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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
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M&C's Liu Recognized for Paper

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Jan. 31, 1997 — C.T. Liu of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a recipient of the Japan Institute of Metals 1996 Best Paper Award in the category of mechanical behavior and mechanical characterization of metals.

The paper, "Microstructure, Phase Constitution and Tensile Properties of Co-Ni-Ti-Al Base Multi-Phase Intermetallic Alloys," summarizes research on the understanding of the brittle fracture behavior of cobalt, nickel, titanium and aluminum alloys and the successful design of intermetallic alloys that are more tolerant to stretching and shaping.

Yoshi Mishima, a visiting researcher from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Elmer Lee, who is now retired from ORNL, also contributed to writing the paper.

Liu started at ORNL in 1967 in the Metals and Ceramics Division, where he served as a research staff member until 1982. Since 1983, he has served as group leader in the Alloying and Behavior Design Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division. He was named a corporate fellow in 1985.

In 1995, Science Watch magazine ranked Liu as the fifth most highly-cited author among publishers of papers in all journals of materials science and metallurgy for the years 1990 to 1994. Also, his research led to 19 patents being granted from 1973 to 1996.

Liu received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University and a master's degree and doctorate in engineering and materials science from Brown University.

Liu, and his wife, Ta-Chang, live in Oak Ridge. They have two children, Evelyn and Kent.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.