W. Craig Carter | The American Ceramic Society

W. Craig Carter

Craig Carter is the POSCO Professor of Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an adjunct faculty member at EPFL. Prior to joining MIT in 1998, he worked at NIST and at the Rockwell Science Center. He received all of his degrees in Berkeley’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D. 1989).

He has co-authored a textbook and over 100 publications. His research focuses is in the general area of meso-scale modeling of materials properties and microstructural evolution.

More recently, his research has been on battery materials and electro-chemo-mechanics. In 2010, he co-founded a company, 24M, with Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang which will produce grid scale energy storage solutions. 

He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and has been a member since 1986.  He has received ACerS’s Ross Coffin Purdy, Robert L. Coble, and Richard M. Fulrath awards. He served as chair of the Basic Science Division.

He is dedicated to teaching and upon new methods delivering educational content for science, engineering, and mathematics education. He has received MIT’s highest honors for teaching: the MacVicar fellowship which recognizes excellence in teaching at MIT and the Bose award for teaching excellence in the School of Engineering.

In addition, he is a collaborator in several art installations.  Neri Oxman and W. Craig Carter are a design and algorithm team who have had exhibitions at and pieces in the permanent collection at the Modern Art Museum in New York and in San Francisco, the Boston Museum of Science, the Smithsonian Institution, the Pompidou in Paris, and the Paris fashion show.  Craig and his spouse Marty enjoy spending time and restoring a 14th century chateau in southern Burgundy.