Noyan Elected Chair of APAM

I. Cevdet Noyan, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected the chair of the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. His appointment begins on July 1, 2012.

Prof. Noyan works on x-ray and neutron diffraction analysis and mechanical behavior of materials. He has been a professor in APAM since July 1, 2004 and has been vice-chair of the Department since 2006. He also has a nonbudgeted faculty position in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Noyan is affiliated with the IBM Research Division, T. J. Watson Laboratory on a part-time basis.

Prof. Noyan received his Bachelor of Science of Engineering degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1984. He has served as Research Staff Member and Research Manager at the IBM Research Division, T. J. Watson Laboratory, where he conducted and directed research on chip packaging, reliability of microelectronic interconnection structures and x-ray microdiffraction. Until 2004, while working at IBM, he taught various Materials Science and Engineering courses at Columbia University as an adjunct professor.

Prof. Noyan received the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1993. He received two IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards and an IBM Research Division Award for research and development of computer and packaging structures, on which topics he is the co-inventor of more than twenty patents. He is co-editor of Advances in X-Ray Analysis and a Fellow of American Physical Society. He is the author (with J. Cohen) of the book, "Residual Stress: Measurement by Diffraction and Interpretation", published by Springer-Verlag.

The APAM Department warmly welcomes Prof. Noyan and bids a fond farewell to Prof. Irving Herman. Prof. Herman has served as the APAM chair since July 2006 and the Department kindly thanks him for his many years of service and dedication.

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