Thaddeus Massalski

For global leadership in the field of materials and sustained seminal contributions to phase equilibria spanning over one half of a century.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2015

Professor Thaddeus(Ted)  B. Massalski is Prof. Emeritus of Materials Science, Engineering and Physics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, also formerly Institute Professor and one of the directors of the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh.  Ted Massalski was born in Warsaw, Poland. He received  his advanced degrees, Ph.D and D.Sc, in the fields of the theory of alloys and phase transformations, from the University of Birmingham, England. He also holds two honorary doctorates, University of Warsaw and University of Torino.

Ted Massalski’s Academic and Professional  Record includes:

Co-author (with C.S. Barrett) of the 3rd edition “Structure of Metals” – 8 foreign language translations, over 50,000 volumes sold. 3 other books.  Three ‘Massalski’ Symposia.(1984, 2004 Festschrift, and 2012). Author, or co-author of numerous chapters, symposia, workshops, etc. Well over 200 publications: thermodynamics, phase diagrams, phase stability, alloy phase transformations,  amorphous materials, magnetic materials, crystallography, meteorites etc. Over 250 invited lectures, memorial lectures and presentations. Highly cited on ISI. Visiting Professor (appointed) at prestigious Universities: Harvard, Cal Tech, Oxford,  UCLA, Stanford, Buenos Aires, Krakow(AGH), Navy Post. Grad School etc. 

Prof. Massalski is a member of three foreign Academies. Elected Fellow, or Hon. Fellow, of numerous societies: TMS, ASM, APS, IOM (Brit.), IIM (India), JIM(Japan) etc. Member, or Chair of gov. panels, committees, Exec.Sec. and Governor of Acta Mat. Board until 2013.

Editor: Progress in Materials Science(PMS since 1971); Met. Trans.( since 1981), member of various Editorial Boards in USA and abroad. Ed-in-chief, Binary Phase Diagrams. 

He has also received numerous  national and international awards: 5 gold medals: Acta Materialia(International), ASM(USA), Losana (Italy), JIM(Japan). Czochralski(E-MRS, (Poland). Other awards include: Humboldt (Germany), Sendzimir (New York), Barrett (USA) Campbell(ASM, USA), Hume-Rothery (Brit & TMS), Fulbright(USA), Gibbs(ASM, USA),Curie(Pilsudski Inst.N.Y., 2014), Lee Hsun (China,to receive in 2015), etc.