Honorary Doctorate Lecture: Enrique J. Lavernia
1.00 pm Honorary Doctorate Lecture
Opening, Professor Simo-Pekka Hannula
Prof. Enrique J.Lavernia
High Entropy Metals: Physical and Mechanical Behavior
Closing, Professor Simo-Pekka Hannula
2.00 pm Coffee
Kemistintie 1, Main lobby
Aalto University will declare seven new Honorary Doctors of Science in Technology in June.
Enrique J. Lavernia is the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of California. For almost three decades, he has cooperated with the Helsinki University of Technology and, later, Aalto University. After completing his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began collaborating with Mauri Veistinen, who later went on to found Neorem Magnets Oy. Professor Lavernia maintained a close connection with Professor Emeritus Veikko Lindroos and he has served as doctoral thesis opponent and an evaluator for professorships dealing with materials science several times.
Professor Lavernia served as a member of the School of Chemical Engineering’s scientific advisory council in 2012–14. His significant input substantially furthered the council’s efforts to develop the University and especially the field of materials science. Professor Lavernia has always cooperated positively with Aalto University. He has also arranged study trips for our students, for example by hosting the Metal Club in California. Professor Lavernia’s career in science and his efforts to develop the University have both been exceptional.