Jörg M K Wiezorek
Jörg M. K. Wiezorek, Associate Professor with tenure at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, received a Ph.D. degree in materials science and metallurgy from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1994 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA, prior to his faculty appointment in 1998. He is an active in TMS, MRS, and MSA, and has coorganized the 46th International Field Emission Symposium (IFES 2000) and two symposia for the MRS Fall Meetings in 2006 and 2008. Wiezorek's research relates to physical metallurgy and metal physics, applying transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and other modern microcharacterization techniques for the study of advanced materials and processes. Research activities conducted using the expertise and capabilities residing in his research group are relevant to the industrial sectors of energy, transportation, information technology, biomedical, and basic metals processing. Recent research has focused on the study of mechanical and physical properties and structural transformation phenomena in ferrous and nonferrous alloys, intermetallic systems and composites, in both bulk and thin film nanomaterial forms. These experiments include dynamic in situ visualization of structural changes and property measurements. A new thrust is the study of the electronic structure of ferromagnetic intermetallics by combined quantitative diffraction experiments using electrons and X-rays, and first-principle theory and electronic structure calculations. He has published over 100 articles based on his research and teaches on crystallography, diffraction, electron microscopy and nanoanalytical methods, structure of solids, dislocation theory, and physical metallurgy. In addition, he also serves as Director of materials science, the Materials Micro-Characterization Laboratory (MMCL), and as MSE Graduate Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2009