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About Alan M. Russell

Alan Russell is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University and senior materials scientist at the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Dept. of Energy.  His areas of expertise are metallurgy and materials science with an emphasis on materials processing and mechanical properties of materials.  His specific research interests include mechanical properties of transition group metals, alloys, and intermetallic compounds; mechanical properties of metal-matrix composites; stress corrosion cracking in steels; and processing and mechanical properties of metastable alloys.  He is the author of two books, five chapters in metallurgy reference books, 100 refereed journal articles (h-index = 21; i10-index = 37), and 39 non-refereed technical articles.  He is lead inventor or co-inventor on eight U.S. patents.  He has served as lead principal investigator or co-principal investigator on 69 research projects.  He has refereed technical articles for 24 materials science journals and has served as major professor for 14 Ph.D. students, 10 M.S. degree students, and seven post-doctoral research associates.

Positions

Present Professor, Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, ISU, 2013
  • Excellence in Technology Transfer, Mid-Continent Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium, 2010
  • James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Teaching, ISU, 200
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, ISU Interfraternity Council, 2006
  • Engineer's Week Professor of the Semester Award, ISU College of Engineering, 2002
  • MSE Teaching Effectiveness Award, ISU Matis. Sci. & Engr. Dept., 2002
  • Superior Engineering Teacher Award, ISU College of Engineering, 2000
  • Voted Outstanding Professor in MSE, ISU Engineering Student Council, 2000
  • Voted Outstanding Professor in MSE, ISU Engineering Student Council, 1999
  • Voted Outstanding Professor in EFMD, ISU Engineering Student Council, 1996
  • Voted Outstanding Professor in EFMD, ISU Engineering Student Council, 1993
  • U.S. Steel Foundation Fellow, U.S. Steel Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1973-75
  • Joanne M. Hansen Award, ISU Phi Kappa Phi Chapter, 1972
  • National Merit Scholar, American Society for Metals, Metals Park, OH, 1968-72


Contact Information

2220K Hoover
528 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011-2300
Phone: 515-294-3204
Fax: 515-294-5444

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Peer-Reviewed Articles (19)

Patents (8)