Professor Kazuhiro Nogita receives ” TMS 2021 AWARD”


The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a US-based professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world.
One of its major events is an annual conference, which provides the opportunity for members to report the results of their research to others who share an interest in their field.
In the award ceremony on March 17 during the TMS 2021 Virtual Conference it was announced that Dr Kazuhiro Nogita. Professor of Material Engineering at University of Queensland, Australia had been recognized with the “RESEARCH TO INDUSTRIAL PRACTIVE AWARD”.
In the award citation Professor Nogita was credited with “establishing the multiple effects of Ni in Pb-free solder alloys, opening the way for a new generation of high-reliability, thermodynamically stable interconnects”, an achievement that has been recognized around the world.
The very popular Nihon Superior products “SN100C” and “SN100CV” are excellent examples of the benefits, identified by Professor Nogita, that can be delivered by the addition of Ni.
This award reflects well on the “Nihon Superior Center for the Manufacture of Electronic Materials” that was established University of Queensland with the support of Nihon Superior. Research done within this Center under the leadership of Professor Nogita has made a significant contribution the understanding of materials on which the modern electronics industry depends.
A video of the awards ceremony can be accessed by clicking on the following link or main photo.
Video : TMS 2021 Awards Ceremony

【 Excerpts from Professor Nogita's comments 】

I am humbled to be receiving this award. I must acknowledge all of those who have contributed to the work of our Centre over recent years for Pb-free solder and electronic packaging research. Having such great industry support as well as being part of the TMS excellent researchers has made my research possible and this community and the TMS annual meeting continues to be a highlight of my year.