NRL's Dr. Khershed Cooper Wins ASM International's Burgess Memorial Award

4/9/2001 - 17-01r
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Dr. Khershed P. Cooper, a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory, received ASM International's Burgess Memorial Award for 2000-01. Dr. Cooper was cited for "his contributions to the fields of liquid metal atomization, superplastic behavior of high carbon steels and artificial diamond planarization."

The award is given to a member of the Washington, DC Chapter in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of metallurgy, materials or mechanics made within the 5-year period prior to the award. It is named after the founder and first chairman, George Kimball Burgess who was also the first Chief of the Metallurgy Division at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST). The Burgess Memorial Award is the highest award for scientific achievement given by the chapter. Dr. Cooper received the award on March 13, 2001.

Dr. Cooper is a metallurgist in the Materials Science and Technology Division at NRL where he develops research programs in alloy development and metals processing. He also serves as a Program Officer Detailee in the Industrial and Corporate Programs Department at ONR where he develops and manages programs in Materials Processing and Manufacturing. He is also a member of the NRL/ONR Navy Working Group on Nanotechnology (NWGN) helping to formulate programs in nanomaterials and nanostructures. Dr. Cooper is a member of Sigma Xi, Alpha Sigma Mu, ASM International and TMS. He has served as an Advisor, Chairman and Treasurer of the Washington DC Chapter of ASM International.

Dr. Cooper obtained his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He specialized in Foundry Technology and Rapid Solidification Processing. Dr. Cooper has made over 50 technical presentations at international conferences, of which more than 20 were invited. He also served as an invited panelist for ASME. He has published over 60 technical papers, reports and articles, and edited one book. Dr. Cooper has served on several proposal review panels for ONR, NASA, NSF and DARPA.

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