Mats Hillert#

Mats Hillert
Email:mats 'at'
Membership Number:1128
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1991- Professor emeritus, Unpaid member of the staff, MSE, KTH
  • 1961-1990 Professor of Physical Metallurgy, KTH (Royal Inst. Technology) Stockholm
  • 1948-1961 Swedish Inst Metals Research

Fields of Scholarship
  • phase transformations in steels
  • diffusional phase transformations
  • solidification of alloys
  • thermodynamic properties of alloys
  • thermodynamic modelling of phases
  • application of thermodynamics to phase transformations
  • principles of phase diagrams

Honours and Awards


  • R.F. Mehl medalist (Met. Soc. AIME)
  • Bakhuis Roozeboom Gold Medal (Royal Acad. Netherland)
  • Acta Metallurgica Gold Medal
  • Murakami Gold Medal (Japan)
  • Brinell Gold Medal (IVA, Sweden)
  • Rinman Gold Medal (Jernkontoret, Sweden)
  • Tawara Gold Medal (Iron Steel Inst. Japan)
  • Wallmark award (KVA, Sweden)
  • Björkén award (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • KTH Stora Pris (Royal Inst. Technology, Sweden)
  • Hume Rothery Prize (Inst. of Metals, London)
  • William Hume-Rothery Award (TMS, Warrendale, PA)
  • Staudinger-Durrer Medal (ETH Zürich 2001)


  • Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (Sweden)
  • Fellow of Royal Acad. Sciences (Sweden)
  • Honorary Member of Japan Inst. Metals 1990
  • Honorary Member of Japan Inst Iron Steel Inst 1990
  • Fellow of ASM International
  • Fellow of Met. Soc. AIME (TMS)
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • External Member of Max Planck Society (Germany)
  • Foreign Associate, National Academy of Engineering (USA)

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