Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Brown University awards ORNL engineer medal

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 6, 1998 — Dr. Chain T. Liu, senior corporate fellow of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been selected to receive a Brown Engineering Alumni Medal.

Brown University has designated the academic year 1997-98 as the Year of the Engineer. The Brown Engineering Alumni Medals are awarded to engineering alumni who have had a record of exceptional accomplishment in their engineering careers following graduation from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Liu has worked at ORNL since 1967, where he is leader of the Alloying Behavior and Design Group in the Metals and Ceramics Division. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University and his master's degree and doctorate in engineering and materials science from Brown University.

He has been recognized as a world authority in the field of structural intermetallics. DOE awarded Liu the 1988 E. O. Lawrence Award, which was established by the President, in the category of materials research. He is a fellow of The Metallurgic Society, the American Society of Metals International and the International Precious Metals Institute.

Liu has authored or co-authored more than 260 technical publications and is an editor of the Journal of Intermetallics, The Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers and associate editor of Materials Letters. He shared the 1995 Best Paper Award from Journal of Materials Characterization and the Paper of the Year Award from Japan Institute of Metals in 1996.

He 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 Corporation.