2021 Faculty Awards and Honors


The receipt of these highly prestigious awards allows our department to pursue innovative research and novel discoveries that advance the fields of welding engineering and materials science and engineering. Their significance is a testament to the caliber of faculty, research staff and students who work tirelessly in our labs and in the field. Both research and discoveries drive a continuously progressive movement in areas of materials science and materials joining relative to the college of engineering's focus areas. We celebrate and honor those members of our department who channel their expertise into projects entrusted to them. Take a peek at some of the projects that we have publicly announced this year.

Tyler Grassman - NSF CAREER Award to research defects in atomic structures and understand their effect on parent materials' electronic, optical properties (February 2021)
Xun Liu - NSF CAREER Award to study ultrasonically assisted wire arc additive manufacturing (January 2021)



Throughout the year, many of our faculty members are featured in industry journals, recognized as fellows, and invited to give keynote presentations. Each of these opportunities allows the faculty member to showcase their expertise in engineering while representing Ohio State's College of Engineering. These individuals are forever students of their discipline - either materials science and engineering or welding engineering - and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering congratulates them on these recognitions.

Carolin Fink, Boian Alexandrov - AWS Warren F. Savage Memorial Award for the paper published in the Welding Journal during a previous calendar year that best represents innovative research resulting in a better understanding of the metallurgical principles related to welding. (April 2021)
Alan Luo - TMS Bruce Chalmers Award for outstanding contributions to light metal processing, alloy development and automotive applications (March 2021)
Elvin Beach - Mars G. Fontana Award for Outstanding Teaching in MSE (February 2021)


2020 Faculty Awards and  Honors
2019 Faculty Awards and Honors