Michael Kaufman joins the CSM faculty as Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and Director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and subsequently worked as a research engineer at the United Technologies Research Center where he also attended the University of Connecticut. He then returned to the University of Illinois for his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and subsequently worked for two years in the Metallurgy Division at the National Institute of Science and Technology (formerly NBS) in Gaithersburg, MD. Thereafter, he was appointed an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington where he spent three years before joining the faculty in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida where he spent 14.5 years in various capacities including Associate Chair. Kaufman than relocated to the University of North Texas as Chair of their Materials Science and Engineering Department where he also served as interim director of UNT's Center for Advanced Research and Technology. His primary research interests are in the area of structure-property-processing relationships in metals, intermetallics and composites, conventional and rapid solidification - all with an emphasis on characterization using advanced analytical techniques, particularly analytical and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Dr. Kaufman has over 100 publications, has mentored 19 Ph.D. and 23 M.S. students and has managed research grants of over $5M from both federal sources (AFOSR, ONR, ARL, NSF, and DOE) and private companies (GM, Alcoa, GE, Howmet, etc.) He is a Fellow of ASM and a Professional Engineer.

CFCC welcomes Dr. Mike Kaufman