Dr. C. Barry Carter, Department Head and professor of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, was selected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He will be formally recognized during the organization’s spring meeting in April.
The honor of being named a Fellow is bestowed upon members who have made substantial contributions to both science and the advancement of materials research worldwide. MRS has more than 15,000 members from across the U.S. and 70 other nations. The association’s members hail from various fields of science affecting materials science, and MRS promotes interdisciplinary goal-oriented research on materials of technological importance. Each year, fewer than .2% of members are elevated to the position of Fellow.
Dr. Carter joined the University of Connecticut in 2007. He previously held the 3M Harry Heltzer Endowed Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and a professor in the Chemical Physics Program at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include interfaces and defects in ceramics and semiconductors, and with his graduate students, he is currently exploring the role of interface and defect chemistry on properties of materials for solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC).
His academic career spans 16 years as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota (’91-’07) and 12 years with the Materials Science and Engineering department at Cornell University (1979-91). Dr. Carter earned his D. Phil. in Metallurgy & Science of Materials at Oxford University in 1975, and in 2005 he received the Sc.D. degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials Science and co-author of Transmission Electron Microscopy: a Textbook for Materials Science and Ceramic Materials: Science & Engineering (2007). In addition, he serves as General Secretary of IFSM, the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy, and is a past president of the Microscopy Society of America. He has received many honors throughout his career and is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.