Erland M. Schulson
George Austin Colligan Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Erland M. Schulson received his B.A.Sc. (Honors, 1964) and his Ph.D. (1968) in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He has been a visiting senior research fellow at Oxford University (1968-'69), a research officer in materials science at Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories (1969-'78), a visiting research fellow at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center (1988), a visiting professor at the University of Grenoble (1989) and a Fulbright Foreign Scholar at the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environnement of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1999). Also, he was the Fulbright Arctic Chair 2013-14, at Norwegian University of Science and Technology–Trondheim. At Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering he is the first George Austin Colligan Distinguished Professor of Engineering. Schulson founded the Ice Research Laboratory at Dartmouth in 1983 and since then has served as its director. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate students about materials science, mechanical behavior of solids and phase transformations, and has directed the research of over 50 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. He focuses his research on the relationship between the structure and mechanical behavior of metals, ice and other crystalline materials. Prof. Schulson has lectured widely in this country and abroad and he consults internationally for both industry and government. He has authored over 300 publications on physical/mechanical metallurgy and on ice mechanics, holds or shares four patents relating to zirconium intermetallics and electron beam apparatus for generating selected area channeling patterns, and is co-author of the book "Creep and Fracture of Ice" (Schulson and Duval, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009). Prof. Schulson is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the International Glaciological Society and was elected Fellow of ASM International (2003) and of Metals, Minerals and Materials Society (2006). He is listed on ISIHighlyCited.com.