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Professor Paul S. Steif received a Sc.B. in engineering from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in applied mechanics. Before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 1983, Steif was a NSF NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He currently focuses on cognition and learning in engineering. As part of that work, Steif develops and implements new approaches and technologies to improve engineering instruction and to measure student learning. His research also includes a project to improve cryopreservation of biological tissues, through a greater understanding of stress development during freezing, vitrification, and thawing. Steif is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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