MSE Seminar Series: Jan Schroers (Yale)

Jan Schroers, an internationally recognized leader in the rapidly developing field of bulk metallic glasses, was recently appointed the Robert Higgin Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, effective immediately.

He is a faculty member at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS).

Schroers joined the Yale faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2006, following a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology and working as director of research at Liquidmetal Technologies. At Yale, his research has focused on the study of bulk metallic glasses, a relatively new class of materials made from complex, multicomponent alloys that have the moldable pliability of plastics, but the strength of metals. Some of his many contributions to the field include the discovery and explanation of ductility in metallic glasses, the development of bulk glasses based on gold, and the introduction of high temperature metallic glasses.

For his work, Schroers received the 2017 Lee Hsun Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has also led the organization of numerous international symposia and served as scientific advisor to commercial companies, including Liquidmetal Technologies, Desktop Metals, and Supercool Metals.

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