HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor David Srolovitz appointed as Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering at City University of Hong Kong
17 January 2020
Professor David Srolovitz, Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, was appointed as Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Professor Srolovitz is currently Chair Professor of Materials Science in MSE.
Professor Srolovitz is the author of 500 papers on topics in materials theory and simulations ranging from defects (surfaces, grain boundaries, dislocations, point defects), microstructure evolution (grain growth, dislocations, stress effects, phase transformations), deformation (nanomaterials, dislocation motion, creep), and film growth (sputtering, evaporation, CVD) and has an h-index of 92 with more than 30,000 literature citations. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of MRS, TMS, ASM, Institute of Physics and is the winner of the MRS Materials Theory Award. Srolovitz did his undergraduate work in Physics at Rutgers University and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a staff member at Exxon Corporate Research and Los Alamos National Laboratory early in his career and then was professor at the University of Michigan (Materials Science and Applied Physics), Princeton University (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics), and the University of Pennsylvania (Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Computational Science). He also served as the Executive Director of the Institute of High Performance Computing and the Scientific Director of the Science and Engineering Research Council in Singapore.
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