Dr. Robert W. Schwartz, professor of ceramic engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been named a fellow by the American Ceramic Society. Schwartz will be officially recognized as a fellow during a society banquet this October in Cincinnati.
Among Schwartz’s research interests are dielectric and ferroelectric materials, piezoelectric composite devices and ceramic thin film processing.
Prior to joining the UMR faculty, Schwartz taught and conducted research at Clemson University. Before embarking on an academic career, he was an advanced research and development engineer at B.F. Goodrich Corp. and a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories.
Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree in science education and a master’s degree in chemistry at North Carolina State University. He earned a Ph.D. in ceramic engineering at the University of Illinois in 1989.
In addition to the American Ceramic Society, Schwartz is a member of the Materials Research Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education.