Dec 19, 2022 | No Comments | By Salena Fitzgerald
HEMI adjunct research scientist, James W. McCauley, recently delivered the John F. McMahon Memorial Lecture at Alfred University. This memorial lecture and award is given each year to an outstanding ceramic engineer in memory of the late John F. McMahon, an alumnus, professor, and dean of the Inamori School of Engineering.
McCauley’s many accomplishments include being a former dean and professor of ceramic engineering at Alfred University’s New York State College of Ceramics, a senior research scientist at the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and a past president of the American Ceramic Society. He has over 140 papers published, 13 books edited or co-edited, and five patents. His works have been cited over 5,000 times.
In his lecture, McCauley presented research from HEMI’s Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE). CMEDE brings together academia, industry, and ARL to address the fundamental science to improve protection materials for military armor applications. McCauley’s knowledge and experience have aided the center’s success.