AEM Alum Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Adam Creuziger

Adam Creuziger, a 2002 graduate of the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics department, was named by President Obama as one of the 2016 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The elite award is presented by the United States Government to professionals of science and engineering who are in the beginning stages of their independent research careers. The recipients of the award are chosen for their pioneering research in the frontiers of science and technology, as well as their dedication to serving the community through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach. The awardees are recognized for their early contributions to the award agencies' missions—agencies that include the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Defense, and for accelerating American innovation. Creuziger is one of the 105 award recipients that will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC this spring. ”

As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Creuziger worked on NSF sponsored research on ductile crack growth in single crystals with Professor Thomas Shield. Following his graduation in the spring of 2002, Creuziger proceeded to earn a M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in December of 2005, and a Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in January of 2008. Creuziger has worked as a National Research Council post-doctoral associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 2008. The NIST is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dr. Creuziger's research interests include experimental investigation into the deformation and fracture processes of ductile metals. His current research is focused on phase transforming steel (TRIP steel) and single crystal copper.