Taub, Alan | Faculty

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineeirng

2098 HH Dow Building



Taub Lab

Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1979
M.S., Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1977
B.S., Materials Engineering, Brown University, 1976

Research Interests
Understanding the inter-relationships between processing, microstructure and properties in materials; with an emphasis on mechanical, electrical and magnetic applications.  Present research focus is on lightweight structures for land, sea and air transportation applications.  Projects include incremental forming of sheet metal and nano-particle additions to aluminum alloys.  For polymer composites, we are studying the effect of carbon nanotube and graphene additions to polymer composites utilizing electrical and magnetic fields to produce oriented particles for improved mechanical properties.

Awards and Service

Elected to National Academy of Engineering, 2006 

Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award, 2011 

Charles S. Barrett Medal, Barrett Lecture, ASM Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2010 

Woodside Lecture, ASM/SAE Detroit, 2009 

University of Texas at Austin, Byron Short Lecture, 2008 

TMS – 50th Anniversary Laureate Lecture, 2007; Distinguished Lecture on Materials and Society, 2007 

MIT, Wulff Distinguished Lecture 2007; Senior Lecturer, Materials Science Department 1995-1996 

John Hopkins University, Wenk Lecture, 2006 

Materials Research Society – Special Recognition Award 2004; Woody White Service Award, 2002 

Brown University Engineering Alumni Medal, 2002 

University of Pennsylvania, Technology Distinguished Lecture, 2002 

ASM Alfred H. Geisler Award for Young Metallurgist, 1987 

Northwestern University, Armco Lecture, 1987 

Elected to Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi, 1976 

AIME Morris Cohen Award for Materials Science Undergraduate, 1975 

Engineer-in-Training Certification, 1975