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John Lippold

  • Faculty Emeritus, Materials Science Engineering
  • Retiree-Faculty Emeritus, Materials Science Engineering
  • Room #136
    1248 Adams Drive
    Columbus, OH 43221
  • 614-292-2466


John C. Lippold is a Professor in the Welding Engineering Program, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, and a College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty. He is Director of the NSF I/UCRC for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications and Head of the Welding and Joining Metallurgy Group.

He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Prior to joining OSU in 1995, he held positions at Sandia National Laboratories and Edison Welding Institute.

His research has involved both fundamental and applied topics associated with welding metallurgy and weldability, characterized by a high degree of industrial relevance.  Based on this research, Dr. Lippold has published over 250 technical papers and reports and made over 300 technical presentations.  He is recognized internationally in the field of stainless steel and high alloy welding metallurgy, and weldability testing.  Since joining OSU, he has advised over 60 graduate students.  In 2005, he co-authored the textbook “Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Stainless Steels” and in 2009 co-authored a companion textbook entitled “Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Nickel-base Alloys”.  His latest textbook entitled “Welding Metallurgy and Weldability” will be published in late 2014.

He has won over 20 national and international awards and is a Fellow of both ASM International and the American Welding Society. He is currently lead editor of the international journal Welding in the World published by the International Institute of Welding.


  • January, 2002

    Plummer Memorial Educational Lecture Award.

  • January, 2002

    William Irrgang Memorial Award.

  • January, 1997

    Comfort A. Adams Lecture Award.

  • January, 1997

    Adams Memorial Membership Award.

  • January, 1996


  • January, 1994