Remembering Professor Emeritus Harry Rogers

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 classic.

Professor Rogers will be missed by Drexel, the department, and all alumni/ae who had the good fortune of studying with him.

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