Peter Voorhees


  • Materials Science, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Peter Voorhees is the Frank C. Engelhart Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, and Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a member of the Metallurgy Division at the National Institute for Standards and Technology until joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in 1988. He has received numerous awards including the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, ASM International Materials Science Division Research Award (Silver Medal), the TMS Bruce Chalmers Award, the J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award from ASM, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Teaching Excellence, and is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information.

Professor Voorhees is a fellow of ASM International, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, and the American Physical Society. He has published over 190 papers in the area of the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations.

Peter Voorhees