- Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
- Finkl Chair Professor
- Director of the Thermal Processing Technology Center
University of Michigan, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Materials Science and Engineering
California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Materials Engineering
Analytical and computational solutions of partial differential equations.
Physical metallurgy of metals and advanced engineering materials, including structure, composition, mechanical properties and processing.
Understanding the fundamental limitations controlling various material properties and incorporating engineering solutions to overcome these deficiencies.
Development, validation and implementation of numerical models to simulate and predict microstructural transformations during processing and deformation.
Fellow, ASM International, 2018
John W. Rowe Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2015
MMAE Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008
American Society of Materials Marcus A Grossmann Award, 2007
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Cook/Ablett Award, 2006
Rolls-Royce Mark Shipton Patent Award for the development of innovative materials technology, 2004
- The Metals, Minerals and Materials Society (TMS)
- American Society of Metals (ASM)
- Institute of Materials, UK (IOM3)
- Vice-Chair TMS High Temperature Structural Materials Committee
Solidification, thermo-mechanical processing, mechanical behavior, corrosion and microstructural characterization of Ni-base superalloys and other high performance structural materials systems.