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Kampe Named Fellow of ASM International

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By Marcia Goodrich


Last Modified 10:47 AM, August 16, 2017

Stephen L. Kampe

June 25, 2012—

Stephen Kampe, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Franklin St. John Professor at Michigan Technological University, has been elected a Fellow of ASM International.

The honor recognizes distinguished contributions in the field of materials science and engineering. Kampe was selected "for contributions to the science and technology of functional metal matrix composites and leadership in engineering education." His research has focused on physical metallurgy, in particular high-performance aerospace materials.

Before coming to Michigan Tech, Kampe was a professor and the associate head of the materials science and engineering department at Virginia Tech from 1992 to 2008. There, he received its Engineering Sporn Award for teaching excellence in the College of Engineering and was twice nominated for the National Academy of Engineering Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering Education for his role in establishing an acclaimed and highly effective engineering communications program. Previously, Kampe served as a senior scientist at Martin Marietta and received the Corporate Laboratories' Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991. He is a coinventor on 10 patents and has published more than 60 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. 


ASM International is dedicated to serving the materials science and engineering profession. Through its network of 36,000 members worldwide, ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale.

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