Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Michael Kassner has been recognized by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society with the annual Oleg D. Sherby Award.
The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the understanding of the behavior of materials at high temperatures. Choong Hoon Cho Chair Kassner was awarded the prize for his “outstanding work and contributions to the study of creep and high temperature plasticity including his seminal book, Fundamentals of Creep in Metals and Alloys.”
Kassner has had a long research career examining the behavior of materials at high temperatures, with research interests covering metal plasticity theory, creep, fracture, phase diagrams, fatigue, and semi-solid forming. He currently leads the Kassner Materials Research Group.
Kassner recently served as interim chair of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and he joined USC Viterbi in 2003 as chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Kassner received his Ph.D. in materials engineering from Stanford University in 1981. He was program director of the graduate program in Materials Science at Oregon State University from 1995 – 2003.
He held the position of director of research at the Office of Naval Research from 2009 – 2012, overseeing a billion dollar research budget. In 2012 he was awarded a U.S. Navy Meritorious Public Service Medal.
In 2015 he was awarded the Minerals Metals and Materials Society’s Structural Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ASM International and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Published on March 11th, 2022
Last updated on March 11th, 2022