Professor Emeritus Rand German named fellow of ceramic society

Randall German, professor emeritus of engineering science and mechanics, was elected to fellow status with the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). German was inducted at the ACerS 113th annual meeting on Oct. 16-20 held in Columbus, Ohio.

German was a Brush Chair Professor in Materials and director of the Center for Innovative Sintered Products at Penn State from 1991 to 2006. Currently, German is the associate dean of engineering at San Diego State University. His research and teaching focuses on the net-shape fabrication of engineering materials via sintering techniques. German is credited with significant developments in the powder injection molding industry. His book, "Sintering Theory and Practice" is the most cited reference in the field.

German holds fellow status in the American Society for Metals and the American Powder Metallurgy Institute. He is a recipient of the Tesla medal and numerous other honors and awards. He has also received the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society's Outstanding Research Award and its Premiere Research Award.

German has published more than 900 articles, 25 patents and 15 books in his field and co-founded several firms including Thermat, Innovative Material Solutions, Aesthetic Materials, and Springfield Munitions.

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Last Updated October 25, 2011