Paul G. Shewmon

To Paul G. Shewmon, educator, administrator, researcher, adviser to government, for his many contributions to the education of engineers, for his individual research, and for his active participation in professional affairs of the nation in the field of materials science and engineering.

Professor of Metallurgical Engineering and Head of the Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • BS, Metallurgical Engineering, 1952

After receiving his doctorate from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1955, Professor Shewmon served as a research engineer at Westinghouse Research Laboratories. He returned to Carnegie Tech in 1958 as a faculty member and advanced to the rank of full professor in 1965. In 1967, he moved to Argonne National Laboratory, Metallurgy Division, as associate director, Experimental Breeder Reactor-II Project, and later as director, Materials Science Division (previously Metallurgy Division). From 1973 to 1975 he was director of the Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation. He assumed his present position at The Ohio State University in 1975.

Dr. Shewmon's teaching and research are in the area of diffusion in solids and kinetics of reactions in metals and alloys. He is author of two widely used textbooks in metallurgy and materials science courses, as well as more than 60 technical publications. He is a fellow of the American Society for Metals and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Since June 1977, he has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Current as of 1980.