Professor Christopher A. Schuh
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 8-201 Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Christopher A. Schuh is the Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
He earned his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2001 in the same field, and held the Ernest O. Lawrence postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2001-2002 prior to joining the MIT faculty in 2002. Prof. Schuh’s research is focused on structural metallurgy and seeks to control disorder in metallic microstructures for the purpose of optimizing mechanical properties. Prof. Schuh has published more than 250 papers and dozens of patents, and has co-founded a number of metallurgical companies. These include Xtalic Corporation, which commercialized nanocrystalline alloy coatings in wide and growing usage around the globe in electronics applications, and Desktop Metal, a metal additive manufacturing company. In 2011 Prof. Schuh was appointed Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, a position he filled until the end of 2019. Among his various awards and honors are his appointment as a MacVicar Fellow of MIT, acknowledging his contributions to engineering education, and his election as fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.