Dean of Engineering
David Srolovitz is Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chair of Materials Theory at the University of Hong Kong. He received his B.A. degree in Physics from Rutgers University in 1978. His M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees were both awarded by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and 1981, respectively.
Professor Srolovitz is the author of over 500 research papers on materials theory/simulations of defects, microstructure, deformation, and film growth and has an h-index of 100. He is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of MRS, TMS, ASM, Institute of Physics and is the winner of the MRS Materials Theory Award. He was a staff member at Exxon Corporate Research and Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Executive Director of the Institute for High Performance Computing in Singapore. He has been a professor at the University of Michigan, Princeton University, Yeshiva University, the University of Pennsylvania, and City University of Hong Kong. He has held faculty positions in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, and Applied Mathematics. He has previously served as a department head, dean, institute director, and scientific director at various institutions around the world.
He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including: National Academy of Engineering - 2015,Northwestern University Dow Lecturer - 2016, Johns Hopkins University Christie Lecturer - 2015, Princeton University Baetjer Lecture - 2010, HKUST Distinguished Lecture - 2010, National University of Singapore Commencement Speaker - 2010, University of British Columbia Weinberg Memorial Lecture - 2009, TMS Fellow - 2013, Materials Research Society Fellow - 2009, Institute of Physics Fellow - 1999, ASM International Fellow -1998, and Outstanding Paper Awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, NASA Materials Division, and Acta Metallurgica.
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