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George Scherer
George Scherer

William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974
S.B.-S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

Room: E319 Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-5680
Email: scherer@princeton.edu

Webpage: Materials Research Group

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • National Academy of Engineering, 1997
  • Ralph K. Iler Award, American Chemical Society, 1995
  • Sosman Award, American Ceramic Society, 1994
  • Richard M. Fulrath Award, American Ceramic Society, 1990
  • Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society, 1986
  • G.W. Morey Award, American Ceramic Society, 1985

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Faculty, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Courses

  • CEE105 Lab in Conservation of Art
  • CEE364 Materials in Civil Engineering
  • MSE501 Introduction to Materials Science

Publications


Research Areas

  • Carbon Mitigation and Sustainability
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Mechanics, Materials & Structures
  • Structures and Structural Art

Research Interests

Broad interest in material science, including relaxation phenomena, viscous flow and sintering, thermal stress analysis, diffusion, kinetics of nucleation and crystallization, preparation of glasses and ceramics from gels, theory of drying, structure and properties of cementitious materials, weathering of stone.

Revised: July 25, 2011