Dr. Carl C. Koch was one of 33 top-ranked researchers at U.S. universities, laboratories and government agencies to receive the prestigious title of Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) at the society’s 2009 meeting in San Francisco.
Koch, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and associate head of the MSE department, was cited for his “pioneering contributions in nonequilibrium processing and properties of novel amorphous and nanostructured materials, and dedicated service to MRS and other materials societies.”
Koch attained the prestigious rank of Fellow of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) in 2001. Over the past 40 years, he has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials science, and is noted for his pioneering research in the use of mechanical milling to synthesize and process nanostructured and amorphous materials. His recent research has focused on the synthesis, microstructure and mechanical behavior of bulk nanostructured materials.
Dr. Jay Narayan, John C.C. Fan Family Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was among those inducted into the first class of MRS Fellows at the society’s annual meeting in 2008.