Emilie Rusch

Ivar Reimanis named head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department

The longtime member of MME faculty was director of Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics from 2006 to 2021
Headshot of Ivar Reimanis

Ivar Reimanis is the new head of the George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.  

A longtime member of the MME faculty, Reimanis joined Mines in 1994 as a tenure-track assistant professor of ceramic engineering. He has served as interim department head since July 2021. 

“I’m looking forward to positioning the department to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities in materials engineering,” Reimanis said.  

A full professor since 2003, Reimanis has held the position of Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering since 2012. He previously served as interim department head from 2014 to 2016 and was director of the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics from 2006 to 2021. 

Reimanis holds a PhD in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.S. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

A 2006 U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Reimanis is a fellow of The American Ceramic Society. In 2017, he was recognized with the American Ceramic Society Global Ambassador Award and was invited to join the World Academy of Ceramics as an academician. 

“My goals for the department are aligned with the goals of MINES@150,” Reimanis said. “We need to maintain our world-class status in metallurgy while growing substantially in ceramics. I plan to sustain our excellent relationships with industry and help create new ones.  As we evolve, it is critical to enhance our diversity at all levels.  And, perhaps most importantly, I want the people in our department to feel like they have a home, where the values of collegiality, transparency, inclusion, collaboration and ethics are paramount.” 

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
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