Carnegie Mellon University
April 28, 2015

Rohrer Reappointed as Head of MSE

Professor Greg Rohrer has agreed to serve another term as Head of MSE.

Greg was originally appointed the Department Head of MSE in 2005 and reappointed in 2010. Under his leadership, the department has remained in strong financial health, has greatly improved the quality of the departmental space, and has improved the quality and rankings of the MSE undergraduate and graduate programs.

Professor Greg Rohrer joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in 1990 after completing his Ph.D. degree (1989) and postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. His research has the objective of developing structure/property relationships for polycrystalline materials used in structural, electrical, and catalytic applications. Rohrer is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and was chair of the University Materials Council in 2011.  He has authored or co-authored more than 240 papers in journals, conference proceedings, and book contributions, include a textbook on structure and bonding in crystalline materials. For his research, he has been honored with a number of awards, including five from the American Ceramic Society - the Roland B. Snow Award (1998), the Ross Coffin Purdy Award (2002), the Richard M. Fulrath Award (2004), the Robert B. Sosman Award (2009), and the W. David Kingery Award (2014). In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society for his contributions to research and education.  From 1999 to 2013,he directed the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, an interdisciplinary research center involving approximately 10 faculty from five departments and approximately 20 graduate students. The Center developed experimental and computational tools to study the microstructures of materials that are now widely used in the materials research community.  He is currently involved in research on crystal growth, surface photochemical reactions, and the microstructures of ceramics and metals.