Doru M. Stefanescu

The Ohio State University
477 Watts Hall 2041 College Rd.
Columbus, OH
USA 43210


Biographical Sketch:
Professor Doru M. Stefanescu a graduate of the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (1980), and then joined the University of Alabama where he taught and did research until 2005. His titles there included Distinguished University Research Professor, and Cudworth Professor of Engineering. In August of 2005, he joined the Material Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University, where he served as Ashland Research Professor till August 2010. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama and at the Ohio State University. His awards include: - the John Campbell Medal of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers, UK (2012) “for a sustained contribution to the science and understanding of metal casting, by virtue of research and development”; - the Joseph Seaman Gold Medal of the American Foundry Society (2011) “…for influential contributions to the development of computational modeling of microstructure evolution and mechanical properties in castings, outstanding research on metal penetration in sand castings, on thin wall iron castings and on the casting skin, and commitment to the advancement of the science of solidification and the associated technical and scientific literature”; - the American Foundry Society Award for Scientific Merit (2000) “…for his research involving cast iron solidification modeling, inoculation and cooling curve analysis as well as work with aluminum alloys and cast metal matrix composites”; - the AFS Director’s Award (1999) for his work with Foundry Educational Foundation students; - elected a Fellow of the American Society for Metals International (1997) “…for fundamental contributions to the science of solidification through the modeling of solidification processes and the microstructural evolution of castings”; - the three most prestigious awards that The University of Alabama confers to deserving faculty: the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award (1988), the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award (1990), and the Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award (1997). - Doctor Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) from three European universities (1998, 2001 - Romania, 2012 - Sweden); His publication record includes 380 publications including 35 invited papers, 32 books and chapters in books, 73 refereed journal publications, 63 AFS Transactions papers, 73 refereed conference publications and 12 patents

Papers:
14-006 Kinetics Of Graphite Expansion During the Solidification of Lamellar and Spheroidal Graphite Iron 14-009 Effect Of Carbon Equivalent and Alloying Elements On The Tensile Properties Of Superfine Interdendritic Graphite Irons