Robert H. Wagoner (TMS)
AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award in 1981
Professor Wagoner is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Fellow of five professional societies in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and automotive engineering: TMS, ASM International, ASME, SAE, and AIME. Before joining Ohio State, he was Staff Research Scientist at the G. M. Research Laboratories, 1977-83, and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, 1976-77. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from Ohio State University in 1974, 1975, and 1976. Dr. Wagoner's group performs a variety of research related to metal forming: experimental and analytical, applied and basic. He is the author of more than 250 technical articles, 2 proceedings volumes, 2 combined proceedings and authored books, and 2 text books in the areas of metal forming, plasticity theory, finite element analysis, mechanical behavior of materials and micro-mechanisms of deformation. He has presented over 100 international and invited papers on these research topics, and has advised 22 masters and 22 doctoral student theses. Dr. Wagoner serves as a consultant to industry with regard to mechanical and materials engineering, particularly regarding die forming, sheet materials, medical devices and automotive applications. His research has received national recognition, including the Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal, Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award (twice), Presidential Young Investigator Award, SAE Melbourne Award, and the Champion H. Mathewson Gold Medal. He was the co-organizer of the first and second Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering for the National Academy of Engineering.