Lawrence Eugene Murr
Lawrence E. Murr is a Mr. & Mrs. MacIntosh Murchison Professor, the Chairman of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and the Ph.D. Program Director at the Materials Research & Technology Institute, The University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Murr received his B.S. degree in physical science from Albright College, and his B.S.E.E. in electronics, his M.S. degree in engineering mechanics, and his Ph.D. degree in solid-state science, all from the Pennsylvania State University. He gave lectures at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Southern California, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. He was the Director of the John D. Sullivan Center for In-Situ Mining Research, the President of the New Mexico Tech Research Foundation, and the Professor and Head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He was a past Chairman of the New Mexico Joint Center for Materials Science and served as a Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research and the Director of the Office of Academic and Research Programs at the Oregon Graduate Institute, where he was also a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Murr has published 20 books, over 700 scientific and technical articles in a wide range of research areas in materials science and engineering, environmental science and engineering, manufacturing science and engineering, and biological science and engineering. Recent honors include the 2001 Buehler Technical Paper Merit Award for Excellence (IMS), the TMS 2007 Educator Award the 2007 John S. Rinehart Award (a TMS Symposium Award), and the 2008 Henry Clifton Sorby Award presented by the International Metallographic Society (IMS) for recognition of lifetime achievement in the field of metallurgy. Professor Murr is also a Fellow of ASM International.
Biography Updated on 2 September 2008