Professor Terence G. Langdon
About Professor Langdon
Currently the William E. Leonhard Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California and Research Professor of Materials Science at the University of Southampton. Langdon was born and educated in the West Country in south-western England. He received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D. degree in Physical Metallurgy from Imperial College, University of London. Following post-doctoral appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Cambridge and the University of British Columbia, he was appointed Associate Professor of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California in 1971. He was promoted to Professor in 1976 and in 2003 he was appointed the William E. Leonhard Professor of Engineering. Currently he is a member of three departments at USC: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Earth Sciences. He was also appointed Research Professor of Materials Science in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton in the U.K. in 2005.
Professor Langdon was elected a Foreign Member of The Academy of Sciences of the Bashkortostan Republic, Russian Federation, in 1994, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2002 and a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences in 2008. He received the degree of Doctor honoris causa from The Russian Academy of Sciences in 2003, the Blaise Pascal Medal in Material Science from the European Academy of Sciences in 2008, the Lee Hsun Award and Lecture from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009 and the Honorary Medal “De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis” from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 2009.