Dr. C. Barry Carter to Head Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Department

Interim Dean Erling Smith announced last week that Dr. C. Barry Carter will join the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering (CMBE) Department as Head, effective July 1, 2007.  “We are very excited to bring an individual of Barry’s scholarly accomplishments and sterling reputation to UConn,” said Dean Smith. Dr. Carter was selected from a national pool of candidates. His research interests include interfaces and defects in ceramics and semiconductors.

“I look forward to contributing to the growing reputation of the University and to working with the students, staff, faculty and alumni of the CMBE Department in particular,” commented Dr. Carter.

Currently, he is the 3M Harry Heltzer Endowed Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (1991-present) and a professor in the Chemical Physics Program at the University of Minnesota. Earlier in his career, Dr. Carter served on the faculty of the Materials Science and Engineering department at Cornell University (1979-91). He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials Science and serves as General Secretary of IFSM, the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy.

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 has received many honors throughout his career.  He was named the 2004 Jubilee Professor by Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg.  In 1998, he was award the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award allowing him to join both the Max Planck Institute – Stuttgart and the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at Hannover. He has received a number of other distinguished fellowships, including the Bernd Matthias Scholar from Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a Past President of the Microscopy Society of America and the co-author of Transmission Electron Microscopy: a Textbook for Materials Science. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a co-author of the new textbook Ceramic Materials: Science & Engineering, which will be published by Springer in April 2007.