Published on Friday March 25, 2011
Professor Emeritus Harry C. Rogers passed away on
March 2, 2011. A beloved professor since 1969 of what was
then the Department of Materials Engineering, he served as
department head from 1987 to 1990. A Fellow of ASM
International, he was the department's first A. W. Grosvenor
Professor, a title which he held until his retirement in 1991.
Professor Rogers received his Ph.D. in metallurgy from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1956. He was a pioneer in
ductile fracture and his seminal paper on "The tensile fracture of
ductile metals," Trans. Met. Soc. AIME 218:498-506, 1960,
marked the beginning
of the modern scientific understanding of
ductile fracture in metals and is considered to be an all time
Professor Rogers will be missed by Drexel, the department, and
all alumni/ae who had the good fortune of studying with him.