Emeriti Faculty Directory

Lloyd A. Heldt

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
906-487-2636
laheldt@mtu.edu
M&M 508

Teaching Interests

  • Materials science
  • Corrosion
  • Electronic materials
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Environmental effects on mechanical properties
  • Corrosion
  • Machinability of alloys

Jong K. Lee

  • Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
906-487-2266
jkl103@mtu.edu
M & M Building 535

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics
  • Phase transformations
  • Computational materials science

Research Interests

  • Computational materials science (especially in solid-state phase transformations)
  • Theoretical and simulation studies of crystalline defects
  • Structural changes, and kinetics

Donald E. Mikkola

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
906-487-2630
demikkol@mtu.edu

Bruce J. Pletka

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Instructor
906-487-2639
bjpletka@mtu.edu
M & M Building 503/511

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Materials science
  • Materials characterization
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Ceramics

Research Interests

  • Fracture of brittle materials
  • High temperature deformation
  • Solidification of ceramics
  • Plasma spray processing

Mark R. Plichta

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director, Institute of Materials Processing
906-487-4333
mrplich@mtu.edu

Karl B. Rundman

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
906-487-2636
krundman@mtu.edu
M&M 508

Teaching Interests

  • Metal casting and solidification
  • Materials selection
  • Materials science
  • Material and energy utilization in industrial societies
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Austempering and ausforming of cast irons
  • Structure-property relations in cast and heat treated alloys
  • Environmental concerns in the metal casting industry

Darrell W. Smith

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
906-487-2636
Cell: 906-487-2934
dwsmith@chartermi.net
M&M 508

Research Interests

  • Powder metallurgy processing
  • Influence of porosity on mechanical and physical properties of crystalline solids

Calvin L. White

  • Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Research Professor
906-487-3519
cwhite@mtu.edu

Teaching Interests

  • Accreditation issues
  • Corrosion and environmental effects
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Auger electron spectroscopy/microscopy
  • Corrosion and environmental effects
  • Fracture and failure of materials
  • Interfacial segregation and fracture
  • Intermetallic compounds
  • Materials joining
  • Process and synthesis of alloys