Michel Barsoum Ph.D.

Barsoum, Michel
Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institution Disciplines
Drexel University, Engineering
City State / Provence
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
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(215) 895-6760

Dr. Barsoum's current research interests, among others, focus on developing and characterizing ceramic based materials for very high temperature applications.

This work includes the processing and characterization (including extensive high temperature testing) of in-situ formed transition metal carbide/boride/nitride composites. Dr. Barsoum and his research group were the first to successfully synthesize, fabricate and fully characterize an important class of machinable ceramics for high temperature applications, namely the 312 and 211-phases. Since July 1996, when the first paper on Ti3SiC2 was published, Dr. Barsoum and co-workers published, or have accepted for publication over 60 refered publications on these ternary carbides and nitrides. Dr. Barsoum has authored or co-authored over 80 refereed publications, a textbook, Fundamentals of Ceramics, published by McGraw-Hill in 1997 and 8 patents. In 1999, Dr. Barsoum was made a distinguished professor at Drexel University, one of two such awards made every year across the University.

Education

Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1985; M.Sc, University of Missouri – Rolla, June 1980, B.Sc. American University in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 1977

Career Highlights

DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 1999-present
Distinguished Professor
University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France, June & July 2003
Visiting Professor
MAX-PLANCK INSTITUTE, PML, Stuttgart, Germany Sept. 2000-2001
Sabbatical Leave
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 1997-1999
Professor, Department of Materials Engineering
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 1994 - 1997
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering
MAX-PLANCK INSTITUTE, FKF, Stuttgart, Germany Sept. 1993-94
Sabbatical Leave
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 1990-93
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 1985-90
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Engineering

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