Amit Misra

Edward DeMille Campbell Collegiate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

G044 Lay Auto, 1231 Beal Ave
T: (734) 764-7799



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B.S. (May 1989), Metallurgical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (now IIT-Varanasi), India
M.S. (Aug.1991), Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D. (Sept.1994), Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Director, Michigan Materials Research Institute (MMRI)



Research focuses on light-weight structural materials, radiation-damage tolerant materials, high strength and high electrical conductivity materials and other metal-based multiphase and composite materials, with emphasis on designing materials with enhanced functionality through understanding and control of interface and defect phenomena.


Department Chair (June 2014 - December 2022), MSE, UM

Nov’96 – May ‘14      Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

LANL Fellow / Scientist Level 5 and Director, Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC): Center for Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes


  • Fellow, TMS, Class of 2022
  • TMS Cyril Stanley Smith Award, 2021
  • Fellow, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 2018
  • Brimacombe Medalist, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2017
  • Fellow, Materials Research Society (MRS), Class of 2016
  • 2016 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division. 
  • Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, class of 2011.
  • Fellow, American Society of Metals (ASM), International: class of 2011.
  • 2011 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST/ENGINEER AWARD, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division.
  • 2008 LANL Fellows’ Prize for outstanding research in nanomechanics.
  • 2013 LANL Distinguished Postdoctoral Mentor award.
  • Selected by National Academy of Engineering for Frontiers of Engineering Symposium 2011.
  • Selected for the 11th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative conference, Future of Advanced Nuclear Technologies: Building a Healthier and Safer Planet, (November 2013).
  • Materials Research Society (MRS):
    • Chair, Editorial Board, MRS Bulletin, 2019 - current.
    • Meeting Chair, Fall 2012;
    • Symposium Chair: Spring Meeting 2004, Spring Meeting 2006, Fall Meeting 2006,
    • Fall Meeting 2008, Spring Meeting 2010.
    • MRS Bulletin: 2009 Volume Organizer; Editorial Board (current).
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS):
    • Elected Chair (2007-2009), vice-chair (2005-2007): Nanomechanical Material Behavior technical committee;
    • Symposium co-Chair: TMS Annual Meetings: 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014;
    • Tutorial co-organizer, Nanomechanical Characterization, TMS AM-2008;
    • Program Grid Chair for TMS Annual Meeting 2011;
    • Symposium Chair, PRICM-8, 2013.
  • Meeting Chair, DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences Contractors’ Meeting on Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects, April 2008.
  • Guest edited 5 special issues in different journals in materials science and engineering.
  • Editor, Materials Research Letters.
  • Co-organizer and instructor, Summer School, 20-25th June 2010, Atomic-level Response of Materials to Irradiation, Santa Fe, NM.