Materials Science and Engineering Professor Harry Tuller and Nuclear Science & Engineering Professor Bilge Yildiz are among the 2012 recipients of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) Somiya Award along with three international collaborators: Professor John Kilner in the Department of Materials at Imperial College; Jose Santiso, a Research Scientist at CSIC, Bacelona; and Professor Tatsumi Ishihara in the Department of Applied Chemistry at Kyushu University. The team is awarded for International Collaboration for high-impact team-work on “Design of ionic and mixed conducting ceramics for fuel cell application”.
Professors Yildiz and Tuller have been actively collaborating on chemo-mechanical coupling in mixed ionic electronic conducting oxides in energy conversion devices such as solid oxide fuel cells. Their collaborative research has been supported by US-DOE Basic Energy Sciences and MITEI.
The awards ceremony was held at the IUMRS International Conference on Electronic Materials (ICEM) hosted by the Materials Research Society of Japan on September 27, 2012 at the Conference Awards Ceremony in Yokohama, Japan.
Somiya Award recepients
from left to right:
John Kilner, Imperial College, London
Harry Tuller, DMSE, MIT
Tatsumi Ishihara, Kyushu University
Bilge Yildiz, NSE, MIT
Jose Santiso, CSIC, Barcelona