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About Megan Frary

Megan Frary, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. After completing her MS, she spent a year and a half as a research engineer at Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria, IL. Less than two years after earning her Ph.D., Dr. Frary received the NSF CAREER program award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career faculty. In addition to conducting various research projects, Dr. Frary teaches a variety of courses and supervises both graduate and undergraduate students.


Present Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 - NSF CAREER Award
  • 2008 - Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers, ASM International
  • 2016 - Outstanding Teaching Award, American Society of Engineering Education


  • MSE 508 - Solid State Thermodynamics
  • MSE 497/597 - Application of Matehmatica in Materials Science and Engineering
  • MSE 312 - Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • MSE 305 - Bonding, Crystallography and Crystal Defects

Contact Information

College of Engineering
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, Idaho 83725-2100


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Presentations (13)