Richard D. Sisson Jr.

George F. Fuller Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Richard Sisson’s contributions to the literature in materials science and engineering over the course of nearly three decades at WPI—including nearly 200 technical articles on materials process modeling and control, hydrogen embrittlement of steels, and environ­mental effects on metals and ceramics—have ranked him among the top five percent of scholars in his field. His work, which has received more than $7 million in external support, has earned him significant honors, including induction into the Academy of Engineering Excellence at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A fellow and past trustee of ASM International, the Materials Information Society, he was recently elected to a two-year term as president of the ASM Heat Treating Society. His skill as a researcher, educator, advisor, and mentor has been recognized by WPI, which presented him with the Board of Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1987 and the inaugural Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize in 2007. He holds a BS in metallurgical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MS and a PhD from Purdue University.

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