Prof. Daniel Beshers Retires

Daniel Beshers, professor emeritus of metallurgy at Columbia’s Henry Krumb School of Mines, has retired.

A member of the Columbia University faculty since 1957, Beshers, will continue as a special lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering program in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics.

His career has focused mainly on internal friction; particularly noteworthy are studies which established the detailed path of the diffusion of carbon atoms in iron, others which revealed the law of breakaway of dislocations from surrounding impurities, and others which gave new insights into the nature of ferromagnetic hysteresis.

Prof. Beshers is a life member of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society and ASM International—The Materials Information Society—and a member of Sigma Xi. He has also received the Education Award from the New York chapter of ASM.

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