Published on Thursday May 3, 2012
Dr. Alan Lawley, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, has been selected to receive the 2012 Kempton H. Roll PM Lifetime Achievement Award by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Board of Governors and its Awards Committee. Presentation of the award will take place Monday, June 11 at the Industry Recognition Luncheon during PowderMet2012 in Nashville, TN.
Established in 2007, the award recognizes individuals with outstanding accomplishments and achievements who have devoted their careers and a lifetime of involvement to the field of powder metallurgy and related technologies. Dr. Lawley will be the second recipient of this prestigious award, following Arlan J. Clayton who received the first award in 2008.
Dr. Lawley has been with Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 1966, where he initiated the Powder Metallurgy program in 1968. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
The award is named in honor of Kempton H. Roll, founding executive director of MPIF, whose vision led to the establishment of the organization, and whose lifetime achievements had a significant impact in fostering the growth of the powder metallurgy industry and technology.
News about Dr. Lawley receiving the award appeared in Thomasnet News on June 19, 2012.