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Dear friends, New UG Curriculum:


New UG Lab Opens:


Faculty Honors:




The beginning of another new year gives me an opportunity to communicate with you once again about the recent developments and events in MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE). Our new undergraduate curriculum was officially launched in Fall 2003 to a record sophomore class of 46 students. The introduction of this new curriculum, aimed at defining and reshaping undergraduate education in materials science and engineering for the coming decade, was the culmination of very hard work on the part of a number of DMSE faculty members over the past two years. The new curriculum emphasizes faculty team teaching in both lectures and laboratory modules, which has been carefully planned to provide a more rigorous training for students in the fundamentals of materials science and engineering along with an increased focus on mathematics, computations, biological materials, practical case studies, engineering economics and student team work. Concomitant with the launch of the new sophomore curriculum, a new state-of-the-art Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory was inaugurated on Registration Day. Designed as part of the new curriculum, this laboratory infrastructure facilitates the seamless integration of lectures with hands-on experience. Built with glass walls, this teaching laboratory and the recently commissioned Nanomechanical Technology Laboratory (“NanoLab”) across from it have modernized the look of the Infinite Corridor in Building 8. More information on the new sophomore curriculum, the new teaching laboratory, and our ongoing efforts to redesign the junior and senior year subjects can be found in the following pages. Faculty members from DMSE are providing increasingly greater leadership roles in many key initiatives of the Institute. Their outstanding contributions to the materials science community and the excellent scholarship and research accomplishments of our students

Subra Suresh, Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Ford Professor of Engineering.

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continue to be recognized widely by major professional societies.

friend and supporter of the department for five decades.

Two of our long-time faculty colleagues “retired” formally in the

The many accomplishments of the faculty, students and staff mem-

summer of 2003 so as to devote more time to other technical inter-

bers of the department have helped us to grow substantially over

ests. Professor Robert Rose transitioned into a part-time appoint-

the past several years. These efforts have also facilitated the suc-

ment through which he will continue to direct the Concourse pro-

cessful launch of many major new initiatives in education, research

gram at MIT. A celebration marking Bob’s contributions to the

and infrastructure development. I am very heartened by this

department was held at the reception hosted by DMSE at the MRS

progress and feel extraordinarily fortunate and grateful to have had

meeting in December. Professor Ron Latanision joined Exponent’s

the opportunity to participate in this growth. It seemed appropriate,

office in Natick, Massachusetts, as Director of the Mechanical

at this juncture, to take a sabbatical leave (my first in fourteen

Engineering & Materials/Metallurgy Practices. A banquet at the

years!) to pursue some new research interests. I will be on leave dur-

MIT Museum honoring Ron’s contributions to DMSE was hosted by

ing the spring semester and summer of 2004, and Professor Sam

his former students in December. We look forward to many more

Allen will serve as Acting Department Head during my absence.

years of interactions with Bob and Ron, and wish them all the best in their new pursuits. Further information on Bob Rose and Ron Latanision can be found in the pages to follow.

It was a great pleasure to see many friends and alumni at the DMSE reception held during the recent MRS meeting in Boston. As always, I very much look forward to hearing from you or seeing many of

We were also saddened by the deaths of two of our dear friends.

you at professional meetings or MIT events and if you will be on

Harold Hindman, who co-founded Instron Corporation after receiv-

campus during commencement, we hope you will stop by the

ing his MIT degrees (S.B. in Chemistry, 1939; S.M. in Mechanical

DMSE reception for graduates and their families, students, faculty,

Engineering, 1942), passed away last summer. Harold had gener-

and staff.

ously contributed resources and laboratory equipment to a number of faculty members in different engineering departments at MIT

With warmest wishes,

over the years. Most recently, he was one of the major donors for DMSE’s NanoLab. His frequent visits to the department and his warm and friendly presence will be sorely missed. Roberto Rocca, who received his Doctor of Science degree from the department in

Subra Suresh

1951, also passed away last summer. Dr. Rocca studied under

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 8-309

Professors John Chipman and Nick Grant, and he remained a great

Cambridge MA 02139-4307

The Rocca fellowships, established in the department in 1989, have


supported more than 20 graduate students in the department.


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Academic Initiatives N E W


In September 2003, DMSE introduced an undergraduate curricu-

Modeling and Simulation, a new subject that covers basic concepts and useful modern techniques for computer modeling in a range of engineering disciplines.

lum with a new set of required subjects designed to integrate fundamental science with engineering applications and integrate lectures with laboratory experiences to reinforce key concepts. In particular, coverage of interdisciplinary and emerging areas of MSE such as biomaterials and nanoscale materials is increased. As part of this curriculum reform, a 2000 square foot Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory was opened on the Infinite Corridor.

For the junior year, four more subjects will be introduced: 3.032 Mechanical Properties of Materials, 3.034 Soft Materials Chemistry, 3.042 Chemical Processes in Inorganic Materials, and 3.044 Materials Processing. These subjects will cover mechanical properties and phenomena, polymers and biomaterials, and inorganic materials phenomena such as electrochemistry, heat and mass transport, materials lifetimes, and recycling. As with the sophomore

The new curriculum includes two foundation subjects in the sopho-

year, these subjects will include laboratory work, culminating in a

more fall semester: 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science and

team project in the spring semester. During the junior and senior

Engineering, and 3.014 Materials Laboratory. 3.012 describes the

years, students will also take four restricted electives from a wide

fundamentals of bonding, energetics, and structure that underpin

choice. New electives are being designed, for example 3.153

materials science. The subject consists of two parallel tracks of lec-

Nanoscale Materials will be introduced in Spring 2004. Finally, stu-

tures, one covering thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, and

dents will carry out capstone thesis research or an industrial intern-

the other covering electronic structure, bonding and materials struc-

ship and write a thesis based on their research experience.

ture and symmetry. Fundamentals are taught using real-world examples such as engineered alloys, electronic and magnetic materials, ionic and network solids, polymers, and biomaterials. 3.012 is integrated with 3.014, which provides an experimental exploration of the connections between energetics, bonding and

This year the new curriculum attracted 46 sophomores who selected Course 3 as their major – a large increase over the previous year’s class. Feedback from the instructors and students will be used to fine-tune the curriculum.

structure of materials, and includes hands-on experience with many techniques including calorimetry, x-ray, infrared, UV/visible and force spectroscopy, x-ray, optical and microwave diffraction. During the 13-week semester, the students spend four weeks in labs and nine in lectures, with labwork coordinated with lecture material. We also introduced 3.016, Mathematical Methods for Materials Scientists and Engineers, an introduction to the essential mathematical concepts that students will need during their under-

M . E N G .


