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Todd, Judith A.

Todd, Judith A.

P. B. Breneman Department Head

Office phone: (814) 863-0771
Office address: 214 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
E-mail: jtodd@psu.edu


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Materials Science, Cambridge University, 1977
  • M.A. (Honors), Materials Science, Cambridge University, 1977
  • B.A. (Honors), Materials Science, Cambridge University, 1972

Years of Service with Penn State (12 years)

  • July 2002 – Present Department Head, P. B. Breneman Chair, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Other Related Experience — Teaching, Industrial, Etc.

  • June 2001 – June 2002 Associate Dean for Research, Armour College of Engineering and Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • Aug 1996 – June 2002 Iron and Steel Society Professor, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • Feb 1990 – June 2002 Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (1995–2001), Professor (1997) of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, MMAE, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • Jan 1982 – Feb 1990 Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Principal Publications

  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Judith A Todd (Jan 2013) “Controlled Chaos could be Key to Photonics Innovation,” SPIE Professional, 8(1), pp. 20–21.
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia and Judith A Todd, Eds. (Aug 2012) “Photonic Innovations and Solutions for Complex Environments and Systems (PISCES),” SPIE Proceedings, 8482, pp. 87 pp.
  • Abdalla Nassar, Ravindra Akarapu, Stephen M Copley, and Judith A Todd (Apr 2012) “Investigations of Laser-Sustained Plasma and its Role in Laser Nitriding of Titanium,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 45(18), pp. 10 pp.
  • Brian Borawski, Jogender Singh, Judith A Todd, and Douglas Wolfe (2011) “Multi-layer coating design architecture for optimum particulate erosion resistance,” Wear, 271, pp. 2782–2792.
  • Brian Borawski, Judith A Todd, Jogender Singh, and Douglas Wolfe (2011) “The influence of ductile interlayer material on the particle erosion resistance of multilayered TiN based coatings,” Wear, 271, pp. 2890–2898.
  • Ravindra Akarapu, Abdalla Nassar, Stephen M Copley, and Judith A Todd (2010) “Numerical Model of a Laser-Sustained Argon Plasma,” Journal of Laser Applications, 21(4), pp. 163–168.

Consulting, Patents, and Scientific and Professional Society Memberships

  • Association for Women in Science, Fellow, 1996 (1990 – Present)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow, 2001 (1984 – Present)
  • ASM International, Fellow, 1997 (1978 – Present)
  • U.S. Patent 6,285,449, W. A. Ellingson, J. A. Todd and J. Sun. Optical Method and Apparatus for Detection of Defects and Microstructural Changes in Ceramics and Ceramic Coatings (4 Sept 2001)
  • U.S. Patent 5,022,957, S. M. Copley, Hongyi Tao and J. A. Todd. Post Treatment to Improve the Strength of Laser Shaped Silicon Compound Ceramics (11 June 1991)

Professional Licenses or Certifications

  • Chartered Engineer, (C. Eng. – professional engineer) Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, United Kingdom, 1978

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, National Science Foundation (17 Nov 2007)
  • ASME Distinguished Service Award and ASME Board of Governors Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (25 July 2007)
  • Vanadium Award, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, United Kingdom. (1990)

Recent Institutional and Professional Service

  • President (2009), (Board Member 2005–2010), Society of Engineering Science (Jan 2005 – Dec 2010)
  • Congress Chair for the 2010 U. S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Penn State, June 27 – July 2, 2010, U. S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2006 – 2010)

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