David Srolovitz Elected to National Academy Of Engineering

SrolovitzDavid Srolovitz, Joseph Bordogna Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his accomplishments in "theory and simulation of microstructure and properties of materials and leadership in computational materials engineering."

Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

Srolovitz joined Penn Engineering in 2012 following a post in Singapore where he served as the Executive Director of the Institute of High Performance Computing and Scientific Director of A*STAR's Science and Engineering Research Council. He received a bachelor's degree in Physics from Rutgers University in 1978 and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Materials Science and Engineering in 1982.

Srolovitz holds joint appointments in Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and a secondary appointment in Computer and Information Science. He is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, Institute of Physics, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), and ASM International.

Srolovitz is a leading scholar in theoretical and computational materials science. He has coauthored more than 400 publications with over 15,000 citations in the areas of crystal defects, microstructure, deformation, and morphology and their evolution with papers appearing in venues such as Nature, Science, PNAS, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters and Acta Materialia. Srolovitz is particularly well known for his work on surface stability, grain growth, mechanical behavior and film growth.

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