The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Materials Science and Engineering is in its third year. Enthusiasm about the program on the part of current students, faculty, and graduates continues to grow.

graduate major. Recent graduates are pursuing careers in venture capital, technolIn the sophomore spring semester, 3.022 Microstructural Evolution in Materials, and 3.024 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials, will be offered. 3.022 covers microstructures, defects, and structural evolution in all classes of materials. Topics include dislocations and point defects, diffusion, surface energetics, grain growth, nucleation, and precipitation. 3.024 explains how the elec-

ogy development, and consulting. They have found employment at Saint-Gobain Corporation, YankeeTek Ventures, Lockheed Martin, and in government bureaus. Some have continued graduate education—one in materials science and another in law school. They praise the program’s depth in teaching technology “from atoms to commerce.”

tronic, optical and magnetic properties of materials originate from



their electronic and molecular structure and how these properties

The M.Eng. application deadline for September 2004 enrollment is

can be designed for particular applications, for instance in optical

March 1, 2004. For more details about the program, please visit the

fibers, magnetic data storage, solar cells, transistors, and other

M.Eng. website, To request an

devices. Both subjects include laboratory sessions directly related to

informational brochure or poster, please write to mse-

the lectures. Students may also take 3.021J Introduction to

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Space Initiatives U N D E R G R A D U A T E T E A C H I N G




“ S W A P ”

DMSE has entered the next phase of extensive renovations that in

To support the expanded experimental components of the curricu-

part have been facilitated by the department’s agreement with the

lum, DMSE opened the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

MIT Administration and the Department of Physics to exchange

(UGTL) in Sept. 2003. The UGTL, which is managed by David

space between the two departments. The space exchange will

Bono, has a wide glass-fronted wall facing the Infinite Corridor so

involve relocation of DMSE Headquarters, Academic Offices, and

that passersby can see the activities within. The new lab contains

the Chipman Room from the third floor of Building 8 to the first

equipment specifically intended for undergraduate experiments and

floor of Building 6 along Eastman Court. In the initial phase of this

designated for student use. Among the equipment that has been

project, DMSE received significant funding for renovations to

built or purchased are “artificial crystals” made of metalllized

Building 8 along MIT’s “Infinite Corridor” that allowed completion

spheres which diffract microwaves and small UV spectrometers for

of our Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory which has greatly

spectroscopy experiments. The lab also includes a high performance

increased DMSE’s visibility in the MIT community.

scanning electron microscope, an optical bench, and a new differential scanning calorimeter. There is a biomaterials processing lab and a chemical processing lab. Each member of a team of 4-5 students can collect and analyze data and connect to the MIT network or the internet while in the lab. Distance-enabled experiments are planned so that in the longer term, students from elsewhere (e.g. Cambridge, UK or Singapore) can perform experiments as part of

The renovations and relocation of DMSE Headquarters to Building 6 will be complex because they will involve at least two departments and quite possibly new construction. We currently anticipate that renovation of the Building 6 space into which DMSE will move will commence during the 2004–05 Academic Year with occupation in Summer 2005.

the existing distance learning initiatives at MIT.

E D I T O R :

Rachel A. Kemper, DMSE Communications Coordinator

P R I N T I N G :

Arlington Lithograph


D E S I G N :

Marc Harpin, Rhumba

President Vest and Prof. Suresh at the Undergraduate Teaching Lab Opening

A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S :

Thanks to Prof. Caroline Ross for writing about the undergraduate curriculum and Undergraduate Teaching Lab. Thanks to Prof. Linn Hobbs for the appreciation of Prof. Latanision and to Prof. Tom Eagar for the appreciation of Prof. Rose. Thanks to Ellen J. Siem and Marc L. Richard for reporting on the Wulff Lecture. Betsy Cullen Photography produced the images on pages 1, 2, 6, and 7. Jeff Dunn produced the photograph of Prof. Suresh. Richard Pasley took photos of the UG Lab Opening. Karlene R. Maskaly provided the images on the Donor pages. Thanks to Sam Allen, Jung Choe, Lorna Gibson, and Geri Sarno. Many thanks to Maryann Czerepak of MIT’s Publishing Services Bureau for her advice and assistance.

DMSE faculty at the UG Lab Opening

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MIT and DMSE thank our generous alumni/ae for their support of MIT and its programs during the year ending June 30, 2003.


donor list

Lynore M. Abbott 1991 Thomas E. Abell G 1994 Joan S. Adams G 1980 Richard W. Adams, Jr. G 1987 Paul H. Adler G 1981 Anoop Agrawal G 1986 Balkishan Agrawal G 1980 Michael T. Ahrens 1990 Yoshihiko Aihara G 1992 Benjamin C. Allen G 1954 Lisa P. Allen 1981 Paul W. Allen 1937 R. Michael Allen 1971 Samuel M. Allen G 1971 Steven Allen G 1951 Ronald E. Allred G 1983 Pedro Almeida 1988 Louis D. Alpert 1933 James R. Alward 1975 Daniel P. Anderson 1970 Liz Anderson 1984 Lindsay N. Anderson G 1993 Richard M. Andrews G 1991 Tryggve G. Angel 1951 Theodore H. Ansbacher 1960 Frank J. Ansuini 1963 Frank F. Aplan G 1957 William Arbiter 1950 Kenneth C. Arndt G 1996 Arthur H. Aronson 1958 Robert W. Ashbrook, Jr. 1983 Charles P. Ashdown G 1984 Aziz I. Asphahani G 1975 Patrick F. Aubourg G 1978 Donald H. Avery 1959 Arthur M. Ayvazian, Jr. G 1959 Kenneth R. Bain G 1982 Osman M. Bakr 2003 Chester L. Balestra 1966 Ronald G. Ballinger G 1978 Robert W. Balluffi 1947 Afua B. Banful 2003 Ralph D. Barer G 1948 Elizabeth Johnson Barnes 1985 E. L. Bartholomew, Jr. G 1951 George A. Basta, Jr. 1950 Renato G. Bautista G 1957 Per S. Baverstam G 1982 Wayne M. Beasley G 1965 Gordon H. Beckhart, Jr. 1984 Cynthia M. Bedell 1983 G. William Beer G 1940 Craig Belnap G 1995 Jose Benavides Ratto G 1997 John S. Benjamin 1961 Ross E. Benson 2003 Mark G. Benz G 1959 Susanne B. Berg 1983 Lewis W. Berger 1950 Courtney S. Berman 2000 Herbert S. Berman 1961 Celia A. Berry 1978 Grant A. Beske G 1964 Thomas Besson G 1998 Halton R. Beumer G 1971

