Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering
BioPaul Wynblatt is currently Emeritus Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Manchester in the UK in 1956, a master's degree from the Technion in Israel in 1958, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley 1966. In 1987, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Aix-Marseille in France. His past professional activities include employment with the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (1958-62), and Ford Motor Company (1966-81). From 1981 to 2004 he was Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also held appointments as Director of the Center for Materials Research (1985-88), Associate Dean of Engineering (1989-91), and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (1991-95).
EducationPh.D., University of California at Berkeley
ResearchPaul Wynblatt's research has focused on Interfacial phenomena. His research has employed experimental, computer simulation, as well as analytical modeling approaches. His interests include segregation at surfaces, solid-solid interphase boundaries, and grain boundaries; Ostwald ripening; thermal stability of thin films; wetting behavior, including wetting transitions in liquid alloys, grain boundary wetting, and solid state wetting phenomena; equilibrium crystal shapes in pure metals and alloys; surface diffusion; and melting of nano-crystals.
"Copper Crystals on the (11-20) Sapphire Plane: Orientation Relationships, Triple line Ridges and Interface Shape Equilibrium", S.Curiotto, H. Chien, H. Meltzman, P. Wynblatt, G.S. Rohrer, W.D. Kaplan, D.Chatain, J. Mater. Sci. Vol 48, 3013-3026 (2013).
"Effects of Anisotropy on the Equilibrium Shape of Nanoscale Pores at Grain Boundaries", P. Wynblatt and D.Chatain, Acta Mater. Vol 61, 4572-4580 (2013).
"A Review of Wetting versus Adsorption, Complexions, and Related Phenomena: The Rosetta Stone of Wetting", W.D. Kaplan, D. Chatain, P. Wynblatt, W.C. Carter, J. Mater. Sci. Vol 48, 5681-5717 (2013).
"Orientation Relationships of Copper Crystals on Sapphire (10-10) m-plane and (10-12) r-plane Substrates", D.Chatain, S. Curiotto, P. Wynblatt, H. Meltzman, W.D. Kaplan, and G.S. Rohrer, J. Crystal Growth Vol 418, 57-63 (2015).
"Importance of Interfacial Step Alignment in Hetero-Epitaxy and Orientation Relationships: The case of Ag Equilibrated on Ni Substrates. Part 1 Computer Simulations", P. Wynblatt and D. Chatain, J. Mater. Sci. Vol 50, 5262-5275 (2015).
"Importance of Interfacial Step Alignment in Hetero-Epitaxy and Orientation Relationships: The case of Ag Equilibrated on Ni Substrates. Part 2 Experiments". D. Chatain, P. Wynblatt, A.D. Rollett, and G.S. Rohrer, J. Mater. Sci. Vol 50, 5276-5285 (2015).