Carol A. Handwerker

Carol A. Handwerker

Professor of Materials Engineering

Dr. Carol A. Handwerker spent the past 21 years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) serving in many capacities. Her most reason position was Chief of the Metallurgy Division. Dr. Handwerker was a Visiting Scientist at the Max Plank Institute fur Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany in 1979, 1985 and 1988. She also spent a year as a Research Associate for the Conservation Analytical Laboratory at the Smithsonian Institute. Before going to NIST she held a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the National Bureau of Standards (1984-1985).

Dr. Handwerker received a BA in Art History at Wellesley College in 1973. She then went to MIT receiving a S.B. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1978, an S.M., also in 1978, and a Sc.D. in 1983, both in Ceramics. Dr. HandwerkerÂ’s research interests are to develop and apply thermodynamic and kinetic theory and experiments of phase transformations and interface motion to solve important industrial and scientific problems.