On the teaching of a graduate course in phase transformations Technical Article First Online: 05 January 2016
D. Turnbull received his B.S. degree from Monmouth College Illinois) in 1936, and his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry at the University of Illinois, in 1939. In 1958, he received an Honorary Sc.D. from Monmouth College and in 1962, an Honorary M.A. from Harvard. From 1939 to 1946, Turnbull was on the faculty of Case Institute of Technology. He was a research scientist at the G.E. Research Laboratory from 1946 to 1962, where he served as manager of the Chemical Metallurgy Section from 1950 to 1958. He spent the academic year 1957–1958 on leave at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University. He was adjunct professor of metallurgy at Rensselaer polytechnic Institute from 1954 to 1962. In 1962, he joined the faculty of Harvard University, as Gordon McKay professor of applied physics.
He holds B.App. Sci. and M. App. Sci. degrees from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. from McGill University. His research interests are in kinetics and phase transformations, particularly in heat treatable steels.
J. E. Hilliard was awarded a B. Eng. in metallurgy at the University of Liverpool in 1947 and a Ph.D. from the same university in 1951. From 1951 to 1956 he was a research associate at MIT and from 1956 to 1962 a metallurgist at the GE Research Laboratory, Schenectady, New York. In 1962 he joined the faculty at Northwestern University as professor of materials science and in 1971 was appointed a Walter P. Murphy professor.
H. I. Aaronson received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), the latter degree in 1954. He was a member of the staff of the Metals Research Laboratory at Carnegie from 1953 through 1957. In 1958, he joined the Ford Scientific Laboratory, where he became supervisor of the Phase Transformations Section of the Metallurgy Dept. He remained at Ford through 1971, spent several months as Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester during the Spring of 1972 and then joined the faculty of Michigan Technological University as professor of Metallurgical Engineering.