Dr. Rainer Hebert

Dr. Rainer Hebert

Dr. Rainer Hebert has been appointed Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science. Dr. Steven Suib made the announcement on August 16 highlighting Hebert’s “dedication to IMS, his excellent scholarship, and outstanding research program.”

Dr. Hebert earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 and held postdoctoral fellowships at Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both from 2003 to 2005. He joined the faculty of UConn in 2006 and has since built an outstanding set of credentials which include serving as the director of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, Director for Undergraduate Studies for the Materials Science and Engineering Department, and in 2016 he was honored by the School of Engineering with a Castleman Professorship in Engineering Innovation.

Dr. Hebert’s research specialties include alloy development through additive manufacturing, additive manufacturing process capabilities, improvements in elevated temperature strength for high strength low alloy steel, and devitrification reactions in metallic glasses.