Schuh

Christopher
A.
Schuh
Department Head
Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy
MacVicar Fellow
BS Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2001
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Phone: 

(617) 253-6901

Disciplines: 

  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Metallurgy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Structural and Environmental Materials

Research: 

Prof. Schuh’s group uses experiments, analytical theory, and computer simulations to explore the processing-structure-property relationships in structural metals. They are particularly interested in the role of structural disorder and its effect on mechanical properties. Their research covers many length scales, from long-range disorder in grain boundary networks, to the nanoscale disorder in amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys.

Robert H. Richards, class of 1868, established MIT’s Alumni Association. He was also Course III’s first department head.