Earthman Named ASM International Fellow

James Earthman named ASM International Fellow.

May 3, 2023 - James Earthman, UCI professor of materials science and engineering, has been honored for his distinguished contributions to the field of materials science and engineering with a 2023 ASM International Fellow Award. 

ASM said the award is for his “contributions to our knowledge of damage and fracture mechanisms in structural and biological materials and for translating materials science concepts across disciplines.”

Earthman is one of 20 global leaders in the field who will join the 2023 Class of Fellows. ASM International is the world’s largest and most established materials information society. 

“ASM has been a great asset over my career at the international, national and local chapter levels,” said Earthman.  “I am deeply honored by this recognition of my research and teaching.”

Earthman’s research includes studies of a broad range of deformation and damage mechanisms in both model and advance materials. His work also involves the development and use of computer-based techniques for determining the damping characteristics of biomaterials and mechanical biocompatibility, the corrosion behavior of metals exposed to living cells, and the nondestructive characterization of surface defects in situ and the effects of nanobubbles on the stability of materials.  

Earthman is an inventor on thirteen issued U.S. patents, many international patents and five pending U.S. patents. He has authored and co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed research publications and served as editor for two books in the fields of materials science and biomedical engineering.

Earthman will be given the ASM Fellow Award at the International Materials, Applications & Technologies (IMAT)’23 conference in October in Detroit, Michigan.

– Natalie Tso