Alisson Kwiatkowski da Silva wins Aaronson Award
The organizing committee of the International Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials (PTM) awarded Dr. Alisson Kwiatkowski da Silva, postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), with the Aaronson Award. The award honors outstanding contributions to the physical metallurgy of phase transformations.
Kwiatkowski da Silva combines thermodynamic and kinetic simulations with atom probe tomography, electron microscopy and various other characterization techniques to better understand phase transformations and develop advanced structural materials. Kwiatkowski da Silva did his bachelor and master studies in Materials Engineering at the State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil, before joining the MPIE in 2015 to pursue his PhD studies.
The award is named after Hubert I. Aaronson who was a founding member of the PTM conferences and who dedicated his life to the understanding of solid phase transformations. With over 300 scientific papers and teachings, he was one of the most influential researchers in this field. Aaronson passed away in 2005. The award sets out to continue his support of young students by honoring outstanding young researchers and their contributions to the reseach field of phase transformations.
Selected publications by Alisson Kwiatkowski da Silva: