Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Sammy Tin is professor and head of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Arizona. He received his BS from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, MS from Carnegie Mellon University and PhD from the University of Michigan, all in Materials Science and Engineering.
Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Tin was director of the Thermal Processing Technology Center and Charles and Lee Finkl Chair of Materials Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His research has focused on developing manufacturing processes and alloy chemistries for materials used in aerospace and power-generation applications.
Tin serves on the Editorial Committee for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Materials Science and Engineering A, and was the recipient of the 2004 Rolls-Royce Mark Shipton Patent Award, the 2006 IOM3 Cook/Ablett Award, 2007 ASM Marcus A. Grossmann Award, 2008 Ralph L. Barnett Teaching Award and 2014 Armour College Excellence in Teaching Award. He is an elected Fellow of ASM International and is chair of the 2021 International Conference on Superalloys. Tin has been granted three U.S. patents and has two patents pending. He has authored more than 125 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
- PhD: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
- MS: Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
- BS: Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1997
- August 2021 – present: Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- March 2020 – August 2021: Charles and Lee Finkl Chair of Materials Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
- August 2019 – August 2021: Director, Thermal Processing Technology Center, IIT
- August 2014 – August 2021: Professor, IIT
- January 2006 – August 2014: Associate Professor, IIT
- September 2001 – December 2005: Assistant Director of Research, University of Cambridge, UK
- September 2001 – December 2005: Deputy Director, Rolls-Royce University Technology Partnership, University of Cambridge
Physical metallurgy and mechanical properties of high-performance structural materials, solidification and solid state forming of metals, development of innovative metals and alloys, additive manufacturing, integrated computational materials engineering and digital twinning of advanced manufacturing processes
Manufacturing methods and processes, advanced physical metallurgy, composite and ceramic materials, mechanical behavior of materials, structure and properties, failure analysis, non-ferrous metallurgy, materials and process selection
Seven book chapters, 125+ refereed publications, five patents & patent applications.