Professor Pawel Keblinski was named 2020 Materials Research Society Fellow. The Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellows program recognizes outstanding contributions to the field, including research, leadership, and service that have advanced the mission of the materials community world-wide. It is a lifetime recognition of distinction in the field, capped at no more than 0.2% of the MRS membership in any given year.
Professor Keblinski joined RPI and the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department over 20 years ago, and he currently serves at the Department Head. His research relies mainly on the use of classical molecular dynamics simulations to study structure-property relationships in interfacial materials, with a focus on thermal transport modeling. MRS recognized importance of his work with a fellowship "for influential contributions to the development of computational methods leading to fundamental understanding of thermal transport in materials on nanometer length scales”. Keblinski’s work to date has resulted in over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and over 23000 citations, and an associated H-index of 66 (Google Scholar). He is also a Humboldt Fellow (Germany), Marie Curie Fellow (EU Commission/Poland), and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Prof. Keblinski joins the group of MRS fellows at RPI that includes Profs. Richard Siegel, Robert Hull, and Ganpati Ramanath from the MSE Dept., Profs. Toh-Ming Lu and Gwo Ching Wang from the Physics Dept. and Prof. Michael Shur from the ECE Dept.