Harold W. Paxton

In recognition of his major technical contributions, inspirational teaching and visionary leadership in the profession of metallurgy, and of his wise counsel and selfless devotion to the work of innumerable TMS, AIME, academic, and government committees.

AIME Honorary Membership in 1992

Harold W. Paxton is the U.S. Steel Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his B.Sc and M.Sc. 1n 1947 and 1948 from the University of Manchester and his Ph.D. in 1952 from the University of Birmingham. In 1953 he became Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology, subsequently Carnegie Mellon University, and became Head of the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Director of the Metals Research Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon in 1966. He was Visiting Professor in Metallurgy and Materials Science at Imperial College, London, in 1962-63 and at MIT 1n 1970. In 1971-1973 he served as the first Director, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation.

Dr. Paxton is a consultant to industry and has authored many technical papers in the field of physical metallurgy. From 1974 to 1986 he was associated with the United States Steel Corporation and served as V.P. Corporate Research and Technology Assessment.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Paxton is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ASM International. and TMS. He is Past President of TMS, Past Chairman of the General Research Committee of A lSI and served as the 1982 President of AIME.