Professor Andre Pineau
, currently an Emeritus Professor at the Center of Materials at the Ecole de Mines, Paris, is the recipient of the 2013 Acta Materialia Gold Medal
He joined the School of Mines in 1965, and since then held several academic leadership positions. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the University of Nancy in 1969.
Professor Pineau's research focused on mechanical behavior of materials, encompassing strengthening in nickel and iron base alloys, high temperature fatigue and creep-fatigue oxidation interactions in nickel base alloys and austenitic stainless steels. For these pioneering studies, he received numerous awards from national and international institutions.
About the Acta Materialia Gold Medal
Professor Pineau will receive his Gold Medal during the December 2013 MRS Fall
meeting in Boston, MA. A symposium, entitled "Materials: Fundamentals of Fatigue and Fracture", will be held in connection with this award.