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Terence George Langdon

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Professor Emeritus of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Education

  • 1980, Other, Physics, University of Bristol
  • PhD, Imperial College
  • Bachelors, University of Bristol

Biography


USC Academic Positions:

2013-: Professor Emeritus, Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Earth Sciences, University of Southern California
2003-2012: William E. Leonhard Professor of Engineering, University of Southern California
2000-2012: Professor, Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Earth Sciences, University of Southern California
1988-90: Chairman, Department of Materials Science, University of Southern California
1976: Professor, Departments of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Southern California
1971: Associate Professor, Departments of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California

Other Professional Positions:

1969-71: Research Associate, Department of Metallurgy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1968-69: Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England
1967-68: Visiting Scientist, Edgar C. Bain Laboratory for Fundamental Research, U.S. Steel Corporation, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
1965-67: Research Metallurgist, Inorganic Materials Research Division, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California

Research Summary


Mechanical properties of metals and ceramics, creep, superplasticity, processing and properties of ultrafine-grained materials, severe plastic deformation

Awards


  • 1972 The Institute of Physics, U.K. Elected Fellow
  • 1975 The Institute of Materials, U.K. Elected Fellow
  • 1980 University of Bristol, U.K. Degree of D.Sc.
  • 1981 The American Ceramic Society Elected Fellow
  • 1991 ASM International Elected Fellow
  • 1994 Academy of Sciences of the Bashkortostan Republic, Russia Elected Foreign Member
  • 2000 ASM International Henry Marion Howe Medal
  • 2002 Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. Elected Fellow (FREng)
  • 2003 Russian Academy of Sciences Degree of Doctor honoris causa
  • 2003 William E. Leonhard Professor of Engineering, USC Endowed Chair Professorship
  • 2004 USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship
  • 2004 The World Innovation Foundation Elected Fellow
  • 2005 International Union of Materials Research Societies Somiya Award
  • 2005 TMS Structural Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award
  • 2005 The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Elected Fellow
  • 2005 Japan Institute of Metals Elected Honoray Member
  • 2006 THERMEC International Conferences THERMEC Distinguished Award
  • 2007 ASM International Albert Sauveur Achievement Award
  • 2008 European Academy of Sciences Blase Pascal Medal in Material Science
  • 2008 European Academy of Sciences Elected Fellow
  • 2009 Congress on Nanotechnologies, Russia Bulk Nanostructured Materials Honours Award
  • 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science Elected Fellow
  • 2009 Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Honorary Medal "De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis"
  • 2009 Chinese Academy of Sciences Lee Hsun Award and Lecture
  • 2009 Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Memorial Medal of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  • 2011 Materials Research Society Elected Fellow
  • 2011 NanoSPD International Conferences NanoSPD Achievement Award
  • 2012 Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. Acta Materialia Gold Medal
  • 2012 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Challenge Lecturer
  • 2012 Acta Materialia Acta Materialia Gold Medal
  • 2013 USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2014 Academia Europaea Elected Fellow
  • 2015 Republic of Bashkortostan (Russian Federation) State Award in Science and Technology
  • 2016 Peter the First Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University Degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa
Appointments
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Office
  • James H. Zumberge Hall Of Science
  • 3651 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles Ca 90089

Contact Information
  • langdon@usc.edu

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