Merton C. Flemings (TMS)
AIME James Douglas Gold Medal* in 1985
For notable contributions to the theory and practice of forming and processing metals and their alloys.
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 Fleming'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."