Dr. George Dieter to Receive Alpha Sigma Mu Distinguished Life Member Award

Published on Wednesday August 22, 2012

Dr. George E. Dieter has been chosen as a recipient of the Alpha Sigma Mu Distinguished Life Member Award.

The honor will be presented as part of the Materials Science and Technology 2012 Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA in October 2012.

Dieter received his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Drexel University in 1950 and later returned to head the department and subsequently serve as Dean of Engineering.  He also holds a Sc.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and served as the Director of the Processing Research Institute there from 1973 to 1977.  He subsequently went on to hold the position of Dean of Engineering at the University of Maryland from 1977 to 1994.

In particular, Dieter is known for his pioneering texts in two areas at the interface between materials and mechanical engineering. Mechanical Metallurgy, first published in 1961, and Engineering Design: A Materials and Processing Approach, the first published text in this field. He was chair of the Engineering Deans Council of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and was national president of ASEE in 1994. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1993.

Alpha Sigma Mu is the international professional honor society for materials science and engineering.  According to their website, "Distinguished Life Member is Alpha Sigma Mu's highest honor...This award is to be conferred upon those select few whose technical attainment and contributions to society through leadership in the field of materials science and engineering have resulted in significant benefits to humankind."

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