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  • PhD, Engineering Metallurgy, University of Kentucky, 1953
  • MS, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1951
  • BS, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1949

Professional Experience

McHargue joined the staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1953 as Metallugist; and served as Group Leader, Section Head, Program Manager of Materials Science, Program Manager of Fusion Materials, Program Manager of Advanced Optical Materials and Senior Research Staff Member. In 1990, he became Director, Center for Materials Processing and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee. From 1989 to 1995. McHargue also held an appointment as Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, in 1987.

Research Interests

  • Ion beam modification of materials, especially ceramics
  • nanotechnology
  • optical and magnetic properties

Patents and Publications

  • Two U.S. Patents on Ion Implantation of Ceramics
  • Five books edited; 220 open literature papers

Professional Organizations & Societies

  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (Senior Member) Board of Directors 1987-90
  • ASM International (Senior Member)
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Accreditation board for Engineering and Technology Board of Directors, 1998-


  • Fellow TMS/AIME, 1978


  • TMS 2001 Distinguished Service Award
  • Fellow ASM International, 1972
  • Tau Beta Phi
  • U.S. Department of Energy Materials Science Award, 1982
  • ORNL Technical Achievement Award, 1985
  • Martin Marietta Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award, 1986
  • American Nuclear Society Technical Achievement Award, 1989
  • TMS/ASM Nuclear Materials Distinguished Service, 1991
  • SMD/TMS Award for International Activities, 1993
  • Hall of Distinction, Tickle College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1995