Timothy Rupert and Amirhossein Khalajhedayati

University of California Irvine

AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award in 2020 (Winning Paper)

Prof. Tim Rupert is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, with a joint appointment in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received a B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2011. Prof. Rupert's research focuses on uncovering new structure-property relationships in nanomaterials for structural and energy applications, as well as increasing the reliability and lifetime of these materials. To achieve their research goals, his lab uses a combination of complementary computational and experimental techniques, continually working to push the limitations of each. In recent years, Prof. Rupert has received an NSF CAREER Award, a DOE Early Career Research Program Award, an ARO Young Investigator Program Award, a Hellman Fellowship, and the ASM International Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers. He serves on the editorial boards of Materials Science and Engineering A, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, and Scientific Reports.