Awards & Committees

APDIC awards honour excellence in scientific publishing and the industrial application of phase diagrams and thermodynamic calculations.

Recipients of Best Paper Award




  • 2023 - Kostyantyn Korniyenko; Konstantin Meleshevich; Anatoliy Samelyuk; Viktor Sobolev; Lyudmila Kriklya, “Phase Equilibria in the Al-Ti-Cr System During Solidification”, Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion, 43(4), 427-447 (2022), doi:10.1007/s11669-022-00983-4




  • 2022 - Distl, B., Walnsch, A., Mellor, R., Gomell, L., Noori, M., Gedsun, A., Stein, F., "Al-Mo-Ti Ternary Phase Diagram Evaluation", MSI Eureka, Watson, A. (Ed.), MSI, Materials Science International Services GmbH, Stuttgart, Document ID: 10.17143.3.2,, (2021)

    Mehdi Noori (left) and Alexander Walnsch (right) being presented with their award certificates by chair of the BPA committee, Rainer Schmidt-Fetzer.
    (photo courtesy of Suzana G. Fries)





  • 2021 - Liangyan Hao, Wei Xiong, "An evaluation of the Mn–Ga system: Phase diagram, crystal structure, magnetism, and thermodynamic properties", Calphad, 68, 101722 (2020).



  • 2020 - Ikuo Ohnuma, Shota Shimenouchi, Toshihiro Omori, Kiyohito Ishida, Ryosuke Kainuma, " Experimental Determination and Thermodynamic Evaluation of Low-Temperature Phase Equilibria in the Fe-Ni Binary System", Calphad, 67, 101677 (2019).



  • 2019 - P. Sauerschnig, A. Grytsiv, J. Vrestal, V.V. Romaka, B. Smetana, G. Giester, E. Bauer, P. Rogl, "On the constitution and thermodynamic modelling of the system Zr-Ni-Sn", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 742, 1058-1082 (2018).




 P. Sauerschnig, Peter Rogl and Jan Vřešt'ál with their award certificates.






  • 2018 - John E. Morral and Shuang-Lin Chen, "High Entropy Alloys, Miscibility Gaps and the Rose Geometry", J. Phase Equilibria & Diffusion, 38, 319-331 (2017).

    The award was presented at the 2018 ASM Leadership Awards Luncheon. Left to right: Raymundo Arroyave (Chair ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Committee), Ursua Kattner (Chair APDIC), John Morral (The Ohio State University), Shuanglin Chen (CompuTherm LLC), Frederick Schmidt (President ASM International).






  • 2017 - Y. Dahan, G. Makov and R. Z. Shneck, "Nanometric size dependent phase diagram of Bi-Sn", Calphad, 53, 136-145 (2016).






Presentation of the Best Paper Award at the Calphad conference in St. Malo, France







  • 2016 - F. Stein, C.He, O. Prymak, S. Voß and I. Wossack, "Phase equilibria in the Fe-Al-Nb system: Solidification behaviour, liquidus surface and isothermal sections", Intermetallics, 59, 43-58 (2015).

    Presentation of the Best Paper Award taking place at MPI Dusseldorf, Germany.




  • 2015 - J. Wind, O. Romaniv, G. Schöllhammer, J. Bursik, H. Michor, G. Giester and P. Rogl, "The Systems Tantalum (Niobium)-Cobalt-Boron", J. Phase Equilibria & Diffusion, 35(1), 43-85 (2014).

    The award was presented at the conference CALPHAD XLIV, held in Loano, Italy. From left to right: Rainer Schmid-Fetzer (Chair APDIC BPA committee), Peter Rogl (University of Vienna, Austria).










  • 2014 - Martin C.J. Marker, Liliana I. Duarte, Christian Leinenbach and Klaus W. Richter, "Characterization of the Fe-rich corner of Al-Fe-Si-Ti", Intermetallics, 39, 38-49 (2013).

  • 2013 - Olga Fabrichnaya, Galina Savinykh, Tilo Zienert, Gerhard Schreiber, Hans J.Seifert, "Phase relations in the ZrO2-Sm2O3-Y2O3-Al2O3 system: experimental investigation and thermodynamic modelling",  Int. J. Mat. Res., 102(12), 1469-1487 (2012).

  • 2012 - V.T. Witusiewicz, A.A. Bondar, U. Hecht and T.Y. Velikanova, "Phase Equilibria in Binary and Ternary Systems with Chemical and Magnetic Ordering", J. Phase Equilibria & Diffusion, 32(4), 329-349 (2011).

  • 2011 - Clemens Schmetterer and Herbert Ipser, "Ni-Rich Part of the System Ni-P-Sn: Thermal Behavior", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 41A, 43-56 (2010).

