Dr. Yuntian Zhu has been elected a fellow of ASM International, a society for materials scientists and engineers.
Zhu, a professor of materials science and engineering, was recognized for improving understanding of deformation mechanisms in nanomaterials and simultaneously enhancing their strength and ductility. He will be honored Oct. 19 during an awards convocation in Houston.
Before joining the NC State faculty in 2007, he led a nanomaterials team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.