MSE alumnus Professor David E. Laughlin (B.S. 1969) has been awarded the 2009 Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award from the Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Laughlin was honored at the Materials Science and Technology conference in Pittsburgh, PA held October 25-29, 2009 for his "overall contributions to the field of magnetic materials."
Professor Laughlin is the ALCOA Professor of Physical Metallurgy in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a recipient of Drexel's 2008 Department of Materials Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award.