Dennis F. Bickford 1971 George E. Biehl 1970 Norman A. Birch 1937 Lori A. Birkholz 1986 Francis J. Bittel 1940 K. Alexis Black 1995 Frederick S. Blackall IV G 1975 Arthur A. Blanchard 1965 Ilan A. Blech G 1964 Donald J. Blickwede G 1948 Robert J. Block 1956 David S. Bloom G 1947 Robt G. Blossey 1961 John B. Blum G 1977 Gabriel Bochi G 1995 Kenneth A. Bohr 1941 Donald O. Bolger G 1985 Joseph E. Boling 1964 J. Robert Booth G 1972 John O. Borland 1980 Amanda S. Bosh 1987 Ford M. Boulware 1936 Romeo G. Bourdeau G 1953 H. Kent Bowen G 1971 Terry F. Bower 1960 Joseph F. Boyce 1943 George A. Bradley 1952 William W. Bradley G 1965 Charles D. Brandt G 1987 Tracy Barnum Braun G 1974 Geoffrey R. Brazer 1969 S. Sidney Brenner 1951 Frank E. Briber, Jr. 1943 Harold D. Brody 1960 Edward L. Bronstien, Jr. 1951 Brigitta C. Brott 1984 Caryl B. Brown G 1995 Dennis B. Brown G 1963 Emily C. Brown 1997 Frederick I. Brown, Jr. 1949 Harold Brown 1947 Norman Brown 1942 Paul E. Brown 1956 William A. Brown 1967 Gordon A. Bruggeman 1955 David P. Brunco 1988 Henry T. Brush 1987 Relva C. Buchanan G 1964 Allan S. Bufferd 1959 Mayank T. Bulsara G 1995 Richard R. Burgie 1958 Doris Switzer Burrill 1983 John V. Busch G 1983 Henry M. Butler 1958 Frederick H. Buttner G 1949 Richard L. Bye, Jr. 1975 Pavel Bystricky G 1997 Raymond E. Cairns, Jr. 1954 Thomas W. Caldwell G 1971 Robert B. Calhoun 1990 Geoffrey H. Campbell 1984 John C. Campbell G 1957 Rowland M. Cannon, Jr. 1966 Altaf H. Carim 1982 Douglas J. Carlson G 1989

Toby N. Carlson 1958 Dennis J. Carney G 1949 Eugenia Carroll 1979 Jeffrey W. Carter 1962 Eva M. Casamento G 1992 Louis S. Castleman 1939 Benjamin R. Chadwick 1932 Chang-Shung Chai G 1980 Danielle R. Chamberlin 1996 Venetia V. Chan 2001 George D. Chandley 1953 Ruby R. Chandy 1982 Bertha P. Chang 1988 Julius Chang G 1982 Victoria A. Chang 1979 Anil R. Chaudhry G 1983 Stephen G. Checkoway 1962 Andrew Chen G 1991 Cheng-Han Chen 2000 Eva Chen 2001 Jason T. Chen 1995 Patty P. Chen 2003 Thomas D. Chen G 1996 Jeremy Cheng 2001 Kwan Wai Cheng G 1981 Pao-Luo P. Cheng G 1988 Julian H. Cherubini 1957 Albert H. Chestnut 1939 Josephine H. Cheung 1989 Jean-Philippe F. Chevaillier G 1982 Russell A. Chihoski 1954 Brenda L. Chin 1988 David R. Chipman G 1955 John S. Choe 1998 Yung H. Choi G 1976 Manoj K. Choudhary G 1980 Uma Chowdhry G 1976 Edison C. Chu G 1996 Kuo Chin Chuang G 1965 Stephen Chwastiak G 1963 William P. Clancy 1963 Harold R. Clark G 1982 Harold J. Cleary 1954 Lianna L. Cleland 1986 Thomas R. Clevenger G 1961 Harvey E. Cline G 1964 Sherry L. Clough G 1998 William S. Coblenz G 1977 Franklin H. Cocks 1963 Mark S. Coggin G 1995 Harvey J. Cohen 1972 Morris Cohen 1933 Richard E. Cole G 1952 Arthur J. Collias 1959 Aliki K. Collins G 1987 Gary S. Colton 1949 Robert M. Colton 1953 Leslie Margaret Compton 1993 George P. Conard II G 1952 Bruce A. Constantine G 2001 Joel A. Conwicke G 1969

Edgar W. Cook G 1968 David L. Cooke 1982 Laura L. Coons 1994 Hope L. Cooper 1990 Steven S. Cooperman G 1992 Normand D. Corbin G 1982 Elisabetta Cortesi 1987 Ahmet Coskun G 1967 Leslie W. Coughanour G 1947 Jeanne L. Courter G 1981 Barbara A. Crane 1977 David C. Cranmer G 1978 Kelly G. Craven 1986 David S. Crimmins G 1964 Philip P. Crimmins 1952 Mary Jean Crooks 1974 G. Kingman Crosby 1934 John M. Currie 1950 Ryan Anthony Cush 1999 Jessica A. Dai 2003 Mark M. D’Andrea, Jr. 1958 Sarah J. Davis 1997 Ralph M. Davison 1966 Daniel B. Dawson G 1967 Philip L. De Bruyn G 1952 N. J. De Cristofaro 1973 Mark R. De Guire G 1987 Robert De Monts G 1979 Jason C. De Santis G 1992 Thomas G. Decker 1958 Maureen A. Delaney G 1986 Chrysanthe Demetry G 1993 Paul E. Denney 1980 Raoul A. Desilets G 1943 James F. Deucher 1974 Genevieve Devaud 1981 Robert W. Devine, Jr. 1947 Thomas M. Devine, Jr. G 1971 Joseph M. Dhosi G 1959 Riccardo J. Di Capua 1972 Lester P. Diamond 1981 Elaine A. Dickerson 1996 Philip A. DiMascio 1987 M. William Dix, Jr. 1967 Robert B. Dixon 1968 Satoshi Doi G 1978 Satchit M. Dokras G 1983 Leonard E. Dolhert 1979 Alan D. Donaldson 1959 Alfred L. Donlevy G 1963 Richard W. Douglass 1957 Susan C. Drake 1982 Joseph M. Driear G 1980 James L. Drummond G 1970 Michael A. Drzewinski G 1986 Andrew D. Dubner G 1990 Denis DuBois 1961 Mark J. Dudziak 1988 Bradford A. Dulmaine 1972 Robert J. Dulsky 1961 David C. Dunand G 1991

The year of graduation refers to the date the first Course 3 degree was conferred. Graduate degrees are indicated with a “G.”

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Julia C. Duncan G 1994 Maurice F. Dunne, Jr. 1946 Daniel J. Dutilloy G 1959 Saskia Duyvesteyn 1992 Joseph M. Dynys G 1982 Lawrence E. Eaton G 1960 Merrill L. Ebner G 1954 George Economos G 1951 William A. Edmiston 1962 Athena N. Edmonds 1984 William B. Eisen G 1968 Kimberley Elcess 1983 George T. Eldis 1966 Sami M. El-Soudani G 1972 Claus D. Emmer 1967 David C. Eng G 1991 Jim Eng 1935 Alan T. English G 1960 Nancy K. Enright 1996 Ronald E. Enstrom 1957 Edward Epremian 1943 Ricky L. Ewasko 1978 William S. Ewing III G 1971 Daniel J. Fairweather 1977 Tso Yee Fan 1981 Martha J. Farah 1977 Walter F. Fasse 1988 Michele L. Feenstra 1990 Robert S. Feigelson G 1961 Graham D. Fernandes 1993 John A. Feroli 1946 August Ferretti 1959 Ralph R. Feuerring 1943 Howard C. Fiedler G 1950 Marc A. Finot G 1996 Michael S. Fischbein 1979 Reginald C. Fisk 1943 Eugene A. Fitzgerald, Jr. 1985 John T. Flaherty 1963 Bertram Fleischer G 1958 Paul M. Fleishman G 1982 Frederick B. Fletcher G 1972 Jerrold A. Floro G 1993 Patricia T. Foley G 1982 George Foo G 1977 Alexandra C. Ford 2002 Mark A. Foringer 1987 Steven D. Forman 1980 Bryan H. Fortson 1982 Gordon E. Forward G 1966 Robert A. Frank 1983 Gerald S. Frankel G 1985 Herbert A. Frankel 1950 George Freedman 1943 William R. Freeman, Jr. 1951 Edward E. Frey G 1980 Lauren E. Frick 2003 Naomi A. Fried G 1996 John E. Fries, Jr. 1948 Edward S. Frohling 1948 Douglas W. Fuerstenau G 1953 Michelle W. Gabriel 1982 James E. Gado G 1985 Colin T. Galbraith 2003 Ronald P. Gale G 1978 Maria L. Galiano 1987 Emilia F. Gan 1990 Gerardo D. Garbulsky G 1996 Diana V. Garcia 1992

