Prof. GEORGES RENE CIZERON
Born: 1927 in Dakar, Senegal
Universite Paris-Saclay, Saint-Aubin, France
Professor Cizeron was born in 1927 in Dakar, Senegal. In 1950 he graduated in engineering at the Ecole Centrale des Artes et Manufactures, in 1951 he received the Master Degree at the Ecole Nationale Superieure du Tetrole et des Moteurs, and in 1957 got his doctorate from the Ingenieur de la Faculte des Sciences de Paris. He continued his education, and in 1964 got another degree of Licencie de la Faculte des Sciences d’Orsay and obtained another doctorate degree in Science from the same University in 1967.
Professor Cizeron was a research engineer in the Centre de Recherches at de l'Ecole de Rines de Paris from 1955 to 1961. At the same time he was Chef de Travaux-Physics of Metal at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique. From 1956 to 1960 he was assistant at INSTN, Sacley, Paris, and from 1960 to·1962 Chef de Travaux of the same Institution. Since 1967 he was Professor Conferencier the Ecole de Physique at Chimie. In 1968 he starts as Professor at INSTN, and since 1969. Maitre de Conferences at the Faculte de Sciences d’Orsay, Paris.
Since 1968 to his retirement Prof. Cizeron is a member of Editorial Board of the Journal Physics of Sintering. His research projects have included studies of sintering, uranium and zirconium metal textures, thermal cycling of uranium fuel elements and maraging steels, polygonization and recrystallization Cu, U, and Fe single crystals, zone melting of U, allotropic transformations of Fe, Cr, Ti, U, liquid phase sintering, sintering of Al2O3 structure transformations of different alloys; creep and plasticity of U single crystals and polycrystals, U-Mo alloys, Nb at low and elevated temperatures and fundamentals of organic and inorganic chemistry. In 1961 Professor Cizeron received the Prix RIST awarded by the Societe Francaise de Metallurgie, and in 1966. the Prix du Nickel awarded by de Societe du Nickel. In 1967 he was made Chavalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques. Professor Cizeron was a member of the Societe Francaise de Metallurgie and the London Institute Metals.
Prof. LUDMILA JAKEŠOVÁ
Born: 1930 in Kiev, USSR (now Ukraine)
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Jakeshova was born in 1930 in Kiev, USSR (now Ukraine). She graduated in Chemical engineering at the Moscow; Institute of Steel and Special Alloys and got her Ph.D. at the University of Moscow. Doctor Jakeshova is a pupil of Professors G.A. Meerson and C.B. Alcook. For a long time, she was the head of the Sintering Group at the Fuel Chemistry Division, Institute of Nuclear Research, Rzez, CSSR (now Nuclear Research Institute Rez, Czech Republic). Doctor Jakesova was a member of the Society of Science and Technology of CSSR. During the year 1969, she worked at Imperial College of Science and Technology (Lond, UK) together with Prof. C. B. Alcook. At that time Dr. Jakeshova started to study the application of solid electrolite technique for an investigation of ·the sintering of oxides. This method opened new possibilities to follow the exact role of oxygen in the sintering process. Since 1970 she was back in the Institute of Nuclear Research where she continued to study and implement the above-mentioned method.
Prof. WALDEMAR HERMEL
Born: January 1, 1938, Pabianice, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Dresden, Germany
Waldemar Hermel was born on January 1, 1938 in Pabianice, Germany. He was a professor at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) in Dresden, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Waldemar Hermel was awarded the Seger medal by the DKG board of directors for his wide-ranging services related to ceramics in industry and science.
Prof. NAVIN C. M. KOTHARI
Born: 1930, near Bombay, India
James Cook University, Australia, Townsville, Australia
Navin Kothari was born in 1930, near Bombay, India. He attended M. G.Science Institute affiliated with Bombay University and obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He also attended St. Xavier College and earned the degree of Bachelor of Science honors in Geology - Mineralogy in 1951. In 1966 he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia. Since 1951 Dr. Kothari has been working in the field of metallurgy, ceramics, mineral engineering, and powder technology as an executive engineer, consultant, and teacher administrating and directing research, new product development, advisor, troubleshooter, designing and organizing processing plants for minerals and ferroalloys treatment, powder processing and engineering laboratories for research and teaching.
Dr. Kothari spent nearly 10 years in the USA working as a researcher and as an executive plant metallurgist at the Institute Metal, Chicago, Greenlee Foundry, Chicago and Dixon Sintaloy, Stampford. In 1960 he joined the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Queensland University, Australia. In 1965 and 1966 Dr. Kothari was attached to the Danish Atomic Energy Commission as a Senior Scientist directing work in powder technology.
In 1967 was assigned as an Expert and Consultant to the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Ceylon by UNESCO to organize the present metallurgy section and to evaluate the possibility of establishing a Department of Metallurgical Engineering incorporating minerals engineering, extractive, physical and mechanical metallurgy including fabrication, powder, and foundry sections. In 1968 Dr. Kothari joined the James Cook University of North Queensland (affiliated with the University of Queensland) to organize and build up minerals, powder, and materials engineering laboratories for graduate research and for undergraduate teaching to engineering students. Dr. Kothari was also teaching various courses related to minerals, extractive metallurgy, materials science, corrosion, ceramics, and powder technology.
In 1969 Prof. Khotari was awarded an A.R.G.C. (Australian Research Grant Committee) to initiate a research work on powder technology - metal/ceramic composites. The grant SA8, 500 - for the year 1970 was the largest given to an individual in the James Cook University of North Queensland. Dr. Kothari has published more than twenty papers in the field of powder and ceramic technology, metal-ceramics, mineral engineering, physical and mechanical properties of materials in the outstanding English language scientific journals: J. Appl. Physics, Trans. A.S.M. Int. J. Less-Common Metals, Powder- metallurgy, etc.
Dr. Kothari was a member of the Institution of Metallurgist, U.K., Institute of Metals, Iron and Steel Institute, U.K., Australian Institute of Metals, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and American Society for Metals, U.S.A.
Professor was a member of the Editorial Liaison Board of the International Journal of Powder Metallurgy. He was invited to join ITS - International Team for the Study of Sintering.