Member, 1996, National Academy of Engineering.
Foreign Member, 2000, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Academician, 2010, Academia Sinica.
Honorary Member of AIME, 2010.
J. Willard Gibbs Award, 2009, ASM (ASM International).
Gold Medal, 2009, ASM.
Warren Savage Award, 2009, AWS (American Welding Society).
Acta Materialia Gold Medal, 2009, Acta Materialia Inc.
E. D. Campbell Memorial Lecturer Award, 2003, ASM.
John Bardeen Award, 2000, TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Soc.).
Albert Sauveur Achievement Award, 1996, ASM.
Champion H. Mathewson Medal, 1996, TMS.
Extraction and Processing Lecturer Award, 1993, TMS.
Fellow of TMS, 1991 (living Fellow to 100!).
William Hume-Rothery Award, TMS, 1989.
Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award, ASM, 1994.
Educator Award, TMS, 1990.
Identified as a highly cited person in Mater. Sci. by ISIHighlyCited, 2003, covering the period 1981-1999;
APDIC Best Paper Award, 1999 (APDIC-Alloy Phase Diagram Intern. Comm.); Fellow, 1978, ASM.
Physical Sciences Directorate Distinguished Lecturer, ORNL, 2008; Nanqiang Lecture, Universitas Amoiensis, China, November 17, 2008; Distinguished Speaker, Dept of MS&E, Penn State, 2004; Belton Lecturer, CSIRO, Victoria, Australia, 2000; Winchell Lecture, Purdue Univ., 1999.
Wisc. Idea Fellow, UW System, 2004-2005; Byron Bird Award, Research Publication, UW-Madison, 1984; Outstanding Instructor Award, UW-Milwaukee, 1972.