Remembering a former chair, new dean begins tenure, faculty accolades and more. 
DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Spring Edition  |  March 2021
 
John Morral

Former Department Chair John E. Morral 1939 - 2020

Professor Emeritus John Eric Morral left a lasting impression on countless members of the department, students and college community with his strong sense of leadership, penchant for science and contributions to the field of metallurgy.
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Ayanna Howard Ohio State

Dean Ayanna Howard to pave collaborative, inclusive path to excellence

Ayanna Howard, PhD, began her tenure as dean of the College of Engineering on March 1. She is the first woman and second Black dean to lead the college. Read more.
Megan Daniels March 2020

Megan Daniels retires after 15 years of service

A beloved and unforgettable figure in the lives of thousands of alumni has retired from her post as undergraduate student senior academic advisor. Read more.
photo of Professor Xun Liu Ohio State Welding Engineering

WE Prof. Xun Liu awarded NSF CAREER Award

The multidisciplinary project will study ultrasonically assisted wire arc additive manufacturing while highlighting underrepresented minorities in welding engineering. Read more.
photo of Tyler Grassman Ohio State Material Science and Engineering Professor

Prof. Tyler Grassman awarded NSF CAREER Award

Project will fund efforts aimed at understanding the effects of atomic structures on parent materials’ electronic and optical properties. Read more.
photo Caroline Fink and Scott Sheffield Ohio State Welding Engineering

Reflections on autumn 2020

This three-part series describes the experiences of faculty members and students from welding engineering and materials science and engineering as they reflect on a semester comparable to none. Read more.
Dept of Materials Science and Engineering awards ceremony Ohio State

Undergrad Students Awards Ceremony

This year’s Undergraduate Students Awards Ceremony honored members of both MSE and WE programs, highlighted an exceptional faculty member and debuted a new award in honor of former Senior Academic Advisor Megan Daniels. The virtual celebration attracted nearly 100 audience members, including many industry partners and alumni. Read more.

Briefs

Message from Michael Mills graphic

Message from Department of Materials Science and Engineering Chair, Michael Mills

Many milestones have now been embedded in the history of Ohio State and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering since I shared my last message with you in June of last year. It is with much gratitude and joy that I can share stories of accomplishment and success in this issue, while also recognizing the passing of a close colleague. Read more.

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