Iowa State Universityâ€™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 Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory.