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Michael Thouless




        Contact:
        2146 G. G. Brown Building
        Universityof Michigan
        Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

        Phone:   (734)763-5289
        Fax:       (734)647-3170
        E-mail:   thouless@umich.edu









Brief Biography
I am currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and went up to Churchill College, Cambridge to read engineering in 1978. After graduating from Cambridge in 1981, I went to the University of California, Berkeley, to do graduate work under the direction of Tony Evans in the Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering. After getting my PhD in 1984, I continued to work with Tony Evans, first at Berkeley, and then at the new materials program at UCSB. In 1988, I joined the Physical Sciences Department at IBM Research Division in Yorktown Heights as a Research Staff Member. In 1995 I moved to the University of Michigan. I have also held brief visiting positions in the Engineering Mechanics Department at Tsinghua University (1994), at Ford Research Laboratories in Dearborn (1995), in the Engineering Department at Cambridge University (1985, 2002 and 2011), and in the Wind Energy Department at the Danish Technical University (2013).

Degrees
2009        Sc.D., University of Cambridge
1984        Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
1982        M.S., University of California, Berkeley
1981        B.A. (1st class honours), University of Cambridge
                (M.A. awarded in 1985)

Other professional qualifications
Chartered Engineer (CEng) - UK



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