2018 Hsue-Shen Tsien Professorship for Engineering Sciences Lecture, Institute of Mechanics, China

This lecture was delivered on April 11 at the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Tsien is recognized n China as the father of the space program. A student of von Karman, he returned to China in 1956 and played a seminal in the space and missile program.

2018  TMS Institute of Metals Lecture and Robert Franklin Mehl Award

Marc Meyers receiving Mehl Medal from David DeYoung. TMS President. Director of R&D, Alcoa


For seminal contributions in mechanical behavior, especially dynamic effects, and nanocrystalline and biological materials, and for global leadership through mentoring and organization of major events.

Other: Biological Materials Science: Challenges and Opportunitie


2017 American Physical Society George  Duvall Award in Shock Compression Science (given every two years)

American Physical Society George Duvall Award

Marc Meyers receiving award from Damian Swift.


"For pioneering contributions to understanding extreme behavior in a wide range of materials undergoing shock compression, including deformation, fracture,m phase transformations, and chemical reactions. Marc Meyers has dedicated 45 uninterrupted years to this endeavor."


2016 Charles Barrett Silver Medal, ASM Rocky Mountain Chapter

Receiving the Charles Barrett Silver Medal from Prof. David Matlock at the Colorado School of Mines, view presentation PDF


2015 - Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award

Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award

Marc Meyers with prof. J. C.M.Li. Prof. Li received the ASM Gold Medal on his 90th birthday.

For inspired teaching for 45 years, and for leadership in the field of Materials Science and Engineering through research, organization of conferences and symposia, and writing textbooks used globally."

The award was established in 1960 in memory of an outstanding teacher and research engineer, who was a founding member and president of ASM in 1921.  It recognizes unusually long and devoted service in teaching, as well as significant accomplishments in materials science and engineering, and an unusual ability to inspire and impart enthusiasm to students.


2015 - Morris Cohen Award, TMS


Marc Meyers recieving the Morris Cohen Award from Hani Henein, President of TMS

For pioneering work on the dynamic behavior of materials that has led to an enhanced understanding of phase transformations including the kinetics of martensitic transformations and the mechanisms of exothermic chemical reactions, high-velocity dislocations, and thermoplastic instabilities.

"Since my graduate student days, I have had a special admiration for the seminal contributions of Morris Cohen to materials science and, especially, to martensitic transformations. In a series of classic papers, he clarified the formidable maze of information and developed the fundamental underlying physics. The elegance of his theories and clarity of experiments are a testament to his talent and stand as lasting contributions to the fabric of materials science. To be recognized by this award is for me an honor that goes beyond my dreams."


2014 - MSEA Journal Prize


MSEA Prize Enrique Lavernia and Marc Meyers

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2014 MSEA Journal Prize is Professor Marc André Meyers.

Marc André Meyers is a Distinguished Professor in the University of California, San Diego. Dr Meyers started working at the Jacobs School of Engineering in 1988 and had a stint as Director of UCSD's Institute for Mechanics and Materials. Prior to that he was Adviser to the Director, Materials Science Division, U. S. Army Research Office, Durham, North Carolina; and Associate Director, Center for Explosives Technology Research.

Dr Meyers has dedicated his career to the synthesis, processing, and characterization of new materials. Within this field, he has focused on three areas:

  • Nanocrystalline materials
  • Biological materials
  • Dynamic behavior of materials

Professor Meyers has done extensive research into very rapid deformations, including: the fragmentation and communition (pulverization) of ceramics; dynamic response and shear localization in metals, ceramics, and reactive mixtures; the fundamentals of shock-wave propagation through solids; spalling (high-velocity fracture); shock and shear chemical reactions; and martensic transformations. In these, change is induced to solid crystalline structures to yield enhanced properties. He has studied synthesis of light-weight ceramics and laminates for armor using a gassless combustion process. A new focus is the science of nano-crystalline grains (100 nanometers or less), a nanotechnology niche that aims at higher-strength materials. Dr Meyers is an expert on bioduplication and biomimetics, the study of natural materials from living organisms and the processes that produce them.

Dr Meyers will receive his prize at the forthcoming TMS meeting in Orlando in March 2015. (from

2014 - Heyn Medal, DGM (German Materials Society), Germany


In dankbarer Erinnerung an die Verdienste von Emil Heyn um die Metallkunde und die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde wurde 1929 die Heyn-Denkmünze gestiftet. Sie wird verliehen für hervorragende Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der Metallkunde, durch die wesentliche Fortschritte in der Entwicklung der Nichteisenmetalle in wissenschaftlicher, praktischer oder wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht erreicht worden sind. Die Münze wird auf Beschluß des Vorstandes der Gesellschaft auf einer ordentlichen Hauptversammlung verliehen, und zwar jährlich höchstens einmal. (See previous recipients) and read more


2013 - Educator Award, TMS/AIME


For having taught thousands of students, written textbooks and conducted seminal research on the mechanical behavior of materials. Picture: Professor Marc Meyers receiving award from Dr. Wolfgang Schneider, President, TMS.


2012 - Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences


Marc André Meyers was elected Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, in the domain of Engineering Sciences.  In the photo Marc Meyers is being congratulated by Dr. Marco Antonio Raupp, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation of Brazil, at the ceremony in which he was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Sciences as a Corresponding Member.


