The 1999 Laureates / Advanced Technology Category / Materials Science and Engineering

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W. David Kingery

U. S. A. / July 7, 1926-2000
Ceramic Material Scientist; Regents Professor, The University of Arizona

“Fundamental Contribution to Development of the Ceramics Science and Technology Based on the Physicochemical Theory”
Dr. Kingery has made a fundamental contribution to the establishment of ceramic technology as a part of materials science and engineering, by theoretically systematizing the technology, including his own research results, that conventionally had relied solely on empirical rules. He thus contributed greatly to the development of this field today.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

1926
Born in New York, U. S. A.
1948
BC. S. in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M. I. T.), U. S. A
1950
Sc. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U. S. A.
1951
Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U. S. A.
1962
Full Professor of Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1988
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona
1992-present
Regents Professor, University of Arizona

AWARDS AND HONORS

1975
Member, National Academy of Engineering
1980
Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture Award
1983
Distinguished Life Member, American Ceramic Society
1989-1993
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Academy of Ceramics
1991
Japanese Ceramic Society Centennial Award
1992
Outstanding Ceramic Educator Award, American Ceramic Society

MAJOR WORKS

1959
Densification During Sintering in the Presence of a Liquid Phase.
I . Theory, J. Appl. Phys.
II. Experimental, J. Appl. Phys.
1959
Oxygen Ion Mobility in Cubic Zr0.85 Ca0.15 O1.85. (with M. E. Doty and other) J. Am. Ceram. Soc.
1960
Introduction to Ceramics. John Wiley & Sons, New York
1974
Plausible Concepts Necessary and Sufficient for the Interpretation of Ceramic Grain-Boundary Phenomena.
I. Grain Boundary Characteristics, Structure, and Electrostatic Potential. J. Chem. Soc.
II. Solute Segregation, Grain-Boundary Diffusion and General Discussion. J. Chem. Soc.
1996
Ceramic Masterpieces - Art, Structure, Technology. (with P. B. Vandiver) The Free Press, Macmillan Company, New York
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