Janet M. Callahan

Dr. Janet Callahan is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Technological University; she also served as the 15th Dean of Engineering at Michigan Tech from 2018-2023. Her degrees from U-Conn include a BS in Chemical Engineering, a MS in Metallurgy and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. She is a Fellow of both the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Ceramic Society. Her career began as a Visiting Scientist in Melbourne, Australia. This was followed by an academic appointment at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where Dr. Callahan was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career award for her work in high temperature coatings. She went on to help establish the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University. Dr. Callahan’s research specializations include educational research, freshmen retention, STEM education, high temperature oxidation, radioactive coatings, and nanomaterials; she has authored more than 100 journal articles, patents and scholarly articles in these fields.

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