Metallurgy

DMSE originated as a Department of Metallurgy and Mining, producing graduates whose work in ore refining and steel production led to a great expansion of industry and transportation in the late 19th century. In the modern age, metallurgists are interested in developing new alloys that are stronger, new refining techniques that are less environmentally harmful, and new manufacturing methods.

Researchers

Antoine Allanore

Associate Professor of Metallurgy

Electrochemistry; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Materials Chemistry; Metallurgy; Thermodynamics

Ming Dao

Principal Investigator & Director, Nanomechanics Lab; Principal Research Scientist, DMSE

Biomaterials; Computational Materials Science; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Thomas W. Eagar

Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems

Materials Systems and Analysis; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Metallurgy; Structural Materials

Brian Hohmann

Lecturer

Ceramics; Energy; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Materials Systems and Analysis; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Structural Materials; Thermodynamics

Ronald M. Latanision

Shell Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (Emeritus)

Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Materials Processing; Metallurgy

Ju Li

Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Computational Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Environment; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Nanomechanics; Phase Transformations; Semiconductors; Structural Materials; Composites; Thermodynamics; Transport Phenomena

Donald R. Sadoway

John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry

Electrochemistry; Energy; Energy Storage; Environment; Materials Processing; Materials Chemistry; Metallurgy

Christopher A. Schuh

Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy; MacVicar Fellow

Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Structural Materials

C. Cem Tasan

Thomas B. King Associate Professor of Metallurgy

Materials Processing; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Structural Materials

Meri Treska

Senior Lecturer

Ceramics; Materials Processing; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Composites

Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Michael (1949) and Sonja Koerner Professor of Materials Science and Engineering; Associate Provost

Bio; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Computational Materials Science; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Polymers; Structural Materials; Composites; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

News

Alloy Design Workshop

The Alloy Design Workshop is an annual event held on the last day of the fall MRS Meeting, as an opportunity for the MIT community and the materials community as a whole to congregate in an intimate setting to present and discuss new, unpublished research.