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Dr. Ian McCue has joined the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University as an assistant professor after completing post-doctoral research at Texas A&M University. | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

Dr. Ian McCue, a former post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He will be an assistant professor of materials science and engineering in the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

McCue joined the department upon receiving a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University to study flow localization in nanostructured metals with Dr. Michael Demkowicz, associate professor and director of graduate programs in the department. Under Demkowicz’s guidance, he investigated ways to tailor the structure of materials at the nanoscale. 

“Ian is an exceptionally creative and capable scientist. He is poised to become a leader in advanced metal processing," said Demkowicz.

Over the course of his research at Texas A&M, McCue was able to demonstrate certain nanoscale morphologies were ideal for achieving uniform plastic flow. 

With this training under his belt, McCue is eager to chart new horizons in nanostructure materials research as faculty.

“There are a number of materials and manufacturing-related research institutes at Northwestern I’m excited to be a part of and contribute to,” said McCue. “I am also very excited to mentor future generation of materials science researchers.”