University of Michigan (Van Vlack Professor Emeritus)
Ron Gibala is the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan. His research includes many topics on mechanical behavior of materials, defects in solids, environmental effects on materials and materials characterization. Gibala's activities with engineering accreditation involve serving as a program evaluator and Team Chair (Commissioner) for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and Chair of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Accreditation Subcommittee. He has evaluated or consulted for engineering programs in more than 30 colleges and universities nationally and internationally.
ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology, is a federation of 36 professional and technical societies representing these ﬁelds, while ensuring quality standards through a formal process of accreditation. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET currently accredits 4005 programs at 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries. ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 80 years.
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