Carnegie Mellon University

Anthony Rollett

Anthony D. Rollett

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Prof. Rollett has been a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) since 1995 and was the Department Head 1995-2000. Prior to CMU he worked for the University of California at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (1979-1995). He spent ten years in management with five years as a Group Leader (and then Deputy Division Director) at Los Alamos, followed by five years as Department Head at CMU (1995-2000). The main focus of his research is on the measurement and computational prediction of microstructural evolution especially in three dimensions. His interests include strength of materials, constitutive relations, microstructure, texture, anisotropy, grain growth, recrystallization, formability and stereology.

He was the Chair of the International Conference on Texture (ICOTOM-15), which was held on campus at CMU June, 2008 and is a member of its International Scientific Committee. From 2001-2013 he was the Chair of the International Committee of the conference on Grain Growth and Recrystallization that is held every three years; the next meeting will be in Pittsburgh in 2016. He was a co-Chair of the 13th International Conference on Aluminum and its Applications, which was held on campus at CMU in June 2012. He is a co-author of the texture analysis package popLA, and the polycrystal plasticity code, LApp; he is also a contributor to the Dream.3D software package and the well-known textbook Texture & Anisotropy edited by Kocks, Tomé and Wenk.

Education

  • M.A., Cambridge University (UK)
  • Ph.D., Drexel University

Research

Rollett's research focuses on microstructural evolution in 3D. Interests include materials for energy conversion systems, 3D printing of metals, strength of materials, constitutive relations, microstructure, texture, anisotropy, grain growth, recrystallization, formability and stereology. Important recent results include the 3D observations of mechanical twinning in Zr, the appearance of new grains during grain growth, spectral methods in micro-mechanics and grain size stabilization.

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Tony Rollett talks about his work with metals and the real world applications of metallurgy.