Paul Shewmon

For the paper "The Redistribution of a Second Phase During Annealing in a Temperature Gradient"

Alfred E. Noble Prize in 1959

Dr. Shewmon, in acknowledging the dual honor, said he was "bemused by the fact that it all started out of my determination to win an argument with my boss, Dr. Zener. I suppose the moral of the story is that whether you are right or wrong doesn't matter as much as whether or not you can inspire others to think."

Born in 1930 in Illinois, Dr. Shewmon graduated with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1952. From 1952 to 1955, he was a Graduate student and holder of Dow Fellowship, in Metallurgy, at Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering.

From 1955 to 1958, he worked in the Metal Physics Group at Westinghouse Research Laboratory. In the Fall of 1958, he accepted appointment as Assistant Professor of Metallurgy at Carnegie Institute where he teaches Physical Metallurgy and Metallography. Dr. Shewmon's current research is concerned with measuring surface self-diffusion and surface energy of metals. He was elected to Junior Membership in AIME in 1952.