Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University; Materials Focus Team Member, SQMS
Areas of Expertise: Materials Science
Thrust: Science, Technology
Peter Voorhees is the Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University and Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (by courtesy). He is co-director of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering, director of the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design and is chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was a member of the Metallurgy Division at the National Institute for Standards and Technology until joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.
Peter has received numerous awards, including the ASM International Materials Science Division Research Award (Silver Medal), the TMS Bruce Chalmers Award, the ASM J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award, and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a fellow of ASM International, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, and the American Physical Society. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His group’s research is focused on the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations in transmons.