Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gary Shiflet earns SEAS Distinguished Faculty Award

Gary Shiflet received the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award for his outstanding accomplishments in teaching and research.   The award is given in recognition of excellence across all areas faculty impact: service to the University, cutting edge research, and teaching. Professor Shiflet has been the William G. Reynolds endowed Chair since 1994 and joined the MSE department in 1981. 
Left to Right: Dean James Aylor, Professor Gary Shiflet, John DeMaso

From SEAS E-news:

The Distinguished Faculty Award was given to Professor Gary J. Shiflet, the William G. Reynolds endowed chair of materials science and engineering. Shiflet is a prolific researcher who holds six patents on amorphous alloys. He has received multiple single investigator NSF grants, published more than 200 technical journal articles and led large DARPA-funded initiatives. He also has dedicated himself to improving undergraduate education, including redesigning an introductory level materials science course for non-science majors using the theme “Materials That Shape Our Civilization.” Thanks to his efforts, enrollment in that class grew from 20 students in 2004 to more than 600 students each year for the past three years.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ann F. Marshall, 'a world-class electron microscopist,' to receive the 2012 Marsh O'Neill Award

Photo: Stanford University

Ann Marshall (MSE PhD '79), has recently been named the recipient of the 2012 Marsh O'Neill Award from Stanford University.  The Marsh O'Neill Award recognizes a Stanford staff or faculty member for their contributions. A senior research scientist working at the the Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory and the Stanford Nano Center, Marshall earned her PhD at U.Va in 1979 under Ken Lawless.

Kathleen Sullivan wrote on the Stanford News Blog:

"An expert at both the theory and practice of electron microscopy. An outstanding woman scientist who has mentored, nurtured and trained generations of graduate students. A talented and dedicated professional who runs an outstanding research enterprise. Those are some of the many accolades bestowed upon Ann F. Marshall...."  Read more

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Alumni Profile: Ray Kilmer

The Fall 2012 issue SEAS Unbound recently profiled MSE Alumni Ray Kilmer:

After spending more than a dozen years in different capacities, Ray Kilmer, (MSE ’94). stepped into a new role for Pittsburghbased Alcoa Inc. at the end of the summer of 2011. Kilmer was named chief technology of cer for the company, which is known for being the world’s top producer of primary and fabricated aluminum. In his new position, Kilmer is at the helm of the company’s global technology team, where one of his main goals is to work on Alcoa’s innovation. “I consider it a great responsibility and privilege to be the CTO,” says Kilmer of his new role. “I’m very mindful that the future of our 124-yearold company will largely rest in my organization’s ability to develop new products and processes to solve the business-critical technical challenges and invent the products of the future.” For Kilmer, his time in Charlottesville was a key factor in his rise at Alcoa. “I am blessed for having had the privilege of getting my education in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering,” says Kilmer. “You have to love what you do and have a commitment to a mission to want a job like mine.”