Constant Named ISU Materials Sciences and Engineering Chair

ImageIowa State University’s College of Engineering has named Kristen Constant chair of its materials science and engineering program. Her appointment will begin July 1, 2012. She was identified through an internal search to replace Richard LeSar, chair since 2006, who is stepping down to devote more time to his research activities.

Constant joined the Iowa State faculty in 1992 and was promoted to full professor in 2011. She is also an associate scientist at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.

Constant, a native of Osceola, Iowa, received her bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering from Iowa State in 1986. She holds a doctorate from Northwestern University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Constant also served as a laboratory graduate at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

To read the full ISU College of Engineering release, click HERE.