Lesley Frame awarded UTC Professorships in Engineering Innovation

By Kyra Arena, Written Communications Assistant

photo of Assistant Professor Lesley Frame

Assistant Professor Lesley Frame

The Materials Science and Engineering Department has the honor of congratulating one outstanding faculty member for being recognized for her incredible contributions to the field. The UConn School of Engineering has named Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD) Lesley Frame a United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor in Engineering Innovation in the School of Engineering.

Frame developed her extensive knowledge of materials science through her invaluable research, industry and teaching experiences. Her research interests include metals processing, manufacturing, corrosion, residual stress, phase transformations and structure-property-processing relationships

Frame received her BS from the Department of Materials Science Engineering at MIT, followed by her MS and PhD from the University of Arizona in the same field. She began teaching and leading research at UConn in 2018, after a professorship at the University of Bridgeport and a position as Director of Product Development at Thermatool.

Her impressive background includes participation in organizations such as ASM International, the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). Additionally, Frame has won several awards for her work including the ASM International Silver Medal Award (2021) and Bronze Medal Award (2017), ASTM Award of Achievement (2017) and Thermatool’s President’s Award (2015). She is currently serving as the ASM Heat Treating Society’s President; the first woman to hold this position.

UConn’s MSE Department sincerely congratulates Lesley Frame for her new titleship and looks forward to her future successes.

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