Materials Science and Engineering journal prize

Congratulating Winner of Materials Science and Engineering A Journal Prize

The journal Materials Science and Engineering A is pleased to announce that Professor David C Dunand from Northwestern University has been awarded the MSEA Journal Prize for 2011. The annual award is given to researchers recognized for excellence in the field of structural materials science as well as overall contribution to the journal. The award has been presented to Professor Dunand at the TMS 2012 meeting in Orlando, Florida.

David received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1991 and his BS/MS degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich) in materials science in 1986. After serving on the MIT faculty from 1991 to 1997, he joined Northwestern University (NU) where he is the James and Margie Krebs Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.  He is the founding co-director of the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, which since 2008 seeds new research, teaches interdisciplinary courses and creates outreach activities in the area of sustainable energy at NU.

David holds eight patents, has published over 230 journal articles (including 31 in Materials Science and Engineering A), has co-edited three conference proceedings volumes, and is serving on several journal editorial boards. His research focuses on the processing, structure and mechanical properties of metallic alloys, composites and foams.  Applications range from porous biomedical implants to light-weight foams for energy-efficient transportation, superconducting composites and temperature-resistant alloys for energy generation.

David is a fellow of TMS (Minerals Metals and Materials Society) and ASM International, the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Scientist/Engineering Award Structural Materials Division of TMS and a departmental Teacher of the Year at NU.