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educator , ceramics engineer

Arthur Harold Heuer, American ceramics engineer, educator. Recipient Alexander von Humboldt award Max-Planck Institute, 1983, Gold Medal award American Society for Microbiology.


Heuer, Arthur Harold was born on April 29, 1936 in New York City. Son of William Jacob and Hannah (Kaye) Heuer.


Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Leeds, England, 1965. Doctor of Science, University Leeds, England, 1977.


Research chemist, Indiana General Corporation, Keasbey, New Jersey, 1956-1960; research engineer Electron Tube Division, Bendix Company, Eatontown, New Jersey, 1960-1961; staff scientist, Alloy Valves and Control Space Systems Division, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1965-1967; assistant professor ceramics division metallurgical and materials, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1967-1970; associate professor, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1970-1974; professor, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, since 1974; director materials research laboratory Case Institute Technology, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1974-1980; Kyocera Professor Ceramics, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, since 1985. External science member Max-Planck Institute fur Metalforschung, Germany, since 1990.


  • Achievements include research in transformation toughening in Zirconia, electron microscopy in ceramics, dislocations in ceramics, phase transformations in ceramics, biomimetic processing of materials, materials science aspects of Microelectromechanical Systems, rapid prototyping technology/solid freeform fabrication of engineering materials, mechanical properties of hard and soft tissue and surface hardening of stainless steels and titanium alloys. Co-founding of The Communications Advertising and Marketing-LEM Inc.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Zirconia I, Zirconia II. Contributor over 420 articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Ceramic Society (chairman basic science committee, Sosman Memorial lecturer 1986, editor journal 1988-1990, John Jeppson award 1990, Orton lecturer 1991, Distinguished Life member 1996), United Kingdom Institute Physics. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Engineering, American Society for Microbiology (Gold medal).


Married Roberta Feinstein, December 22, 1956 (divorced 1974). Children: Howard, Michael, James. Married Joan McKnee Hulburt, May 8, 1976.

William Jacob Heuer

Hannah (Kaye) Heuer

Roberta Feinstein

Joan McKnee Hulburt

Howard Heuer

James Heuer

Michael Heuer