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John Price Hirth

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Dates

December 16, 1930 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Hirth, John Price, 1930-

Additional Forms of Names

Hirth, J. P. (John Price), 1930-

Biography

Abstract

John Price Hirth is Emeritus Professor of Materials Engineering Washington State University (1988-present). Other institutional affiliations include Ohio State University and Carnegie Institute of Technology. His research interests include physical metallurgy and dislocation of metals.

Important Dates

December 16, 1930Birth, Cincinnati (Ohio).

1953Obtained BMetE and MS, Ohio State University, Columbus (Ohio).

1957 – 1958Fulbright Research Fellow, University of Bristol.

1958Obtained PhD in Metallurgical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1958 – 1961Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology.

1961 – 1988Mershon Associate Professor (1961-1964) and Professor of Physical Metallurgy (1964-1988), Ohio State University, Columbus (Ohio).

1974Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1988 – presentProfessor of Materials Engineering (1988-1999) and Emeritus Professor of Materials Engineering (1999-present), Washington State University, Pullman (Wash.).

1994Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2005Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Occupation

Materials engineer.

Places

Birth

Cincinnati (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Columbus (Ohio)

Graduate Education

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Employment

Columbus (Ohio)

Pullman (Wash.)

Subjects

Dislocation in metals.

Materials science.

Physical metallurgy.

Relationships

People

Family

Hirth, Betty Ann Price

Mother.

Hirth, Christina Louise

Daughter.

Hirth, James Gregory

Son.

Hirth, John Marcus

Son.

Hirth, John Willard

Father.

Hirth, Laura Ellen

Daughter.

Hirth, Martha Joan Davis

Wife, married in 1953.

Colleagues

Mullins, William W.

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Institutions

Major Positions

Carnegie Institute of Technology. College of Engineering

Obtained PhD in Metallurgical Engineering (1958). Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering.

Ohio State University. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Obtained BMetE and MS (1953). Mershon Associate Professor; and Professor of Physical Metallurgy.

Washington State University. Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Professor of Materials Engineering and Emeritus Professor of Materials Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

National Academy of Engineering

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Bristol. Department of Physics

Fulbright Research Fellow.

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