done by my students, collaborators and colleagues over the last 20 years.”