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Biography

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R. W. Balluffi

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Dates

April 18, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Balluffi, R. W.

Additional Forms of Names

Balluffi, R.W. (Robert W.)

Balluffi, Robert W.

Balluffi, Robert W., 1924-

Biography

Abstract

Robert Balluffi's primary research interests are the probability or improbability of plastic strain enhanced diffusion properties of vacancies in quenched metals; radiation damage; and grain boundary structure. He also researches the structure and properties of crystal defects (point, line and planar).

Important Dates

April 18, 1924Birth, Bay Shore (N.Y.).

1947Obtained SB in metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (Mass.).

1950Obtained ScD in metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (Mass.).

1950 – 1954Senior Engineer, Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.

1954Research Associate, Columbia University.

1954 – 1964Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1964 – 1978Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1978 – presentProfessor of Physical Metallurgy (1978-2006) and Emeritus Professor of Physical Metallurgy (2006-present), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1982Elected member,National Academy of Sciences.

1987Received Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.

1990Received Von Hippel Award, Materials Research Society.

Occupation

Metallurgist.

Places

Birth

Bay Shore (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Champaign (Ill.)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Crystals defects.

Kirkendall effect.

Metallurgy.

Physical metallurgy.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Columbia University.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Both employed at Columbia University.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lumley, John L. (John Leask), 1930-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Press, Frank, 1924-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Rostoker, Norman

Both employed at Cornell University.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sudan, R. N.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Research Associate.

Cornell University. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Received SB in 1947, ScD in 1950, Professor of Physical Metallurgy, and Emeritus Professor of Physical Metallurgy.

Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.

Senior Engineer.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Physical Society

Materials Research Society

Received 1990 Von Hippel Award.

Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

Received 1987 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

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