C. Barry Carter is a Professor at the University of Connecticut. He holds a B.A., M.A. and Sc.D. from Cambridge University, an M.Sc. from Imperial College and a D.Phil. from Oxford University. In 1977 he moved to Cornell where he spent 14 years as a full Professor. He then spent 16 years as the 3M Endowed Multidisciplinary Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He moved to the University of Connecticut to be the Head of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering. He is a CINT Distinguished Affiliate Scientist at Sandia National Lab. He had earlier held visiting positions at LANL (the Bernd T. Matthias Scholar), Chalmers (the 2004 Jubilee Professor), at NIMS in Tsukuba, and at Bristol University. He had extended visits to the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, the Institute for Physical Chemistry in Hannover and the Ernst Ruska Center in Julich.
Carter has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award and won ACerS’s Snow Award six times including 2000-2002. He is a Fellow of AAAS, MRS. MSA, ACerS and RMS and an elected Member of CASE. He served as the 1997 President of MSA, as the 2003-2010 General Secretary of the IFSM and is now the (2011-2014) President. He co-authored two textbooks Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science, with Dave Williams, and Ceramic Materials; Science and Engineering with Grant Norton. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials Science.