Ricardo R. Garcia G 1982 Sharon M. J. Gardner 1979 Terry J. Garino G 1987 Stefan J. Garvin G 1950 John J. Gassner, Jr. G 1985 Robert M. Gates G 1989 H. Lee Gearhart 1976 Dale R. Geiger 1971 Lewis Gelbert 1936 Stanley H. Gelles 1952 Richard L. Gentilman 1970 Jean C. Chang 1982 David M. Gibbons 2001 Thomas W. Gibbs 1954 Ralph G. Gilliland G 1968 Emilio Giraldez Paredes G 1986 Joseph M. Glasgow, Jr. 1950 William J. Gleason 1950 Stacy Holander Gleixner 1992 David Alan Glen 1974 Loren Godfrey 1961 Brage Golding, Jr. G 1966 Joseph I. Goldstein 1960 Lebzylisbeth Gonzalez 1994 Stephen R. Goodman 1960 Robert S. Goodof 1973 Joseph E. Goodwill 1956 Harry B. Goodwin 1937 Mark S. Goorsky G 1989 Alan D. Gordon 1987 Scott H. Gore 1982 Joseph L. Goss G 1980 Lester W. Gott 1941 William H. Gourdin G 1974 Christine Govern 1996 Alek Grabinski 1988 Susan H. Grampp 1988 Dodd H. Grande G 1983 Lisa R. Granick 1983 Maisha K. Gray 1999 Amy R. Grayson 1997 Mark L. Green G 1988 Martin L. Green G 1978 David M. Greenstein G 1997 Richard B. Greenwalt 1951 Abbie Sue C. Gregg 1974 Karen K. Greig 1996 Manohar S. Grewal G 1972 Kelli A. Griffin 2003 William A. Griffith G 1950 Vernon Griffiths G 1955 Michael R. Groleau 1990 Allen W. Grove 1990 Jacob D. Gubbay 1956 John J. Gullotti 1978 Honglin Guo G 1998 Monica L. Gupta 1994 Joseph Gurland G 1951 John S. Haggerty G 1963 Henry Hahn 1951 Raymond M. Hakim G 1968 Thomas A. Hamilton 1956 Evan J. Hammerman 1980 Erika Hanley-Onken 1995 William S. Hannan, Jr. G 1947 Rodney E. Hanneman G 1961 Steven S. Hansen 1973 Stanley R. Hanson 1976 Marvin B. Happ G 1956

Robert A. Hard G 1957 James M. Harris 1963 Ronald F. Harris 1953 Susan E. Hartfield-Wunsch G 1988 Glen M. Hartzler G 1966 Frank R. Hatch 1935 Katherine A. Hawkins 1998 Roy D. Haworth 1939 Anya K. Hawrylchak 1998 George T. Haymaker, Jr. 1959 Francois B. Haymann G 1968 Andy Hegedus 1979 Herman R. Heideklang 1959 Adam S. Helfant 1985 Benjamin Hellweg 1997 Robert A. A. Hentschel G 1936 Francis B. Herlihy 1942 Nelson C. Hicks 1960 Prof Richard J. Higgins 1960 Lloyd H. Hihara G 1989 David C. Hill 1969 Charles D. Himmelblau G 1975 Ann S. Hirahara 1994 Donald R. Hixson G 1974 Bette W. Hochberger 2002 Diane Hodges Popps 1995 Harald Hoegh 2000 Ronald Mark Hollander 1974 Kenneth D. Holmes 1955 William F. Hosford, Jr. G 1959 Charles R. Houska G 1954 Simone Peterson Hruda G 1987 John I. Hsia 1953 K. C. Hsieh 1992 Peter Yaw-Ming Hsieh G 1999 Can B. Hu G 1980 Helen J. Huang 2001 Terry N. Huang 2003 Alan D. Huelsman G 1988 Nancy M. Huelsmann 1982 Albert M. Hung 2001 Gordon Hunter 1981 George F. Hurley 1962 J. Rowland Huss G 1990 John R. Hutchins III G 1959 Margaret B. Hvatum G 1978 Jennifer A. Hyman 1987 Emi Ishida 1988 F. Sam Jabara 1966 Ann Jacob 1989 Jeffrey E. Jacob G 1987 Eugene B. Jacobi, Jr. 1961 Scott K. Jacobsmeyer 1992 Paul D. Jacobson 1960 Renee D. Jacowitz 1986 Donald Jaffe 1952 Bor Z Jang G 1979 Ann M. Jansen G 1996 Christina H. Jansen 1963 John A. Jensen, Jr. G 1971 Mark H. Jhon 2001 Jimmy Y Jia 2002 Eva Jiran G 1990 Eric C. Johnson 1967 Stanley T. Johnson 1936 Timothy V. Johnson G 1987 Walter E. Johnson 1951 William R. Johnson 1942 James H. Johnston G 1952

Tamala R. Jonas G 1989 Eric M. Jones G 1987 Kenneth A. Jones G 1968 Bertrand G. Journet G 1983 Janet L. Jozwiak 1982 Jenh-Yih Juang G 1989 Andreas J. Judas 1989 Debra R. Judelson 1973 Debra L. Kaiser G 1985 Sumner H. Kalin 1938 Karsten August Kallevig 1998 Rachel E. Kaminer 1989 Robert H. Kane 1963 Junichi Kaneko G 1965 Paul J. Kang 1996 Christopher D. Kantner 1997 Rakesh R. Kapoor G 1987 Firoze E. Katrak G 1978 Theodoulos Z Kattamis G 1963 Allan P. Katz 1969 Joel D. Katz G 1984 Maurice N. Katz 1942 Robert Nathan Katz 1961 Thomas F. Kaveney 1950 Kenneth L. Keating 1947 George A. Keig G 1966 Christopher K. Keith 1991 Thomas F. Kelly G 1982 Barbara Kennedy 1994 Terry Tatad Kennel 1984 Donald J. Kenton G 1970 John C. Kerins 1981 Jill P. Kern 1977 Ryan J. Kershner 1998 Jeanne A. Kesapradist 1996 Olivera E. Kesler G 1997 Jack Keverian 1950 Jeffrey G. Killian 1989 Linda A. Kim 2003 Soo-Jung Kim 1991 Yong-Kil Kim G 1988 Linne Kimball-Zwetchkenbaum G 1994 Lionel C. Kimerling 1965 Christopher G. King 1982 Peter F. King G 1957 Ronald S. Kintisch 1957 James F. Kirk G 1986 Abigail Kirschenbaum 2001 Walter M. Kisner G 1950 Evan F. Klein 1978 James D. Klein G 1984 Lisa C. Klein 1973 Steven K. Knapp 1984 Robert P. Knopf 1951 Gerald A. Knorovsky G 1977 David B. Knorr G 1977 Eric C. Knorr 1974 Alan R. Kobrin 1980 Adrian F. Kohan G 1997 Iwao Kohatsu G 1971 Judith Jenkins Kohatsu 1969 Jeffrey G. Kohr G 1971 Debra M. Koker 1989 Andrew G. Kolbeck 1972 Juri Kolts 1964 Paige Kolze 1983 Jiang-Ti Kong 1997 Christine K. Kornylak 1999 David Kramer 1955

