Engel-Herbert receives Norris B. McFarlane professorship

Roman Engel-Herbert has received the inaugural Norris B. McFarlane career professorship. Engel-Herbert joined the department in July of this year, after a post-doctoral position in the Materials Department at The University of California, Santa Barbara. His research about the growth of functional oxide thin films by molecular beam epitaxy is at the forefront of technology. His research has impact in power generation and energy harvesting technologies, such as thermoelectric and photovoltaics, as well as information technology for memory and logic device applications.

The professorship is part of a $1 million commitment from the estate of Cathleen McFarlane-Ross, longtime friend of Penn State. McFarlane-Ross's gift honors her late husband, industrialist Norris “Mac” McFarlane, who graduated from Penn State in 1934 with a bachelor of science degree in metallurgy.

Last Updated September 09, 2010