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Meeting MS&T23: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium History of Materials Science and Engineering
Presentation Title Materials Science vs. Engineering – Paradoxes, Peculiarities, and Tensions in an Ever-Evolving Field
Author(s) Robert E. Hackenberg
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Robert E. Hackenberg
Abstract Scope Materials Science and Engineering has deep and varied historical roots, yet remains a young field. The materials tetrahedron plays an important role in conceptually organizing the various facets of MSE, but divergences from its roots in physics and other fields make more specific definition of a disciplinary core of knowledge rather elusive. The field strongly reflects the initial historical circumstances that gave rise to MSE as a concept (at least in the USA), particularly the post-Sputnik imperatives of Cold War-era aerospace aspirations. It likewise bears imprints of the varied and conflicting professional, industrial, and societal incentives and demands of and on MSE more broadly over ensuing decades. Comparison with mature disciplines such as the basic sciences and the classical engineering fields reveals paradoxes and peculiarities in this still-emerging field that claims the dual titles of science and engineering. The tension between pure and applied aspects will be highlighted.


200 Years of Recrystallization Studies
A Brief History of Texture and Anisotropy
A Historical Overview of the Development of Grain Coarsening Theory
A Perspective on the Uses of Ceramics in Nuclear Reactors LA-UR-23-23416
At the Beginning: Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern
Corrosion Science Over the Past Century
Experiments of a German Engineer Starting a Blast Furnace in Brazil, in 1818
Floris Osmond and the Discovery of Steel Microstructures
Historical Aspects of Polycrystal Plasticity
History of Extra Super Duralumin Development and Its Spirit Inherited by UACJ
History of Steel Research in Institute for Materials Research ("KINKEN") of Tohoku University
Hub Aaronson and His Impact on the Field of Solid State Phase Transformations
John W Cahn: Architect of a Discipline
Larry Kaufman, CALPHAD, Digitization of Thermodynamics, and Materials Design
Materials Science vs. Engineering – Paradoxes, Peculiarities, and Tensions in an Ever-Evolving Field
Microalloyed Forging Steels – Evolution from Laboratory to Industrial Application
Pierre Armand Jacquet and Electrolytic Polishing
Raman vs. Born, after Eddington vs. Chandrasekhar: Crystals and Stars
The Burgeoning of Materials Science and Engineering in France 1865 - 1914
The Development of Artificially-made Siliceous Ceramic Bodies (i.e. Stonepaste) in the Middle East between the 11th and 17th Centuries
The Effect of the Kirkendall Effect: The Metastable States and the Energy Barriers to Its Discovery and Acceptance
The History of Field Ion Microscopy and Atom Probe Tomography: The First Images of Atoms
The History of IRSID, the French Steel Research Institute
The History of Quantitative Fractography and Fractal Geometry in Ceramics
The Transition from Old Iron to New Steel in China

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