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Laura Lynn Beecroft Kramer 1991 George Krauss G 1958 Richard A. Krueger G 1990 Richard C. Krutenat G 1965 John-Paul Kucera 1996 Eric B. Kula 1948 Pratyush Kumar G 1994 Charles R. Kurkjian G 1955 Melody M. H. Kuroda 1998 Anthony D. Kurtz G 1952 Ronald A. Kurtz 1959 Richard S. Kusleika 1977 Raymond K. F. Lam G 1988 Yee Lam 2001 John W. Lane 1973 Stanley M. Lane 1935 Kenneth B. Larson G 1954 Warren L. Larson G 1947 Dinesh S. Lathi 1992 Wilbur S. Latimer 1959 Felix Lau G 2001 Alan J. Lauder G 1992 David E. Laughlin G 1973 William T. Laughlin G 1966 Walter R. Lawson G 1961 Eugene A. Leary 1954 Arthur K. Lee G 1980 D. William Lee G 1958 Elissa H. Lee 1998 Ellen Lee 1984 Eva C. Lee 1998 Grace W. Lee 2001 Harvie Ho Lee G 1971 John J. Lee 1990 Steven Lee 1996 Michelle D. Lefebvre 2001 Brian M. Leibowitz 1982 Eric J. Leiser 1982 Laurence Leonard 1954 Garlen C. Leung 1995 Yolanda A. Leung 1994 Bernard W. Levinger G 1950 Howard L. Levingston 1951 Mark Levinson 1972 Charles A. Lewinsohn 1987 Bryan Lewis 1970 Pascal R. Lewis 1993 Ronald C. Li 2003 Zhongtao Li G 2000 Hung Liang 1943 Daniel J. Lichtenwalner G 1990 Angela Y Lin 1997 Ching-Te Lin G 1996 Der-Gao Lin G 1987 Pinyen Lin G 1990 Bjorn E. Lindblom G 1966 Ulf H. Lindborg G 1965 Hung C. Ling G 1978 Daniel B. Lister 1954 Carl J. Liswith 1951 Thomas Lizzi 1975 Herbert W. Lloyd G 1952 Isabel K. Lloyd G 1980 Ann D. Loomis 1964 Robert L. Lord 1951 Daniel Dawson Lowrey 2002 Matthew Ian Lozow 1999 Antonio X. Luna 1983 Ruth E. Luna 1981

John L. Lunsford 1953 Claude H. P. Lupis G 1965 John P. Lynch, Jr. 1952 Peter F. Lynch, Jr. 1958 Robert L. MacCallum, Jr. 1951 Bruce A. MacDonald G 1961 David G. MacIsaac 1981 Robert C. Madden 1935 Lori A. Maiorino 1997 Bor-Yen Mao G 1983 Eugene A. March 1941 Thomas O. Mason G 1977 Lawrence J. Masur G 1982 Douglas M. Matson G 1996 Seigo Matsuda G 1961 Satoru Matsuo G 1993 John E. Matz G 1993 Elizabeth Maxwell 2001 Anne M. Mayes 1986 John J. McCarthy G 1959 Mary L. McCarthy G 1981 Charles I. McCauley G 1982 John S. McCloy 1996 Robert L. McCormick G 1982 Walter G. McDonough G 1987 Miriam Lachman McGorrin 1984 Donald W. McGrath 1954 Michael E. McHenry G 1988 David A. McIlroy 2003 Bruce D. McLaughlin G 1969 Linda McLemore 1988 Charles J. McMahon, Jr. G 1963 John R. McNamee, Jr. G 1982 Joey L. Mead G 1984 Caroline E. Roos Meeks 1985 Stewart K. Mehlman G 1977 Eugene S. Meieran G 1961 Gerald S. Meiling G 1959 Kenneth J. Meltsner 1983 Jonas D. Mendelsohn G 2002 Michael S. Mendolia 1988 Hiroshi Menjo G 1985 Stephen A. Metz 1967 Arthur B. Michael G 1952 Eugene J. Michal G 1947 Stanley J. Michalik 1960 Veronique J. Michaud G 1991 Leon D. Michelove 1954 Reid A. Mickelsen G 1963 John R. Mihalisin G 1953 Gary A. Miller 1960 James Miller 1943 James S. Miller 1976 Robert A. Miller 1943 Robert Edward Minshall 1974 Richard E. Mistler G 1967 Shannon L. Mitchell 1999 Sanjiv Mittal G 1983 Thomas R. Moebus 1970 Thomas P. Moffat G 1989 William C. Moffatt G 1978 William C. Mohr 1984 Ling Gee Mok 1983 Sheldon H. Moll 1955 Francois R. Mollard G 1960 Trisha Mae Montalbo 2002 Edmund H. Moore G 1987 James H. Moore 1940 Robert L. Moore 1952

William E. Mooz 1950 Lina Janavicius Morales 1982 John J. Moran 1948 Kenneth R. Morash G 1969 William G. Morris G 1963 David W. Morrison 1964 Donald D. Morrison 1966 Alan J. Morrow G 1973 Hugh Morrow III 1960 Prof Andreas Mortensen G 1986 Larry N. Moskowitz G 1972 C. Christopher S. Moss 1980 Peter H. Mott G 1986 Willard S. Mott 1941 Robert S. Mroczkowski 1961 Uchu Mukai G 1992 Arthur W. Mullendore G 1953 Thomas M. Murphy 1969 Gilman Y Murray G 1948 Michael Myers G 1970 Richard L. Myerson G 1961 Peter K. Nagata 1968 Paul R. Nahass G 1990 Joris Naiman 1976 James S. Nakos G 1988 Samuel K. Nash G 1948 Ralph Nauman 1974 Arturo D. Nava 1988 James E. Neely III G 1992 Michael A. Neff 1977 Janine M. Nell 1981 Jocelyn L. Nelson 2000 Krassimir P. Nenov G 1994 Carl H. Neu 1959 Herbert A. Newborn G 1973 Grace S. Ng 2002 Man Fai Ng G 1990 David L. Ngau 1997 Thao A. Nguyen G 1987 Barbara M. Nichols 1994 Jan E. Nielsen 1979 Carlos A. Nocetti G 1974 Susan C. Noe G 1992 Teresa C. Nolet 1978 George J. Normann 1983 Judith K. Novacek 1978 Elizabeth E. Nugent 1990 Walter Nummela G 1963 Karen A. Nummy 1980 Henry J. Nusbaum G 1977 Richard E. Nygren 1966 Katherine N. Oates 2000 Henry J. Oberson, Jr. 1959 Kathleen K. O’Brien 1999 L. N. Odence 1953 Stephen D. Offsey 1986 Sherry A. Ohotnicky 1993 Bruce S. Old G 1938 Katherine A. Oldham 1994 Gregory B. Olson 1970 Dexter A. Olsson 1957 William R. Opie G 1949 Alex J. Otto G 1991 Cleva W. Owyang-Gulgun 1992 Albert E. Paladino, Jr. G 1962 Jennifer M. A. Palella 1984 Satyavolu S. Papa Rao G 1996 James Pappis G 1959 Miriam Park G 2000