    The award was presented at the conference CALPHAD XL, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From left to right: Rainer Schmid-Fetzer (Chair APDIC BPA committee) and Herbert Ipser (University of Vienna).






  • 2010 - A. Janz, J. Gröbner and R. Schmid-Fetzer, "Thermodynamics and constitution of Mg-Al-Ca-Sr-Mn alloys- Part II - Procedure for multicomponent key sample selection and application to the Mg-Al-Ca-Sr and Mg-Al-Ca-Sr-Mn systems", J. Phase Equilibria & Diffusion, 30, 157-175 (2009), and A. Janz, R. Schmid-Fetzer, "Thermodynamics and constitution of Mg-Al-Ca-Sr-Mn alloys - Part I -  Experimental investigation and thermodynamic modeling of subsystems Mg-Ca-Sr and Al-Ca-Sr", J. Phase Equilibria & Diffusion, 30, 146-156 (2009).

    The award was presented at the conference CALPHAD XXXIX, held in Jeju, Korea. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer (right, T.U. Clausthal), receives the award from André Costa e Silva (left, Chair APDIC).







  • 2009 - Markus Eumann, Gerhard Sauthoff, Martin Palm, "Phase equilibria in the Fe–Al–Mo system – Part I: Stability of the Laves phase Fe2Mo and isothermal section at 800 °C, and  Phase equilibria in the Fe–Al–Mo system – Part II: Isothermal  sections at 1000 and 1150 °C",  Intermetallics, 16(5),  706-716 (2008) and 16(6), 834-846 (2008).

  • 2008 - Julius C. Schuster, Zhu Pan, Shuhong Liu, Franz Weitzer, Yong Du, On the constitution of the ternary system Al-Ni-Ti, Intermetallics, 15, 1257-1267 (2007).

  • 2007 - Jozef Balun, Gerhard Inden, "Phase equilibria in the binary Rh–Ti system", Intermetallics14 260–271 (2006).

  • 2006 - Michael C., Gao, Necip Ünlü, Gary J. Shiflet, Marek Mihalkovic and Michael Widom Reassessment of Al-Ce and Al-Nd Binary Systems Supported by Critical Experiments and First-Principles Energy Calculations, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 36A, 3269-3279 (2005).

  • 2005 - X.J. Liu, C.P. Wang, I. Ohnuma, R. Kainuma, K. Ishida Experimental Investigation and Thermodynamic Calculation of the Phase Equilibria in the Cu-Sn and Cu-Sn-Mn Systems, Metall. Mater. Trans. A. 35A(6) 1641-1654 (2004).

  • 2004 - A.Grytsiv, P. Rogl, H. Schmidt, G. Giester, "Constitution of the Ternary System Al-Ru-Ti (Aluminum-Ruthenium-Titanium) Journal of Phase Equilibria 24(6), 511-527 (2003)

  • 2003 - M Zinkevich, N Mattern, I Bächer, "Experimental and thermodynamic assessment of the Fe-Gd-Zr system", Zeitschrift fur Metallkunde93(3), 186-198 (2002).

  • 2002 - R Ferro, Four papers on "Ternary Rare Earth Germanium Systems with Cu and Ag,  The Al-Er-Mg System and The Ni-Yb System" by R Ferro with G Balducci, G Borzone, S Brutti, G Cacciamani, A Ciccioli, G Gigli S De Negri, R Marazza,  D Mazzone, R Raggio, P Riani, A Saccone and G Zanicchi, Journal of Phase Equilibria  23(1), 7-56 (2002).

  • 2001 - A Davydov, U R Kattner  "Thermodynamic assessment of the Co-Mo system", Journal of Phase Equilibria, 20(1), 5-16 (1999).

  • 2000 - No award

  • 1999 - M Selleby "An assessment of the Fe-O-Si system and an assessment of the Ca-Fe-O-Si system" Metallurgical and Materials Transactions28B, 563-596. (Actually two consecutive papers, pp 563-576 and 577-596) (1997).

  • 1998 - W Huang, Y A Chang,  "A thermodynamic analysis of the Al-Re system", Journal of Phase Equilibria19(4), 361-366 (1998).

  • 1997 - H Bittermann, P Rogl, "Critical assessment and thermodynamic calculation of the ternary system boron-hafnium-titanium", Journal of Phase Equilibria, 18(1), 24 (1997).

  • 1996 - Y Feutelais, M Majid, B Legendre, S G Fries "Phase diagram investigation and proposition of a thermodynamic evaluation of the tin-selenium system", Journal of Phase Equilibria17(1), 40-49 (1996).