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Alan Druschitz

Associate professor of practice
  • Director, Kroehling Advanced Materials Foundry
282 Holden Hall


Director of the Virginia Tech Foundry Institute for Research and Education (VT FIRE)

Research Interests:

  • Metal casting processes
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous alloy development
  • Ballistic/armor materials
  • Heat treating
  • Welding
  • Materials and component testing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Corrosion and residual stresses


  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering,  Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering,  Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Honors and Awards:

  • 2018, College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Service