Richard D. Sisson, George F. Fuller Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of WPI’s Manufacturing and Material Engineering Programs, and Technical Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, received WPI’s 2016 Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship. The award recognizes continuing excellence in research and scholarship by faculty members over a period of at least five years. Sisson is internationally recognized for his research in materials science and engineering and manufacturing. His pioneering work, spanning several areas of physical metallurgy research, has resulted in more than 250 journal articles and 250 technical presentations. He is currently principal investigator for a multi-million-dollar, multi-institution project funded by the U.S. Army aimed at developing new metallurgical methods and new lightweight alloys that will help the military build more effective and durable vehicles and systems. Sisson has won numerous national and international awards, including being named a fellow of ASM International and serving as president of the ASM Heat Treating Society. We couldn’t be more proud of Rick.