Joan Redwing and Susan Trolier-McKinstry, both professors in Penn State’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have been named 2015 Fellows of the Materials Research Society (MRS).
The title of Fellow is bestowed on outstanding members whose “sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized.” A maximum of 0.2 percent of members receive the award each year. Redwing and Trolier-McKinstry will be recognized at the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit that will be held April 6-10 in San Francisco.
“Penn State and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are fortunate to have such outstanding materials scientists on the faculty. They are both leaders in the materials community at Penn State and their courses are truly cutting edge as a result of their research excellence,” said Gary Messing, distinguished professor of ceramics and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Redwing, professor of materials science and engineering, electrical engineering and chemical engineering, is being honored for “key contributions to the mechanistic understanding of materials synthesis by chemical vapor deposition including group III-nitrides, silicon nanowires and boride-based superconductors.”
Trolier-McKinstry, professor of ceramic science and engineering and electrical engineering, is being honored for her “creative and sustained contributions to the understanding of electroceramic thin films and for leadership in materials education and the materials research community.”
MRS is an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. The society has nearly 16,000 members from 80 countries.