Charles A. Parker G 1981 David P. Parker 1963 Sidney J. S. Parry 1955 Joseph B. Parse G 1985 Kevin D. Pate 1985 Neil E. Paton G 1969 David T. Patten 1970 Hazelyn M. Patterson 1983 Scott G. Paull 1982 George W. Pearsall G 1961 James R. Pearson 1965 Philip K. Pearson 1950 Leander F. Pease III G 1962 John F. Peck G 1961 Regis M. N. Pelloux G 1956 Nicole Pelton 1990 Thomas A. Penn 1969 Roger C. Perkins G 1986 Sarah Kathryn Perlmutter 2002 Sean F. Peterson 1994 William T. Petuskey G 1977 Karen G. Phelan 1985 Howard M. Pielet 1963 William H. Pike 1965 Alfonso Pinella G 1966 David A. Pinsky G 1982 Stewart B. Pinsof 1958 Bruce A. Pint 1988 Jason C. Pinto 1998 Ronald C. Pirek 1977 Richard K. Pitler 1949 Richard L. Pober 1959 Jaroslav M. J. Polak 1957 Richard F. Polich G 1965 JoAnn R. Politano G 1979 Kirby V. Pool G 1991 D. Elaine Pope 1980 Rakesh K. Popli G 1980 Alan W. Postlethwaite G 1949 Gordon W. Powell 1951 Aaron R. Prazan 1998 Peter E. Price 1952 Charles H. Prince 1954 William R. Prindle G 1955 Svante Prochazka G 1968 John W. Prybylowski 1980 John W. Putman G 1950 Daniel T. Quillin 1989 Michael A. Rabideau G 1981 Henry J. Rack 1964 Livia M. Racz 1989 Anand Raghunathan 1996 James J. Rago, Jr. 1957 David V. Ragone 1951 Robert N. Randall 1950 Aaron M. Raphel 2000 Eugene J. Rapperport 1952 Gary C. Rauch 1964 Gurumurthi Ravishankar G 1994 Richard A. Rawe G 1958 Ranjan Ray G 1969 Dennis W. Readey G 1962 Michael D. Rechtin G 1970 Karl W. Reid 1984 Christine M. Reif 1986 Maureen T. F. Reitman 1990 Alan L. Renninger G 1972 Aldo M. Reti 1965 Caroline Rhim 2001

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William H. Rhodes G 1965 Carl R. Ribaudo G 1982 Alice M. Ribbens 1989 Lee S. Richardson 1950 Marc H. Richman 1957 Rodney G. Riek 1969 Jennifer Rigney 1992 Richard E. Riman G 1987 Michael D. Rinaldi 1966 Martin D. Robbins G 1956 William L. Robbins G 1972 Jacques P. Robert G 1981 Beverly K. Roberts 1976 Jennifer K. Robinson 1982 McDonald Robinson G 1967 Efrain Rodriguez 2003 Neil E. Rogen G 1956 Peter T. Rogers 1982 Roger M. Rogers 1958 Irwin B. Roll G 1952 Amilcar J. Romeo G 1956 Amy B. Roschelle 1993 Robert M. Rose 1958 Allan J. Rosenberg 1958 Alan R. Rosenfield 1953 Marjorie L. Rosenthal 1998 Alexana Roshko 1981 Robert L. Rothman 1964 Charles A. Rowe 1959 Thomas A. Rowe 1966 Elena Rozier 1982 Michael F. Rubner G 1986 Diane F. Rucker 1992 Robert C. Ruhl G 1967 Richard P. Rusin 1986 Cecily A. Ryan 2000 Anil K. Sachdev G 1977 Varadachari Sadagopan G 1960 Edward M. Safran 1959 Hilmi F. Sagoci 1940 Norihisa Saito G 1985 Nannaji Saka G 1974 Vasilios S. Salapatas G 1966 Tarik A. Saleh 1995 Jack P. Salerno G 1983 W. Wade Samec, Jr. 1995 K. K. Sankaran G 1978 Hisashi Sato G 1987 Willard L. Sauer 1985 Elaine I. Savage 1971 Robert E. Savage G 1947 Siddhi Savetsila 1943 Yasushi Sawada G 1990 Philip S. Schaffer 1956 Stacy E. Schalick 1989 Thomas F. Schaub, Jr. G 1995 Jack H. Schaum 1940 George W. Scherer 1972 Spencer A. Schilling 1944 Hollie K. Schmidt 1987 Edward G. Schmit 1986 Howard Schneider 1979 Julia S. Schneider Johnson G 1990 Susan Schur 1960 Elliot M. Schwartz 1989 Lisa Anne Scoppettuolo 2002 Leslie L. Seigle G 1952 Loriann S. K. Seluga 2000 Steven C. Semken G 1989

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Around DMSE F A C U L T Y


Professor Suresh was named a Gordon Moore Distinguished

Professors Sam Allen and Ron Latanision shared the 2001 T.P.

Scholar by the California Institute of Technology for 2004–2005.

Hoar Award with Sang-Bum Hong, Noam Eliaz, and Prof. Ely Sachs

The Gordon Moore Scholarship sponsors scientists for extended vis-

of Mechanical Engineering. Their paper, “Corrosion Behavior of

its to CalTech to pursue scholarly research; Prof. Suresh will spend

Advanced Titanium-Based Alloys Made by Three-Dimensional

May–Sept. 2004 at CalTech as part of his sabbatical leave.

Printing (3DP) for Biomedical Applications,” was recognized as the best Corrosion Science paper in 2001.

Professor Suresh was elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). Established in 1987, INAE is a

Professor Angela Belcher will head the MIT component of a three-

Member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering

university consortium that aims to understand and harness biologi-

and Technological Sciences and is a “Peer” body of distinguished

cal mechanisms for fabrication of new materials and devices to

engineers and technologists. Fellowship is conferred on individuals

equip the soldier of the 21st century.

who have demonstrated their eminence by virtue of outstanding accomplishments in new and developing engineering fields. There

The Graduate Materials Council (GMC) presented Prof. Craig

are presently 427 Indian and 22 Foreign Fellows in INAE.

