Professor Kelvin Lynn
February 2, 1948 – January 2, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce our director and dear friend Dr. Kelvin Lynn unexpectedly passed away while skiing in Salt Lake City on Jan. 2, 2020.
Kelvin has been a beloved member of the Washington State University community for more than 20 years. Nationally renowned in the fields of materials science, physics, positron, and crystal growing research, Kelvin came to WSU from the Brookhaven National Lab in 1996.
A Regents professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Department of Physics, and Boeing Chair of Advanced Materials, Kelvin established WSU’s Center for Materials Research as a leader in the engineering of a variety of valuable crystals including cadmium telluride, or “CadTel,” used in solar energy and medical imaging industries. His scientific breakthroughs earned him election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Washington State Academy of Science.
Read more about his life at http://starksfuneral.com and https://news.wsu.edu/2020/01/10/remembering-kelvin-lynn/. In lieu of flowers, consider making a contribution to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument – https://gsenm.org/.
IMR Faculty, Students and Staff
The Institute of Materials Research (formerly, the Center for Materials Research) was established at WSU in 1993 to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration between various faculty members and to facilitate research and education in the area of materials science. It is under the joint administration of the College of Engineering and Architecture and the College of Arts and Sciences and has grown to include over 25 researchers from various disciplines.
The Institute offers the opportunity for researchers in diverse fields at WSU to connect with funding sources in government and industry to find interdisciplinary answers to advanced materials problems. The faculty members at the Center address these research questions with some of today’s most sophisticated scientific equipment.
Institute of Materials Research
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Pullman, WA 99164-2711