History of Materials Engineering
Congrats Professor Wang
Haiyan Wang is appointed as the Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering
Setting the Bahr
Dave Bahr is appointed head of MSE.
Congrats Professor Handwerker
Carol A. Handwerker is designated as the first Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr Professor of Materials
Keith J. Bowman is appointed the head of MSE.
Moving to Anticipate Growth
The MSE Faculty and staff moves to the new Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering (ARMS)
Congrats Professor Pipes
R. Byron Pipes is appointed as John L. Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Congrats Professor Sands
Timothy D. Sands is appointed as the Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering
A. King in Charge
Alexander H. King is appointed the head of MSE
The M.S. Met.E. degree is changed to read M.S.MSE (M.S. Materials Science Engineering)
R. Schuhmann Jr was awarded an honorary doctorate by Purdue University for his exceptional contributions in the field of Materials Science and Engineering as well as his contributions to Purdue University.
Congrats Professor Bement
Arden L. Bement Jr. is appointed as the Basil S. Turned Distinguished Professor of Engineering and director of the Midwest Superconductivity Consortium
Return to MSE
The Class of 1941 who were the first group of 22 students to receive the B.S. Met.E. Degree celebrate their 50th anniversary of their graduation
The Next Step
New curriculum is established in Materials Engineering creating a new degree name
The Astronaut Michael J. McCulley (70’ MSE Alumni) piloted the space shuttle Atlantis that launched the interplanetary probe, Galileo
The Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Laboratory is dedicated in honor of the founding head of the school
A New Home
THE MSE faculty and staff is moved to the new Materials Science and Electrical Engineering (MSEE) building from the CMET Building
Congratulations Professor Sato
Professor Hiroshi Sato is named the Ross Professor of Engineering
Liedl at the Helm
Gerald L. Liedl is appointed head.
The Vest Years
Robert W. Vest is appointed head.
The New NameThe name of the school is changed to School of Materials Engineering.
A New Appointment
Robert W. Vest is appointed the first Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering
The Turner Laboratory
The Turner Laboratory for Electroceramics is established for graduate students of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
The Grace Period
Richard E. Grace became the head of the newly named School of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering.
A New Era
The School of Metallurgical Engineering (METE) was founded on July 1, 1959 with R.Schuhmann Jr. becoming the founding head of the school after it was decided from Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.
Randolph Norris Shreve became Head of the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering after succeeding John Bray.
Shreve devived the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering into three divsions:
Our First Class
The first class of B.S. Met. E. graduated in that consisted of just twenty-two students.
A Place to Call Home
1940 CMET Building was built anew across the Purdue Mall facing the School of Mechanical Engineering
A Name Change
The name of the school was changed to the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.
The MSE Foundation
The foundation for the development of a curriculum in the field of Metallurgy at Purdue University was laid by Professor John Leighton Bray who joined the School of Chemical Engineering.