Associate Director and Professor
Materials Science & Engineering
Phone: (480)965-7471
Office: ERC 242 (Map)


Terry Alford received his PhD in materials science and engineering from Cornell University in 1991. He joined the ASU faculty in 1993 and is currently a professor in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department and an affiliate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. His teaching interests include X-ray and electron diffraction, introduction to physical materials science and laboratory, structure and properties of materials, advanced materials issues in semiconductor processing, and materials processing and synthesis.


Ph.D. Materials Science, Cornell University (1991)

Research interests

Materials properties for low-power electronics and novel integrated-circuit components formation and adhesion of sol-gel metal systems for biomedical applications.

Graduate Faculties

  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemistry