Virtual Group Photo, 1/27/22 Group Meeting

Prof. Gregory Olson

Professor G. B. Olson

Greg Olson is Thermo-Calc Professor of the Practice in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at MIT. He is a co-founder of the multi-institutional NIST-supported CHiMaD Center for Hierarchical Materials Design, Director of its SRG Design Consortium, and a founder of QuesTek Innovations LLC. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a fellow of ASM and TMS, he has authored more than 300 publications. He received a BS and MS in 1970 and ScD in 1974 in materials science from MIT and remained there in a series of senior research positions before joining Northwestern University as Professor in 1988, where he was appointed Wilson-Cook Professor of Engineering Design in 1999, W. P. Murphy Professor in 2010, and Professor Emeritus in 2019, before returning to MIT in 2020. Recent awards include the ASM Campbell Memorial Lectureship, the Cambridge University Kelly Lectureship, the ASM Gold Medal, the TMS Morris Cohen Award, the TMS Cyril Smith Award, the TMS Weertman Educator Award, and an honorary doctorate from KTH-Stockholm.

Current Members

Anna Bloom, Administrative Assistant

Brandon Snow, Graduate Student (coadvised by Prof. David Parks, MIT MechE)

Clay Houser, Visiting Student (PhD Candidate, Northwestern University)

Cole Kuehmann, Visiting Student

Dr. Florian Hengsbach, Visiting Scholar (PhD, University of Paderborn)

Julian Rackwitz, PhD Candidate (coadvised by Prof. Cem Ta┼čan, MIT DMSE)

Krista Biggs, PhD Candidate

Dr. Margianna Tzini, Postdoctoral Researcher

Takuji Otake, Visiting Scholar (Daido Steel)

Dr. Nutth Tuchinda, Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Chuan Liu, Visiting Graduate Student (Northwestern University)

Dr. S. Mohadeseh Taheri-Mousavi, Postdoctoral Researcher