Allen

Samuel
M.
Allen
POSCO Professor Emeritus of Physical Metallurgy
BE Metallurgy, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1970
SM Metallurgy, MIT, 1971
PhD Metallurgy, MIT, 1975
Room 4-132

Phone: 

(617) 253-6939

Fax: 

(617) 252-1773

Disciplines: 

  • Metallurgy
  • Structural and Environmental Materials

Research: 

Prof. Allen's research programs involve a combination of theoretical modeling and experimental studies relating to solid-solid phase transformations and the evolution of microstructure in materials. Much of his work has been devoted to the study of order-disorder transformations and structure-property relations of alloys, including studies of deformation of intermetallic compounds, the structure and properties of interfaces, and the use of computer-calculated phase equilibria for solving practical alloy design problems.

His current research includes development of ferromagnetic shape-memory alloys for applications in high-stroke actuators, and the study of Ti–Ta alloys for medical implants. He is  also interested in the art and craft of blacksmithing, and he has co-taught the freshman advising seminar, 3.A04 Physical Metallurgy, since 1986.

There are two MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipients on the DMSE faculty.