Claudia Rawn is an expert in many areas of materials science, most notably crystallography, for which she is a member of the US National Committee for Crystallography. She also is director of the Center for Materials Processing at UT, which was founded in 1985 to help further breakthroughs in materials science which might lead to new product development. The center now also includes such areas as biomaterials, nanomaterials and substances used in advanced manufacturing. She also helped start the RISER program at UT, which serves to encourage female engineers and provide them with an environment in which they can excel. She has won several awards, most notably being named an ASM International Fellow, one of the highest honors in her field.
Topics of expertise: Property of materials, advanced technology, and gender issues.