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Alfred University professor named Fellow of American Ceramic Society

Steven Tidrow

Steven Tidrow

Steven C. Tidrow, an Inamori Professor of Materials Science within the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh in October.

“Being named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society is a signal honor,” said Alastair Cormack, interim dean of the School of Engineering. “It is an acknowledgement of his contributions directly to the Society, and, more broadly, of his standing in the professional community.”     

“Elevation to Fellow is a testament to excellent work Prof. Tidrow has been doing in the realm of materials science,” said Alfred University President Mark Zupan. “The fact that he joins several other Alfred University School of Engineering professors in receiving this honor is recognition of the excellence of our programs and the faculty who teach in them.”

Tidrow was named an Inamori Professor, one of the most prestigious faculty positions in the School of Engineering, in August 2015. He had previously served as director of the Sustainability Energy Research Center at Frostburg State, and a department chair and associate dean for research within the College of Science and Mathematics at the University of Texas-Pan American. Tidrow is the inventor or co-inventor of at least 30 U.S. patents which were primarily related to efforts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory where he served as an electronics engineer and team leader before joining academia.

Tidrow received his Ph.D. in engineering physics from the University of Oklahoma. He earned his B.S. degree in engineering physics with specialization in electrical engineering and a master’s in applied physics, both from Texas Tech University.