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Materials science educator

Katherine Theresa Faber, American materials science educator. Named Presidential Young Investigator National Science Foundation, 1984, Academician Academy Ceramics, Faenza, Italy, 1996; recipient Young Women’s Christian Association Outstanding Achievement award in education, 1997, Creativity Extension award National Science Foundation, 2001-2003.

Background

Faber, Katherine Theresa was born on June 19, 1953 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Daughter of Robert George and Agnes Mary (Mahoney) Faber.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, New York, 1975. Master of Science in Ceramic Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1982.

Career

Invited summer employee, Lawrence Livermore (California) Lab, 1975, 76; development associate, The Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls, New York, 1978-1979; assistant professor ceramic engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1982-1985; associate professor ceramic engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1985-1987; associate professor materials science and engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1988-1992; associate dean research and graduate studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1992-1997; professor materials science and engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1992; chairman materials science and engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, since 1998. Member research coordination county Gas Research Institute, Chicago, since 1991. Board of trustees Alfred (New York) U., 1989-1992.

Board member Northwestern University Evanston Research Park Board, since 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Semiconductors and Semimetals, volunteer 37, 1992. Contributor articles to scientific journals, including Journal American Ceramic Society, Journal Applied Physics, Journal Materials Research, Acta Materialia, Journal Materials Science, Scripta Metallurgica.

Membership

Fellow American Society for Microbiology International, American Ceramic Society (vice president 1992-1993, 94-95, president 2006-2007). Member American Society Engineering Education (American Telephone & Telegraph Company Foundation award 1986), Society Women Engineers (senior. Distinguished Engineering Educator 1995), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Thomas Felix Rosenbaum, November 7, 1987. Children: Daniel, Michael.

father:
Robert George Faber

mother:
Agnes Mary (Mahoney) Faber

spouse:
Thomas Felix Rosenbaum

child:
Michael Faber

child:
Daniel Faber