Mats Hillert#

Mats Hillert
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:1128
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Mats Hillert passed away November 2, 2022.

Positions Held
  • 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
  • Thermodynamic modelling of phases
  • Application of thermodynamics to phase transformations
  • Diffusional phase transformations
  • Principles of phase diagrams
  • Solidification of alloys
  • Thermodynamic properties of alloys
  • Phase transformations in steels

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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