Terence Langdon

William E. Leonard Professor in Engineering and Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Earth Sciences

Contact Information
E-mail: langdon@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-0491
Office: OHE 430G



  • B.S. Physics with Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of Bristol, U.K., 1/1961
  • Ph.D. Physical Metallurgy, Imperial College, University of London, U.K., 1/1965

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • William E. Leonhard Professor of Engineering, University of Southern California, 01/01/2003-  
    • Professor, USC, Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Earth Sciences, 01/01/2000-  
    • Professor, USC, Departments of Material Science, Mechanical Engineering and Earth Sciences, 01/01/1976-  
    • Associate Professor, USC, Departments of Material Science and Mechanical Engineering, 01/01/1971-  
    • Chairman, USC, Department of Materials Science, 01/01/1988-01/01/1990  
    • Research Associate, Department of Metallurgy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 01/01/1969-01/01/1971  
    • Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England, 01/01/1968-01/01/1969  
    • Visiting Scientist, Edgar C. Bain Laboratory for Fundamental Research, U.S. Steel Corporation, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 01/01/1967-01/01/1968  
    • Research Metallurgist, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 01/01/1965-01/01/1967  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Langdon's research interests include mechanical properties of metals and ceramics, creep, superplasticity, ultrafine-grained materials, and processing using severe plastic deformation.

    Honors and Awards

    • Acta Materialia Gold Medal, 2012  
    • h-index = 86; >27,000 citations, 2012  
    • Publications and citation information available at http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-1487-2008, 2012  
    • Fellow, The Materials Research Society, 2011  
    • NanoSPD Achievement Award, NanoSPD International Conferences, 2011  
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2009  
    • Bulk Nanostructured Materials Honours Award, Congress on Nanotechnologies, Russia, 2009  
    • Honorary Medal "De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis," Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2009  
    • Lee Hsun Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009  
    • Memorial Medal of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009  
    • Blaise Pascal Medal, European Academy of Sciences, 2008  
    • Fellow, The European Academy of Sciences, 2008  
    • Albert Sauveur Achievement Award, ASM International, 2007  
    • Ranked by ISI as #2 worldwide for numbers of citations in Materials Science in 1996-2006, 2006  
    • THERMEC Distinguished Award, THERMEC International Conferences, 2006  
    • Fellow, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2005  
    • Honorary Member, The Japan Institute of Metals, 2005  
    • IUMRS Somiya Award, International Union of Materials Research Societies, 2005  
    • Structural Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award, TMS, 2005  
    • Fellow, The World Innovation Foundation, 2004  
    • USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, 2004  
    • Doctor honoris causa, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2003  
    • Listed in www.ISIHighlyCited.com (Materials Science), 2003  
    • Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), U.K. , 2002  
    • JSPS Senior Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2001  
    • Ranked by ISI as #3 worldwide for total numbers of High Impact Papers in Materials Science in 1981-2001, 2001  
    • Henry Marion Howe Medal, ASM International , 2000  
    • Iketani Science and Technology Fellow, Iketani Foundation, Japan, 1995  
    • Honorary Academician, Academy of Sciences of the Bashkortostan Republic, Russia , 1994  
    • Fellow, ASM International, 1991  
    • Fellow, The American Ceramic Society, 1981  
    • D.Sc., Physics, University of Bristol, U.K., 1980  
    • Fellow, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, U.K., 1975  
    • Fellow, The Institute of Physics, U.K., 1972  

    Service to the Profession

    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Advisory Committee, Journal of Forming Processes, 2012-  
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2012-  
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Ultrafine-Grained and Nanostructured Materials, 2011-  
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Scientia Nanotechnology, 2010-  
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, 2009-  
    • International Editorial Board, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, 2006-  
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2004  
    • Editorial Board, Materials Science Forum, 1996  
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Materials Science, 1978  

  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
  • Email: earthsci@usc.edu