Michael McHenry Awarded Distinguished Materials Science Award for Outstanding Research-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Michael McHenry Awarded Distinguished Materials Science Award for Outstanding Research

Carnegie Mellon University's Michael E. McHenry is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society) Award for research excellence in electronic, magnetic and photonic materials research. The award will be presented February 16-20, 2014, during the 143rd TMS Conference in San Diego.

"I am extremely pleased with this award as I work to pioneer research in the areas of nanocomposite materials for a variety of industry, laboratory and basic research sectors," said McHenry, a professor in materials science and engineering at CMU.

For more than a decade, McHenry has been developing new materials, processes and unique designs for high-frequency switching applications. Most recently, he also is developing new materials and processes for improving the efficiency of power transformation. The work is expected to impact the economic success of America's manufacturing sector, while enabling new power and energy applications.

"This is a great honor for Mike as he continues to revolutionize novel research and as we seek to transform materials science research and education," said Greg Rohrer, head of CMU's Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

An innovative researcher, McHenry has served as editor, publication chair and a member of the program committee for the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) and Intermag Conference. He has published more than 250 papers, a textbook and owns two patents in the field.