Misra reappointed MSE Chair

Under Amit Misra's impactful leadership, MSE is "on the path from great to best."
Misra reappointed MSE Chair

Professor Amit Misra was just reappointed chair of MSE for three years.

The College of Engineering announced this week that Professor Amit Misra has been reappointed chair of MSE for another three years.

Following 18 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Misra has served as MSE chair since June 2014. During his time as chair, MSE has:

  • provided leadership and expertise for the U-M-established Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) advanced manufacturing research organization, comprising support from over 100 companies, universities and nonprofits;
  • secured renewed DOE-BES funding for the PRISMS Center, a unique software innovation hub focused on structural metals; 
  • transitioned the former Electron Microbeam Analysis Lab (EMAL) into the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization;
  • hosted a two-day Materials at Michigan Symposium in conjunction with the University's bicentennial to initiate planning for a campus-wide Materials Research Institute;
  • instituted an MSE career fair; and
  • reconstituted the MSE External Advisory Board. 

As a professor at U-M, Misra has established a vibrant research group in nanomechanics and metallic interfaces including support primarily from NSF, DOE-BES and DOE-NNSA. He was elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society in 2016 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2018.

"Amit is demonstrating our values, executing our mission and pursuing our vision," said College of Engineering Dean Alec Gallimore. "His leadership in fostering research growth, new resources, student support and outreach has made an impact. MSE is on the path from great to best."

Misra's new term begins June 1, pending Regental approval.