Harry L. Tuller

Professor of Ceramics and Electronic MaterialsHarry L. Tuller
Director of the Crystal Physics and Electroceramics Laboratory
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Electroceramics
Co-Founder of Boston MicroSystems, Inc.

Sc.D., Solid State Science & Engineering, Columbia University
B.S., M.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

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Prof. Tuller’s current research emphasizes the modeling, processing, characterization and optimization of energy related devices (sensors, batteries, fuel cells, solar/photolysis cells) and the integration of sensor, actuator and photonic materials into microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems.  This work has been extensively published in the form of over 450 articles, 15 co-edited books and 33 patents.

Prof. Tuller is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electroceramics and Editor of the book series, Electronic Materials: Science and Technology, Springer Publishing. He is co-founder, along with Dr. Richard Mlcak, of Boston MicroSystems, Inc., which has a focus on developing MEMS-based harsh environment compatible devices to detect explosives, toxic chemicals and automotive emissions. Boston MicroSystems was acquired by Pall Corporation in 2013.

Prof. Tuller held the Sumitomo Electric Industries Chair at MIT (1991-97); was elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1984; recipient of a Fulbright Award in 1989-1990 and the von Humboldt Award (Stuttgart, Germany) in 1997-2002; awarded docteur honoris causa by University of Provence, Marseille, France, 2004; Elected Member, World Academy of Ceramics (2006); FH Norton Awardee, American Ceramic Society (2007); Orton Awardee, American Ceramic Society (2008); McMahon Awardee, Alfred University, NY (2009); Docteur Honoris Causa, University of Oulu, Finland (2009); Honorable Guest Professor; Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Japan (2009-2012); Outstanding Achievement Award - High Temperature Division, The Electrochemical Society (2010); Distinguished Israel Pollack Lecturer, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2010); Somiya Award for International Collaboration in Materials Research, International Union Materials Research Societies, Japan (2012); Helmholtz International Fellow Award from the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (2012); Honorable Guest Professor of the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Japan (2013); elected VP and President-Elect of ISSI (2013); Fellow, Electrochemical Society (2014); President, International Society of Solid State Ionics (2015-2017); Distinguished Life Member, American Ceramic Society (2016). Richard P. Simmons Chair, MIT DMSE (2017-2022).