James C. Williams

For outstanding contributions to the physical metallurgy of titanium alloys and their aerospace applications, and for inspired leadership in industry, education, and the profession.

AIME James Douglas Gold Medal in 2010

James C. Williams said: "In my opinion, TMS plays a special role in the materials community by achieving the right balance between commercial and professional interests. TMS also maintains a strong focus on scholarly work both in important ongoing fields such as metals and on new areas. Therefore, as a lifelong TMS member, this AIME award is especially appreciated. I particularly thank my colleagues who made my selection possible."