Jerome Cuomo, PhD

Title: Distinguished Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Company: North Carolina State University
Location: Cary, North Carolina, United States

Jerome Cuomo, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.

With nearly 60 years of professional experience, Dr. Cuomo has been a Distinguished Research Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University since 1993. Prior to obtaining his current role, he held a number of positions with IBM, including as senior manager of the materials laboratory of science services from 1975 to 1993, manager of the material processing group of science services from 1968 to 1975, and staff member for special techniques for science services from 1963 to 1968. Earlier in his career, he was a chief chemist with Secon Metal from 1960 to 1963.

Dr. Cuomo first pursued an education with Manhattan College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1958. He continued his studies with St. Johns University, completing a Master of Science in physical chemistry in 1960. He later joined Odense University, earning a PhD in physics in 1979.

A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Cuomo has been an active member of his community. He holds 130 patents in his field, and he has 280 patent publications for materials synthesis and processing. He was inspired to pursue a career in the industry form an early age and has always had an interest in the sciences. He credits much of his success to his wife, who helps him express himself and flex his independence. He also credits IBM for helping him to grow and exercise his expertise.

Throughout his career, Dr. Cuomo has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of the National Medal of Technology, he was given the Morris N. Liebman Field Award from IEEE. He received the Outstanding Paper Award from the American Society of Metals and two Industrial Research IR-100 Awards.

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