Dr. Helmut Clemens Receives the Honda Prize 2014
The Honda Foundation, a public-interest incorporated foundation created by Honda Motor’s founder Soichiro Honda and his younger brother Benjiro Honda, is pleased to announce that the Honda Prize 2014 will be awarded to Dr. Helmut Clemens for his outstanding contributions and eminent achievements in the development of light-weight structural intermetallic titanium aluminides, so-called γ-TiAl based alloys. The alloys and the processing technology developed by the research group of Dr. Clemens and his R&D partners, including MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading aero engine manufacturer, are considered as key elements to be used in the next generation of advanced low-emission and fuel-efficient combustion engines.
Dr. Clemens is the Head of the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing at the Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria. The university has defined its central fields of research as mineral resources, sustainable production and technology, and high-performance materials. Dr. Clemens is the 35th laureate of the Honda Prize. The award ceremony will be held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on November 17, 2014. In addition to the prize medal and certificate, the laureate will be awarded 10 million yen.