Angus Rockett was named head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Colorado School of Mines on April 29.
Rockett has most recently been professor of materials science at University of Illinois.
"As I have learned more about the department, I have also been impressed with the supportive and cohesive culture and the extremely warm regard that the students, both graduate and undergraduate, hold for the program and its faculty," Rockett said. "[College of Applied Science and Engineering] Dean [Michael] Kaufman clearly understands the field and the department, and will be a pleasure to work with."
Rockett will assume his new position this fall.