Pol Duwez

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Pol Duwez
Born December 11, 1907
Died December 31, 1984 (1985-01-01) (aged 77)
Residence Pasadena, CA
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of Brussels
Scientific career
Fields Materials Science
Institutions California Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Émile Henriot
Doctoral students [[William Andrew Goddard III][William L. Johnson]]

Pol Duwez (11 December 1907 – 31 December 1984) was a Belgian-born materials scientist. While working at Caltech in 1960, he first introduced metallic glasses made through rapid liquid cooling using a technique known as Splat quenching.[1]


  1. ^ Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 31, Pg 1136 (1960)