John Lewandowski

Hertz Fellow: John Lewandowski

Carnegie Mellon University

Area of Study

Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science

Fellowship Years

1981 - 1983

John J. Lewandowski is the Arthur P Armington Professor of Engineering II at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center (AMMRC). He received the BS, ME, PhD in metallurgical engineering and materials science at Carnegie Mellon University with graduate work on hydrogen embrittlement and fracture of steels. He spent two years employed as metallurgical engineer/failure analyst at the Richmond Refinery Materials Lab, CHEVRON USA. Two years were also spent as a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at Cambridge University, England, working with Professor John F. Knott, FRS, on fracture and fatigue of engineering materials. Postdoctoral research projects included: stress relief cracking and fracture/fatigue of 2 1/4 Cr-1 Mo steels; Pb-induced solid metal embrittlement of aluminum alloy pressure vessels; and impurity effects on fracture of first generation Al-Li alloys. Research and teaching interests are primarily in the areas of processing/structure/property relationships in ferrous and non-ferrous engineering materials; fatigue and fracture of intermetallics and composites, bulk metallic glass, and layered/laminated materials; novel deformation processing; blast-resistant materials; advanced engineered materials systems; biomedical materials; additive manufacturing; and failure analysis.

National and international awards for research efforts include: the Allegheny International Research Fellowship at CMU, Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship at CMU, NATO/NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, ALCAN Research Fellowship, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, ASM Fellow, ASM Research Silver Medal, Charles Hatchett Award from the Institute of Metals (U.K.), TMS Leadership Award, and Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University. One of his recent papers was selected for a News and Views Article in Nature Materials; was selected as an Editors Choice Paper in Science; and was selected by the editors of Nature Materials as one of the twenty most influential papers published in Nature Materials since 2002. Publications and presentations exceed 290 and 775, respectively.

Teaching and mentoring awards include: Technical Educator Award, SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, ASM Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers, John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. Service includes editorial board duties on three journals and co-organizing over 30 conferences, including one Gordon Conference on Physical Metallurgy. He has also served on a number of panels organized by the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences as well as the Institute of Mechanics and Materials at UCSD. Advisees include 66 MS and 25 PhD students in addition to 45 post-doctoral and visiting scholars.

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