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Engineering educator

Mark Antonio Prelas, American engineering educator. Achievements include 4 United States patents and 6 German patents. Fulbright fellow Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Sydney, Australia, 1992, Gas Research Institute fellow, College Station, Texas, 1981; recipient Presidential Young Investigator award National Science Foundation, 1984.


Prelas, Mark Antonio was born on July 2, 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado, United States. Son of George B. and Katheryn (Beck) Prelas.


Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, 1975; Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1979.


Technical director, Pueblo Cable Company, 1971; research assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1975-1979; assistant professor, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1979-1984; associate professor, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1984-1989; professor, U. Missouri, Columbia, since 1989. Visiting professor U. Nagoya, Japan, 1984, U. New S. Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1992. Visiting science Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, 1987, consultant Idaho National Engineering Lab, Idaho Falls, 1987-1989.


  • Achievements include 4 United States patents and 6 German patents.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (books) Wide Band Gap Electronic Materials, 1995, Diamond Based Composites, 1997, Industrial Handbook of Diamond and Diamond Films, 1998.


Unit commander Boy Scouts American, Columbia, 1991-1993, assistant cubmaster, 1994-1995. Director North Atlantic Treaty Organization workshop, Minsk, Belarus, 1994, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996. Fellow American Nuclear Society.

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Physical Society, Materials Research Society.


Married Rosemary S. Roberts, May 21, 1979. Children: Natalia Katherine, Alexander Joseph.

George B. Prelas

Katheryn (Beck) Prelas

Rosemary S. Roberts

Alexander Joseph Prelas

Natalia Katherine Prelas