Dr. Charles Robert Houska excelled as a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg between 1963 and 1992.
BLACKSBURG, VA, May 20, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Charles Robert Houska with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Houska celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Now retired from a tenured position in academia that spanned more than 35 years, Dr. Houska excelled as a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg between 1963 and 1992. Progressing from an associate to a full professor of materials science and engineering during this time, he taught thousands of graduate and undergraduate level students, many of whom who have found success in a similar field. Dr. Houska's tenacity, dedication and appreciation for the field made him one of the finest educators on campus.
Dr. Houska's career history included serving as a member of the Union Carbide Research Institute in Tarrytown, New York, as a member of the research staff from 1959 to 1963. He was also aligned with his alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), within the department of physics and the department of metallurgy between 1951 and 1959. As a seasoned researcher, Dr. Houska disseminated many of his findings through scholarly articles to various peer reviewed journals. He has also participated in numerous international conferences throughout his career.
A tireless civic advocate, Dr. Houska served in the U.S. Navy Reserve between 1945 and 1946. He subsequently attended MIT, from which he attained a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in metallurgy and physics in 1951, 1954 and 1957, respectively. To remain aware of developments effecting his field, Dr. Houska has been aligned with several key professional organizations. Some of these include the American Institute of Mining, the Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the American Crystallographic Association. He is also a member of the honorable societies of Sigma Xi and Alpha Sigma Mu.
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