Gregory S. Rohrer is the W.W. Mullins Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College, his doctoral degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon in 1990. From 2005 to 2021, he was the head of the department. Rohrer is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and has authored or co-authored more than 340 publications. His research has been recognized by numerous awards, among which are the Richard M. Fulrath Award, the Robert B. Sosman Award, and the W. David Kingery Award, all of the American Ceramic Society. In 2011, he served as chair of the University Materials Council, from 2016 to 2019 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Ceramic Society. He has been an editor of Acta Materialia since 2016.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Rohrer quoted on steel vulnerabilities after overpass collapse
MSE’s Greg Rohrer spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer about the properties of steel in light of the recent overpass collapse on I-95 in Philadelphia that occurred after a tanker truck caught fire. Rohrer noted that heat not only makes steel girders weaker, but it also causes them to expand.
US Department of Energy
Rohrer’s microstructure research shared by DOE
MSE’s Gregory Rohrer’s research on predicting the microstructure of materials was shared by the US Department of Energy Office of Science.
Refuting a 70-year approach to predicting material microstructure
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new microscopy technique that maps material microstructure in three dimensions; results demonstrate that the conventional method for predicting materials’ properties under high temperature is ineffective.
Remembering Harold Paxton
Harold W. Paxton, former head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, passed away on March 8, 2021.
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.
Two students earn Goldwater honors
Created to serve as a living memorial to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater scholarship provides funding to students pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
Rohrer contributes to grain boundaries research
MSE Head Greg Rohrer was recently mentioned in a Phys.org article for his contribution to work that lead to the discovery of segregation-induced superstructures at grain boundaries in nickel-bismuth polycrystalline alloys.
Rollett and Rohrer publish book on materials science topics
MSE’s Tony Rollett and MSE Head Greg Rohrer recently published a materials science book, called Recrystallization and Related Annealing Phenomena. The newest edition of their text provides experts with the latest findings in the materials science field.
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