2011 - Visiting Professor for Senior International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


Professor Lu Yongxiang, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, awarded Dr. Marc Meyers the Visiting Professor for Senior International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for 2010. In the picture Prof. Lu Ke, Director of IMR, CAS, in Shenyang, gives Prof. Meyers the certificate.

CAS Certificate

Chinese Academy of Sciences Certificate

2011 - APS Fellow (American Physical Society)


For being a leading member of the international community on the dynamic behavior of materials for over thirty years, publishing over 330 papers. In addition to his fundamental contributions to the field, he has provided leadership through his activities in the APS, MRS, and ARO, including co-founding the EXPLOMET conference.

2011 - TMS Fellow Award (The Metals, Materials, and Minerals Society)

Receiving the TMAS Fellow Award from Rusty Gray, president

For global leadership in the field of mechanical behavior of materials and for original and seminal contributions to the fundamental mechanisms in shock compression, shear localization, grain-size effects, and biological materials. View PDF

2011 - Albert Sauveur Achievement Award (ASM INternational)


For pioneering work leading to the understanding of dynamic response of materials to high-strain rate processing, deformation, fracture, fragmentation, for bridging the micro and macro processes involved, and for innovative research on biological materials.


Marc André Meyers received the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award from Dr. Mark Smith, ASM International president, at the Materials Science and Technology Congress in Columbus, Ohio, on October 16, 2011.

Citation: For pioneering work leading to the understanding of dynamic response of materials to high strain rate processing, deformation, fracture, and fragmentation; for bridging the micro and macro process involved and for innovative research on biological materials.

The Albert Sauveur Achievement Award was established in 1934. It recognizes pioneering materials science and engineering achievements that have stimulated organized work along similar lines to such an extent that a marked basic advance has been made in the knowledge of materials science and engineering.
Dr. Sauveur, Honorary Member of ASM International, was born in Louvain, Belgium in 1863, educated at Athenée Royal, Brussels; the School of Mines, Liege and, finally, at MIT, graduating in 1889. Later he conducted his own laboratory and published the now famous Metallographist, a quarterly which carried most of the important metallographic literature of the day. In 1899, he joined the staff of Harvard University, where he established the first metallographic laboratory in any university. From 1924 until his death in 1939, he was Gordon McKay Professor of Mining and Metallurgy at Harvard. Affectionately known throughout the metallurgical world as the "dean of American metallurgists", Dr. Sauveur's pioneering work produced the first photomicrographs of steel made in the United States. His book on "Metallography and Heat Treatment of Iron and Steel", first published in 1912, was a standard textbook for a quarter of a century.


2010-JOM Best Paper Award in Structural Materials

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Dr. Meyers receiving award from Prof. E. Taleff, Director of the Structural Materials Division of TMS

2010-Materials and Society Award, Acta Materialia Inc.

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Profs. M. A. Meyers, E. M. Bringa, V. A. Lubarda, and Dr. S. Traiviratana received the JOM Best Paper Award for their innovative model using dislocations to explain the initiation of ductile failure by nano-void growth.

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2009-Rinehart Award

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John S. Rinehart Award given to Prof. M. A. Meyers for outstanding achievements to the understanding and predicting of the structure property and damage behavior of materials subjected to high-strain rate and shock-wave loads.

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September 18, 2009: Marc Andre Meyers is the recipient of the 2009 Rinehart Award, given at the 9th Congress of the DYMAT Association on the Dynamic Mechanical and Physical Behavior of Materials Subjected to Dynamic Loading, held in Brussels, Belgium, from September 7 to 11. This congress was held at the Royal Military Academy and had a participation of 300 researchers from 29 countries. DYMAT is a European based global association coordinating activities in the domain of dynamic behavior of materials. The award was given at the inaugural session of the meeting, after keynote lectures by Profs. Field and Meyers, by General Major Harry Vindervogel, commander of the Royal Military Academy, and by Dr. Richard Dormeval (CEA-France), president of DYMAT.

The DYMAT award, established in 1990, is a truly global recognition, and past recipients are from the US (4) , Russia (1), Japan (1), Germany (1), and China (1). In 2009, the award was given to Prof. Meyers (UCSD) and to Prof. Field (U. Cambridge, UK). The citation in the plaque received by Prof. Meyers reads: For outstanding achievements to the understanding and modeling of the structure/property and damage behavior of materials subjected to high-strain-rate and shock-wave loading.


2008-Honorary Professorship: Harbing Engineering University

December 2008 - Honorary professorship received by Marc Meyers from Professor Liu, President, at the Harbin Engineering University. HEU was founded in the early 1950s as the  premier military university in China. Its first president was General Chen, a hero in the liberation war who also fought in Korea and Vietnam. The buildings represent some of the most impressive architecture from the 50s. Today it is a university with 30,000 students.

2008-Lee Hsun Lecture Award

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November 2008
Institute for Metal Research
Shenyang, China

2008- Monlevade Honorary Citizenship

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2008-SMD/TMS Distinguished Service Award

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2008 SMD/TMS Distinguished Service Award, that recognizes an individual who has made a long lasting contribution to the understanding of microstructure, properties and performance of structural materials. The quotation reads: for service to the Structural Materials Division through the organization of 10 symposia, 25 years of dedication to Metallurgical and Materials Transactions in various capacities, and leadership in the field of mechanical behavior of materials.

2003- SMD/TMS Distinguished Materials Scientist/Engineer Award

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1996 - Fellow, ASM International

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1996- Humboldt Society Research Award

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1983- B.E. Award, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, (photo not available)