April 5, 2024

Wulff Lecture: Oh come on hydrogen, be nice!

C. Cem Tasan, MIT DMSE
3:30pm - 4:30pm


C. Cem Tasan
POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Materials science and engineering are built on structure-property relationships, and the beauty of these connections can be most easily seen by studying the adventures of the lightest and most mischievous of all elements: hydrogen, in metals. Thus, in this talk, we will focus on the troubles hydrogen creates for materials scientists and on how in-situ experiments help us solve some of these puzzles (and make some fun videos).


Prof. Cemal Cem Tasan is the POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Tasan earned his BS and MS in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering of METU in Ankara, Turkey. He carried out his PhD work in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He then moved to Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Germany, where he was appointed first as a postdoc, and then as a group leader. He joined DMSE as a faculty member in 2016 and was granted tenure in 2022.