Shaping the Future of Ceramics
Greg Rohrer, W.W. Mullins Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, the Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University
Biography: Rohrer received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1984 and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. He is the author of over 180 publications and has received the following awards: National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1994), Roland B. Snow Award of The American Ceramic Society (1998), Ross Coffin Purdy Award of The American Ceramic Society (2002), Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2003), the Richard M. Fulrath Award of The American Ceramic Society (2004), the Robert B. Sosman Award of The American Ceramic Society (2009), and the second place Sapphire award from the Journal of Materials Science (2011). Rohrer gave the Lawley lecture at Drexel University in 2005, the Winchell Lecture at Purdue University in 2007, and was the G.E. Distinguished Lecturer for MS&E at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009. Rohrer is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, was the chair of the Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society in 2005, and was the chair of the University Materials Council during the 2010/2011 academic year.