A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering

Brown School

Professorship Installation: Katharine Flores

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall, Lobby
6548 Forest Park Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA

Dean Aaron F. Bobick cordially invites you to the installation of Katharine Flores as the Christopher I. Byrnes Professor presenting “Living in a Material World: Designing the Materials that Propel Society.”

5:30 p.m. CT: Reception
6:00 p.m. CT: Installation Ceremony

RSVP here by Oct. 21

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology



Institute of Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University Advancement
Event Contact


Speaker Information

Katharine Flores' primary research interest is the mechanical behavior of high performance structural materials, with particular emphasis on understanding structure-processing-property relationships in bulk metallic glasses and their composites.

She leads research projects on topics ranging from investigations of the structural origins of deformation in metallic glasses to the development of efficient strategies for the design of new glasses with desirable properties. She is particularly interested in the development of new manufacturing techniques suited to the unique processing capabilities of these alloys, in an effort to accelerate their incorporation in mainstream and high performance applications.

Professor Flores received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2000. After serving as a postdoc and the Director of the Sports Materials Laboratory at Stanford, she joined the Materials Science and Engineering faculty at the Ohio State University in 2002. In 2008, she became the Director of Education and Outreach for the Center for Emergent Materials, the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at OSU. In 2012, she moved to the Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Department at Washington University in St. Louis, where she helped establish the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMSE) as its Associate Director. She became Director of the IMSE in 2016.

Google Calendar iCal Outlook