Robert D. Pehlke (BSE MetE ’55) has endowed the Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing, which will be held by the College of Engineering’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This lecture will feature topics about or concerning materials processing, and the endowment fund will cover expenses related to the lecture, such as speaker honorarium, transportation, lodging, publicity, hospitality, etc.
A professor emeritus of the University of Michigan, Professor Pehlke joined the faculty in 1960 and has served several terms as chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has researched a broad range of metallurgical topics, including high-temperature physical chemistry of metallurgical systems and computer applications in metallurgy. A prolific author, Professor Pehlke has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications, and his newest book, Adventures of a Materials Engineer, is due to be released in the fall of 2017. He has received many awards and honors for his contributions to the field of materials engineering, and he is the recipient of the 2005 Alumni Merit Award. Professor Pehlke is a fellow of ASM International and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, AIME, as well as a distinguished life member of the Iron and Steel Society, AlME.