Short Vitae

Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
204 East Dean Keeton Street, Stop C2200
Austin, TX 78712-1591
tel.: (512) 471-5378
fax: (512) 471-7681
Email: taleff@mail.utexas.edu

Current and Previous Positions

8/07-present:
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
1/12-8/13:
Program Director, Metals and Metallic Nanostructures Program, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
9/01-8/07:
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
9/98-8/01:
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
1/95-9/98:
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Education

Stanford University:
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, January, 1995.
Stanford University:
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, June, 1991.
Rice University:
B.S. cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, May, 1989.
Rice University:
B.S. cum laude, Materials Science, May, 1989.

Honors and Awards

2013:
AIME Champion H. Mathewson Medal Award. The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and The Minerals Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
2012:
Structural Materials Division Distinguished Service Award, The Minerals Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
2011:
Fellow of ASM International, the Materials Information Society, Materials Park, Ohio
2009:
Most Valuable Colleague Award from General Motors (associated with the John M. Campbell Award)
2001:
College of Engineering Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor, sponsored by Lockheed Martin
Texas Excellence Teaching Award for the College of Engineering from the Ex-Students' Association and the Cabinet of College Councils
1998:
Faculty Excellence Award for ASE/EM (Education award voted on by students).
TMS Young Leader Intern (Materials Design & Manufacturing Division).
1997:
National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Memberships in Professional and Honorary Societies

American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
ASM International
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)
Pi Tau Sigma, International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society