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Dieter, Dr. George

George Dieter
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2145 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Materials processing
  • Engineering design
  • Quality engineering
  • Engineering education


  • Sc.D., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1953

Honors and Awards 

  • President’s Medal, University of Maryland
  • Educator Award, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society of AIME;
  • Lamme Medal, ASEE;
  • Fellow of American Society for Metals (ASM), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineering (AIME);
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering.

Professional Memberships and Service 

  • President, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 1993-1994;
  • Engineer’s Public Policy Council, AAES, 1996;
  • ASME Design Education Curriculum Innovation Award;
  • Co-editor, Series of Manufacturing Engineering and Materials Processing, Marcel Dekker, Inc;
  • Editor, ASM Handbook, Vol. 20, Materials Selection and Design, 1994-1997;
  • Director, American Association of Engineering Societies, 1993-1994;
  • Presented 1995 Honorary Engineering Lecture, Pennsylvania State University;
  • Chair, Evaluation Panel for Advanced Research Programs in Engineering, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, August 1995;
  • Chair, Armaments and Armor Panel, Technical Review Committee for Army Research Lab, 2000-2004.

Selected Publications 


  • Dieter, G.E. and L.C. Schmidt, Engineering Design, 5th ed., McGraw-Hill Book Co, 825 pages, 2012


  • Dieter, G.E. and L.C. Schmidt, Engineering Design, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Book Co, 825 pages, 2009


  • Dieter, G., Engineering Design, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill Book Co., 798 pages, 2000.


  • Dieter, G.E., “Overview of the Materials Selection Process,” ASM Handbook, Vol. 20, Materials Selection and Design, ASM International, 1997.
  • Dieter, G.E., “Relationship Between Materials Selection and Materials Processing,” ASM Handbook, Vol. 20, Materials Selection and Design, ASM International, 1997.


  • Dieter, G.E., and E.R. Schnell, “Total Quality Management in Research,” The Elements of Academic Research, R.H. McCuen, Ed., ASCE Press, 1996.


  • Dieter, G., Mechanical Metallurgy, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill Book Co., 751 pages, 1986.

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