Carter with the first Excellence in Graduate Advising Award. In 2004, Prof. Suresh will hold the Brahm Prakash Visiting Professor Gerd Ceder received the GMC’s first Excellence in

Professorship at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and will

Teaching Award. Students in 3.20, Materials at Equilibrium, praise

participate in a distinguished lecture series.

his dynamic lectures and responsiveness to queries and concerns. Ned Thomas, Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Professor Ceder in collaboration with Prof. Nicola Marzari received

Engineering and Director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnolo-

a major equipment donation from Hewlett-Packard for research in

gies, is one of 348 American Association for the Advancement of

the area of computational materials science.

Science members awarded the distinction of Fellow this year. His

Professor Joel Clark will be the co-director of a newly announced, $2-million, 5-year, collaborative research laboratory established at MIT by General Motors in the area of advanced materials processing and manufacturing systems for global automotive operations.

citation recognizes his “insightful studies of polymer-based nanocomposites, particularly mechanical and optical properties of ordered block copolymer nanoparticle materials and for leadership in materials education and nanotechnology.”

The collaboration will focus primarily on the use of modeling

In June 2003, Hanyang University presented Prof. Bernie Wuensch

to optimize the selection of materials and manufacturing processes.

with an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering recognizing his achieve-

Professor Linn Hobbs was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Ceramic Society.

ments in crystallography, diffusion-related phenomena in ceramic materials, and combinations of these disciplines in elucidating the crystal-chemical origins of fast-ion conduction in solid electrolytes.

In recognition of her service and dedication to the Materials Research Society (MRS), Prof. Anne Mayes was presented with the 2002 Woody Award.

R E T I R E M E N T S MIT, in common with other venerable institutions—including the institution

Prof. Mayes was also made a Fellow of the American Physical

of language itself—has its share of

Society (APS) in recognition of her “outstanding theoretical and

mysteries, amongst which is the fate of

experimental research on the interfacial behavior of polymers and

the elusive second “i” in the surname

the phase behavior of polymeric materials.”

of Prof. Ron Latanision, who has embraced emeritus status after 28

Professor Chris Schuh is the winner of The Materials Society (TMS)

years at MIT. He is by no means retired

2004 Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal, an annual award to some-

but will continue to be involved with

one under the age of 30 for “exceptional promise of a successful

MIT as he makes a career shift to

career in the broad field of metallurgy.” He will receive the award at

industry as a principal of Exponent, Inc.

the 2004 TMS annual meeting in Charlotte, NC. Previous DMSE

Hardly a stranger to the corporate

winners of this medal include Profs. Ceder, Fitzgerald, and Suresh.

world, Ron came to MIT after five years at Martin Marietta and is

Professor Subra Suresh delivered the Milsaps-Taylor Memorial 04


Lecture at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in April 2003.

Prof. Ron Latanision

co-founder of Altran Corporation. There is nothing else elusive about the highly prominent Prof. Latanision who has held faculty appointments in both DMSE and

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Nuclear Engineering and was director of the H.H. Uhlig Corrosion

For nearly half a century he has enriched us with his wit, creativity,

Lab and the Materials Processing Center. In 1991, he was ap-

teaching skill, and irreverence for pomp and circumstance.

pointed chair of MIT’s Council on Primary and Secondary Education and began MIT’s K–12 outreach. He directed the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers, co-chaired the New England Science Teachers organization, and served as co-PI of an NSF-sponsored Massachusetts initiative on Partnerships Advancing Learning of Mathematics and Science. For his efforts on MIT’s behalf, the Association of MIT Alumni/Alumnae named him an honorary alumnus in 1992.

Bob was influenced strongly by John Wulff, a crusty and irreverent master teacher and Professor of Metallurgy who was Bob’s freshman advisor, mentor, and thesis advisor. In the 1950’s, vacuum metallurgy was new, as were dislocations in crystals, predicted some twenty years earlier, but just then coming under the control of experimentalists, as opposed to theoreticians. Bob’s doctoral thesis was on dislocations in single crystal tungsten, a material he fabricated using a Korean War surplus radar power supply to electron

Trained as a corrosion engineer, with degrees in metallurgy and

beam melt the purest tungsten ever produced.

metallurgical engineering from Penn State (BS ’64) and Ohio State (PhD ’68), Ron was a von Humboldt Senior Scientist at the MaxPlank-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf. He has researched aqueous corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, photoelectrochemistry, aging of engineering materials and systems, and supercritical water oxidation of toxic wastes. He coedits Advances in the Mechanics and Physics of Surfaces, and serves on the editorial boards of Progress in Surface Science and

After graduating, Bob was hired as an assistant professor under a Ford Foundation grant for development of new curricula. He assisted in writing two of the four volumes of the “Wulff Series,” which defined Materials Science (as opposed to metallurgy) as a discipline for the first time. He also changed from researching dislocations in tungsten to the emerging engineering of superconductors for high field magnets.

the Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan. He has held

Bob’s incredibly broad research and teaching experience includes

a visiting professorship at the University of Naples since 1989.

mechanical metallurgy of dislocations in tungsten, processing and

He is an NAE member and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Society for Metals, and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), serving as a NACE director. He won NACE’s Campbell Award and Whitney Award, the Mac Farland Award from Penn State’s NACE chapter, AIME’s Henry Krumb lectureship, the T.P. Hoar Award, was named a centennial scholar at both Case Western Reserve University and Penn State, and was named a distinguished Ohio State alumnus. He served as science advisor to the US House of Representatives

solid state physics of high field superconducting cables, corrosion of medical implants, wear of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene in total hip replacement prostheses, development of alternative freshman educational programs, etc. He worked more broadly in each decade of his career than most faculty do in a lifetime. For the past two decades, half of Bob’s effort has been dedicated to educating freshmen, primarily through Concourse which he continues to lead and thus enriches the experience of freshmen, as John Wulff enriched Bob’s first year at MIT.

Science and Technology Committee (1982–83), on the advisory

While John Wulff taught Bob disdain for the status quo, Prof. Jerry

committee for the Massachusetts Office of Science and Technology,

Lettvin of Electrical Engineering was another force in shaping his

and as education advisor to Senator Paul Tsongas’ presidential cam-

professional development. John taught Bob things which are “un-

paign. In 2002 President Bush appointed him to the Nuclear Waste

printable” and Jerry taught Bob things which were “unbelievable.”

Technical Review Board.

If you ask Bob about these unprintable and unbelievable insights,

The mystery of the elusive “i” is compounded by Ron’s spouse Carolyn, who remains truer to her husband’s Ukrainian origins by

he will launch into a stream of entertaining and amusing anecdotes, jokes, and life lessons.

steadfastly pronouncing it. Carolyn is a nationally recognized

Alongside his life at MIT, Bob has been a devoted husband to

painter in oils and watercolors and a member of the prestigious

Martha, the only person who could contain him and cajole him.

Copley Society of Boston. MIT and DMSE are the poorer for the

They have raised three fine children; they enjoy their grandchildren,

departure of this accomplished partnership, for both of whom an

and they enjoy sailing Martha’s yacht.

emeritus title, appropriate to its latinate origins, is deservedly accorded e meritus: “out of having served [meritoriously].” –Prof. Linn Hobbs Prof. Bob Rose came to MIT as a freshman in the fall of 1954, Prof. Bob Rose

as what he terms “a mistake.” He characteristically leaves it to the listener to decide whether it was his mistake or the Institute’s.

