RMS appoints two new Honorary Fellows

Professors C. Barry Carter and David B. Williams to receive most prestigious RMS Honour


The RMS is very proud to announce the appointment of two new Honorary Fellows who have made outstanding internationally-recognized contributions to microscopy in both science and education over several decades.

Professor C. Barry Carter of the University of Connecticut and Professor David B. Williams of The Ohio State University are awarded the Society’s most prestigious accolade, and will be presented with their Honorary Fellowships at emc2020 in August.

RMS President Professor Grace Burke said: “We are absolutely delighted to recognise the immense contributions made by these two pre-eminent materials scientists.

“Their ground-breaking work in advancing transmission electron microscopy has been sustained over many years, and it is a pleasure to welcome them both as Honorary Fellows of the RMS.”

Professor C. Barry Carter

In a research career spanning the last 50 years, Barry has made a huge impact in materials science - especially in advancing our understanding of the role and nature of defects in metals, semiconductors and ceramics.

Using various techniques including transmission electron microscopy,

high resolution TEM, and electron diffraction, Barry has established himself as an internationally distinguished researcher who has made critical contributions to both the science and application of microscopy.

Barry, who remains an active Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut, and as a Distinguished Affliliate Scientist at the Sandia National Laboratory, has also made vital contributions to microscopy education at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.

Professor David B. Williams

Professor Williams is synonymous with Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy (ATEM) having pioneered its development and applications to a broad range of materials.

Over the past 45 years his work has led to a new understanding of materials and microstructural evolution, including segregation, precipitation phenomena, phase diagrams and phase transformations in metals and alloys.

Among his achievements, Professor Williams is widely recognized for his prolific research in Al alloy metallurgy – particularly in his pioneering research into Al-Li alloys, as well as fundamental research in EELS and STEM-EDX microanalysis.

David is currently Executive Dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Find out more about RMS Honorary Fellowship and how to make a nomination

Photo: Professors C. Barry Carter (left) and David B. Williams



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