Dr. Michel Barsoum

Distinguished Professor

Contact Information

LeBow 445
(215) 895-2338

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Education

  • Ph.D., MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, June 1985
    Degree in Ceramics from Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • M.Sc., UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA, ROLLA, MO., June 1980
    Degree in Ceramics Engineering, Department of Ceramic Engineering
  • B.Sc., AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, CAIRO, EGYPT, February 1977
    Department of Materials Engineering; Highest honors

Professional History

  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA., Jan. 2009-present
    A. W. Grosvenor Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA., Sept. 1999-present
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • LINKOPING UNIVERSITY, Linkoping, Sweden, Oct. 08-Sept. 11
    Visiting Professor, Sabbatical leave
  • LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY, Los Alamos, NM, Oct. 08 - Sept. 09
    Wheatly Scholar, Sabbatical Leave
  • COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE, CEA, Saclay France, Summer 2006
  • University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France, June & July 2003
    Visiting Professor
  • MAX-PLANCK INSTITUTE, PML, Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 2000-2001
    Sabbatical Leave
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 1997-1999
    Professor, Department of Materials Engineering
  • MAX-PLANCK INSTITUTE, FKF, Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 1993-94
    Sabbatical Leave
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 1985-99
    Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • ISI's Most Highly Cited Authors List 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
  • A. W. Grosvenor Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2009
  • Wheatly Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, October 2008
  • 2008 Sigma Xi Lecture, MIT, Cambridge, MA, May 2008
  • Outstanding Research Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2008
  • University Research/Scholarship Award, Drexel University, 2007 (Inaugural award)
  • Academician, World Academy of Ceramics, 2006
  • Fellow, American Ceramic Society, 2005
  • Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2005-2006 Edition
  • Outstanding Service Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2006
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005
  • Outstanding Research Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2003
  • Visiting Professorship, U. of Poitiers, Poitiers, France, 2003
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Drexel University, 2003
  • Research Scholar Award, Drexel University, 2001
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Max Planck Society Prize for Senior US Scientists, 2000
  • Distinguished Professor, Drexel University, 1999

Textbooks

  • Fundamentals of Ceramics, 2nd printing, Taylor and Francis, 2003
  • Fundamentals of Ceramics, (668 pages, 300 illustrations), McGraw Hill, NY, 1997