P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science
Remembering the professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, 95, who spent 27 years at Lehigh
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lehigh’s Mountaintop campus for Professor Emeritus Russell Y.T. Chou, 95, who passed away peacefully July 16, 2019, with his daughter Vivian by his side at Longhorn Village, Austin, Texas.
 
The memorial service will be held at the Stabler Observation Tower at the Iacocca Conference Center beginning at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. All are welcome.
 
Chou, who was the New Century Fund Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, retired in 1995 after 27 years at Lehigh. He specialized in ceramic materials and processing including crystal growth, superconductivity, and superlasticity. 
 
He received the Joseph and Eleanor Libsch Research Award in 1974. A fellow of the American Society of Metals, he authored or co-authored more than 140 technical papers.
 
“Russell was a wonderful colleague, incredibly sharp, and always willing to turn his attention to new areas of study such as laser irradiation of ceramics, or ceramic superconductors,” said Helen Chan, the New Jersey Zinc Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh. He also had an engaging sense of humor, she said.
 
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Russell Y.T. Chou

Professor Emeritus Russell Y.T. Chou, 95, specialized in ceramic materials and processing including crystal growth, superconductivity, and superlasticity.