Merton C. Flemings

For his pioneering work in solidification processing, for the development of novel processes which are used commercially, for his leadership in expanding the field of metallurgy to materials engineering and to materials science and engineering, and for his leadership in establishing a national agenda for the field of materials.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2006

Merton C. Fleming is Toyota Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of the Lemelson-MIT program which aims to honor inventors and inspire inventiveness in young people. Professor Flemin's research and teaching concentrate on engineering fundamentals of materials processing and on innovation of materials processing operations. He is author or co-author of 300 papers, eight patents and two books, and chairman of the board of the Silk Road Project, a nonprofit foundation. The professor was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in 2004 for his "exceptional scientific contributions in the field of solidification and foundry."