Hamish Fraser Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar and Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institution Disciplines
The Ohio State University Engineering
City State / Provence
Columbus Ohio
Country Website
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Dr. Fraser has an active research program in the development of new and improved materials, including: Light alloys (such as Ti and Be), advanced intermetallic compounds, phase stability and deformation behavior in multilayered materials, friction stir welding, and composite systems. This is based on research involving the development of advanced methods of materials characterization (involving high resolution and analytical electron microscopy), materials processing, and microstructure/property relationships.

More recently, he has concentrated effort on establishing the Center for the Accelerated Maturation of Materials (CAMM). At present, he serves as Director of CAMM in its start-up mode, and is responsible for soliciting funds from NSF, DARPA, the State of Ohio, and industrial partners.
He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1973, promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1978, and then Full Professor in 1984. From 1979 - 1980, Dr. Fraser was appointed Senior Scientist at the United Technologies Research Center.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, Visiting Scientist at the Max-Planck Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart, and a Senior Visitor at the University of Cambridge. He is currently an Honorary Professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Birmingham.

Dr. Fraser has been a consultant to the USAF Scientific Advisory Board, serving on the Materials Panel of the New World Vistas program, and also as a member of the team reviewing AFOSR, AFRL - Materials and Structures programs. In 1998 and 1999, he has been a member of the Materials and Processes Panel, Technology Area Review and Assessment, for the Director Defense Research and Engineering (Pentagon). He has served as a consultant to the Government of Western Australia regarding technology development and has been a member of the Strategic Planning Group of the Materials Commission to the BritishGovernment. He has served as a consultant to National Laboratories,including the Air Force Research Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Fraser has consulted for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, General Electric Aircraft Engine group, and several other companies. He is a member of the National Materials Advisory Board (National Academies). He is a fellow of ASM International and the Institute of Materials.

Career Highlights

He has published over 250 papers in scholarly journals, given over 150 invited papers, and is involved with the development of several patents on new materials. He has graduated 28 doctoral students and 23 master's students.

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