8/18/2020 Perepezko awarded ASM International teaching award Written By: Jason Daley Departments: Materials Science & Engineering Categories Awards Professor John Perepezko working with a student. Note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic impacted campus operations. ASM International, the largest society in the materials research community, has awarded Professor John Perepezko of UW-Madison’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering its 2020 Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award. The award, established in 1960, recognizes unusually long and devoted service in teaching as well as significant accomplishments in materials science and engineering, and an unusual ability to inspire and impart enthusiasm to students. The award cites Perepezko “For distinguished academic devotion to lifelong learning and the contagious passion passed forward to his students for active service in the materials profession.” Perepezko is a fellow of ASM International, TMS, MRS and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Over his 45-year career in the UW-Madison College of Engineering, Perepezko has inspired and mentored generations of students. His research interests in metallurgy and materials science include phase transformations, kinetics, metal powders and high temperature intermetallic alloys, and microgravity processing, among other topics.