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Dr. Sohn is an UCF Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Professor of Engineering in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL). He also serves as an Associate Director for Materials Characterization Facility, a FL-state user facility for academics and industry with over $20M in analytical instrumentation and 3 full-time staff engineers. He received his B.S. with honors and M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA) in mechanical and materials engineering, respectively. He graduated in 1999 with a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) and spent two years as a post-doctoral research scholar at the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT). He joined University of Central Florida in 2001 as an assistant professor. His research and teaching interests includes microstructural analysis and control, multicomponent intrinsic and interdiffusion in multiphase alloys, powder processing and additive manufacturing, thermal barrier coatings and other protective metallic/ceramic coatings, and light-weight metallic alloys and metal-matrix composites. He has published 8 book chapters and over 170 journal papers and gave over 400 presentations including 115 invited lectures at conferences around the globe. He is a Fellow of ASM International (FASM), and a recipient of NSF CAREER Award (2003-08), Outstanding Materials Engineer Award from Purdue University (2016), UCF’s 2017, 2012 and 2006 research incentive awards, UCF’s 2007 and 2013 teaching incentive award. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion (Springer) and a member of editorial board for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (Springer). He has supervised to completion, 14 Ph.D. students, 29 M.S. students and 9 post-doctoral scholars, and currently supervises 2 research associates, 3 Ph.D. students, 4 M.S. students, and 3 undergraduate research assistants. Details on his research and teaching activities can be found at