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Terence Langdon

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

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-0491
Office: OHE 430G



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

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, 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  
USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, 2004  
Fellow, The World Innovation Foundation, 2004  
Doctor honoris causa, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2003  
Listed in (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  
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