Dr. Jim Williams




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The Ohio State University

University of North Texas

Dr. Jim Williams

Jim Williams is Professor of Materials, Science, and Engineering and Honda Chair Emeritus at The Ohio State University. He also has a quarter time appointment as a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas. He was Dean of Engineering at OSU from 2001-2004. Until March 1999, he was General Manager, Materials and Process Engineering Department, GE Aircraft Engines. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of TMS/AIME and a Fellow of ASM International. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 1992 ASM Gold Medal, the 1993 TMS/AIME Leadership Award and the 2010 AIME James Douglas Gold Medal. He was inducted into the GE Aircraft Engines Propulsion Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2010, he was elected an Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Metals and received the ASTM Committee B10 Russ Ogden Award. He was Chairman of the National Materials Advisory Board from 1989–1995. He was a member of The Advisory Committee for the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Research Council from 1999-2004, The Materials Science and Technology Division Visiting Committee at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1999-2004 and The Engineering Division Science and Applications Advisory Board at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1996-2000. Prior to joining GE in 1988 he spent 13 years at Carnegie Mellon University as Professor (‘75-‘80), President of Mellon Institute (‘80-’83) and Dean of Engineering (‘83-‘88). Prior to 1975 he worked for Rockwell International and Boeing.