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Published as Subject

William W. Mullins

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Dates

March 5, 1927 – April 22, 2001

Authorized Form of Name

Mullins, William W.

Biography

Abstract

William Mullins was University Professor of Applied Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Other institutional affiliations included Westinghouse Electric Corporation. His research interests included grain-boundary motion, thermal grooving, surface melting, scratch decay on surfaces,thermodynamics of crystalline solids, and energy barriers for shape changes of crystals with facets and nonequilibrium morphologies.

Important Dates

March 5, 1927Birth, Boonville (Ind.).

1949Obtained PhB in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1951Obtained MS in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1955Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1955 – 1960Research Physicist (1955-1959) and Advisory Physicist (1959-1960), Westinghouse Research Laboratories, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1956 – 1960Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1960 – 1970Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering (1960-1963); Professor of Metallurgical Engineering (1963-1966); Chair, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science (1963-1966); and Dean, College of Engineering (1966-1970), Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1970 – 2001University Professor of Applied Sciences (1970-2001) and Director, Center for Joining Materials (1981-1985), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1984Member, National Academy of Sciences.

April 22, 2001Death.

Occupation

Materials scientist.

Places

Birth

Boonville (Ind.)

Undergraduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects

Materials science.

Metallurgy.

Relationships

People

Family

Mullins, Garrick Russell

Son.

Mullins, June B., 1927-

Wife. Married in 1948.

Mullins, Oliver C.

Son.

Mullins, Ruth Wilson

Mother.

Mullins, Thomas Clinton

Father.

Mullins, Timothy Bonner

Son.

Mullins, William Wilson

Son.

Colleagues

Biondi, Manfred Anthony, 1924-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Brenner, Howard

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Hirth, John Price, 1930-

Both employed at Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Hulm, John K.

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Slepian, Joseph, 1891-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Stever, H. Guyford

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

White, Robert M., 1938-

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Carnegie Institute of Technology. College of Engineering

Associate Professor and Professor of Metallurgical Engineering; Chair, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Sciences; and Dean, College of Engineering.

Carnegie-Mellon University. Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University Professor of Applied Sciences and Director, Center for Joining Materials.

University of Pittsburgh. Department of Physics

Adjunct Professor.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Research Physicist and Advisory Physicist, Westinghouse Research Laboratories.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained PhB (1949), MS (1951), and PhD (1955).

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

"William W. Mullins: 1927-2001" National Academy of Sciences biographical memoir.

William Wilson Mullins Physics Today obituary.