Steve Yalisove

Steve Yalisove obtained a Ph.D. in materials science & engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. After a post doctorate at Bell Laboratories, he joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1989. He has made important contributions to the fields of surface science, thin film growth, evolution of thin film morphology and, most recently, the interaction of high intensity femtosecond lasers with materials. He has also been involved with revolutionizing engineering education by eliminating lectures and teaching team based/project based versions in large classes. In Yalisove’s classes, he has eliminated exams in favor of mastery grading approaches and has developed novel ways to drive inclusion with his team-based approach.