As one meets MIT alumni around the country, there are a few faculty about whom all alumni enquire. Bob is one of these. Not only has he had a tremendous impact on his family, but has also influenced hundreds of students who have learned the principles of integrity, hard work, concern for others, humor, and empathy from

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observing Bob. He always has time to speak with, to help, and to

Feuchtwanger, Raul Martinez, and Marc Richard were the

inspire others.

graduate student FEF scholarship recipients.

Bob is a part of MIT and MIT is a part of Bob. If one of our goals is

For work on “Design of Morphology and Chemistry of Polymer

to leave the Institute and the world a better place for everyone, then

Filtration Membranes,” Ariya Akthakul received an MRS Graduate

Bob has succeeded admirably.

Student Silver Award in December 2002, was an APS Padden –Prof. Tom Eagar



Robin Elices, Director of the Administrative Services Organization, and Hilary Sheldon of DMSE received the School of Engineering Infinite Mile Award for Sustained Excellence. The awards were presented at the third annual School of Engineering Awards Ceremony in April 2003.

Award Finalist in March 2003, and was winner of the OMNOVA Signature Award for Excellence in Polymer Research in April 2003. Kristin Domike and her team were winners in the Life Science division of the $1K Business Idea Warm-Up competition sponsored by the MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition. They were recognized for their business proposal of the production and sale of a novel, patented endotracheal tube, a device that serves to connect

For the third time, Technology Review has named 100 researchers under 35 years old whom they expect to develop technologies that will have a major impact on the world. On the list is Dr. Yu Huang of Prof. Belcher’s Biomolecular Materials Group who researches synthesis, characterization, and assembly of biomaterials. Other members of the DMSE community named to the TR100 include Prof. Yoel Fink in 1999, Prof. Belcher in 2002, and alumna Erin Lavik (’95,

ventilators and lungs for patients requiring artificial respiration. For their product, “CF8C-Plus: New Cast Stainless Steel for HighTemperature Performance,” Megan Frary and her collaborators at Caterpillar and Oak Ridge National Laboratory won an “R&D 100 Award” for developing one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year.

SM ’97, ScD 2001) in 2003. Dr. Lavik is now Assistant Professor of

Minjoo Larry Lee was a Gold Award Winner for Graduate Student

Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Yale University.

Research at the 2003 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA.



Awards for Outstanding Senior Thesis were presented to Rachel Sharp for her thesis, “Analysis of Copper Slags from the

Garry Maskaly was named a Gold Award Winner at the Fall 2003 meeting in Boston for his talk on “Ionic Colloidal Crystals: Rapidly Assembled Multicomponent Opals.”

Archaeological Site of El Manchon, Guerrero, Mexico” and to Filip


Ilievski for his thesis, “Reactive Pulsed Laser Deposition of

Dr. Don Eigler, an IBM Fellow at the Almaden Research Center and

Magneto-Optic Iron Oxides.”

a pioneer in nanoscience and nanotechnology, is a fan of scientific

Best 3-B Internship Report awards were presented to Afua Banful for her report, “Magnetic Properties of Spin Valves with Iridium


pursuits that begin with the statement “I don’t know” and doesn’t believe that science is a “mature” field.

Manganese Pinning Layers” and to Bushra Makiya for her report,

Using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), Eigler studied the prin-

“Construction and Control of Multi-Cell Arrays by Laser Transfer.”

ciples of viewing and manipulating surfaces at the atomic scale. The

Afua and Bushra were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 2003.

STM provides atomic resolution of the structure of a material sur-

Lauren Frick received the award for Outstanding Service to the DMSE Community in recognition of her active and innovative role as SUMS President.

face by passing a fine electrically charged tip over it. By keeping the potential difference between the tip and surface constant, the surface topography can be mapped by vertical displacements. At low temperatures, bringing the tip close to the surface makes individual

DMSE names Outstanding Students in each class in June. For

atoms move. Eigler used this technology to spell “IBM” with xenon

the Class of 2005, Joanna Natsios and David Schoen; for the

atoms on a nickel surface. Eigler emphasized the potential use of

Class of 2004, Yuki Hori, Ana Ramos, and Catherine Tweedie; for

atomic manipulation for transmitting information in novel ways; his

the class of 2003 Afua Banful and Lauren Frick.

group constructed wires, logic gates, and circuits on the nanoscale, fabricating a 12-by-12 nanometer logic circuit.

Andrew M. Albers and Marc L. Richard are co-recipients of DMSE’s 2003 John Wulff Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Wulff Lecture aims to engage MIT undergraduates, particularly freshmen, and to give them a glimpse of the field of Materials

Nduka O. Enemchukwu was awarded the 2003 American

Science and Engineering, the professional opportunities it presents,

Chemical Society Scholarship.

and the individual accomplishments and personalities of some its leaders. Prof. Wulff truly loved teaching and carefully crafted every



Catherine A. Jenkins is the undergraduate recipient of the Foundry

lecture and recitation; the lectures named in his honor are a fitting

Education Foundation (FEF) scholarship in recognition of a superior

memorial. Prof. Samuel Stupp of Northwestern University will

student with an interest in the casting technologies. Jorge

present the next Wulff Lecture on February 17, 2004.

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As the second phase of her Course 3B internship program, Yuki

DMSE undergraduates are active in all areas of materials research.

Hori worked at Albany International Research Company in

Through UROPs, internships, and thesis projects, students have

Mansfield, MA, a company that specializes in technology and prod-

worked in industry and government labs, on computational 3D ani-

uct development for the paper and textile industries. Her project on

mation of “ball-and-stick” models, and on archaeological digs.

contamination-resistant coatings applied the “Lotus Effect” to

Juniors Nalini Gupta and Yuki Hori both worked on projects to

develop a contamination-resistant, or “self-cleaning,” fabric coating

develop fabric innovations with immediate military application and

using a paper-making machine. As the “clothing” undergoes its

potential public use.

many cycles through the paper machine, dirt particles contaminate the fabric, increasing the probability that the final product will con-

Nalini Gupta worked at the U.S. Army Soldier’s System Center in Natick, MA, where antimicrobial fabrics are being developed for military use. After various antimicrobials were introduced into dif-

tain impurities. Fabric with a Lotus Effect coating appears to be selfcleaning because its nano-and micro-structural topological roughness and surface hydrophobicity make it water and dirt repellent.

ferent polymer electrospun shell fabrics, the fabrics were challenged with spores in a 10 minute aerosol penetration test. Spore penetra-

To learn more about research being performed by DMSE under-

tion and kill were assessed by spore counts in different areas of the

graduates or to inquire about hosting an intern, please contact Mr.

fabric. While one antimicrobial was not effective against the spores,

Joe Dhosi or Mr. Dwayne Daughtry. As part of the the depart-

another significantly decreased the number of spores on the elec-

ment’s Industrial Internship Program, students work in government

trospun layer. Further analysis of antimicrobial activity involves con-

and industrial establishments, are paid a fair wage, and report on

trolling the thickness of the electrospun layers and understanding

the work for academic credit. Last summer 32 students worked at

the true concentration of antimicrobials in the electrospun layers.

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