Marc De Graef received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1989, with a thesis on copper-based shape memory alloys. He then spent three and a half years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Materials Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara before joining Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 as an assistant professor. He is currently a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and co-director of the J. Earle and Mary Roberts Materials Characterization Laboratory.
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1989 Ph.D., Physics, Catholic University of Leuven

1983 MS, Physics, University of Antwerp

1983 BS, Physics, University of Antwerp

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Materials Science and Engineering

MSE researchers win best poster

MSE Ph.D. student Nisrit Pandey and recent Ph.D. graduate Maxwell Li won first place in The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society poster competition. Their advisors are MSE’s Marc De Graef and Vincent Sokalski.

CMU Engineering

Air Force partnership to fuse AI and materials research

CMU and Air Force Research Laboratory establish 5-year, $7.5M Center of Excellence in data-driven materials research.

De Graef to deliver keynote at Microscopy Society of South Africa conference

MSE’s Marc De Graef has been invited by the Microscopy Society of South Africa to present the 2019 John Matthews Materials Sciences Keynote Lecture at the Society’s 56th Annual Conference in Langebaan, South Africa, on December 3rd, 2019. This will be followed by an invited talk at a two-day workshop immediately after the conference.

Microscopy & Microanalysis

De Graef receives best paper award from Microscopy and Microanalysis

MSE’s Marc De Graef received a best paper award from Microscopy and Microanalysis for his paper, "Dictionary Indexing of Electron Channeling Patterns."

Industrial Heating

De Graef publishes first column in Industrial Heating

MSE’s Marc De Graef published his first column in the March 2018 issue of Industrial Heating.

CMU Engineering

Lab reveals the secret life of materials

At Carnegie Mellon’s Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), students and faculty have access to the full gamut of today’s most advanced materials characterization technology.