John Mackenzie

mackenzie_100 Professor John D. Mackenzie

Professor Emeritus ; John D. Mackenzie  received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at London University, England in 1952 and 1954, respectively.  He was a research Fellow at Princeton University, New Jersey and an I.C.I. Fellow at Cambridge University, England.  From 1957 to 1963, he was a Research Scientist at the General Electric Research Laboratory at Schenectady, New York.  In 1963, Mackenzie became Professor of Materials Science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and in 1969, he became a Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.  He was chairman of the Materials Science and Engineering Department from 1979 to 1982.

Professor Mackenzie was the founding editor to the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids in 1969 and continued to be editor-in-chief until 1989.  He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1976 for his research on glass.  He was presented with the Meyer Award and Toledo award of the American Ceramic Society in 1964 and 1973.  He also received the Educator Award of the American Ceramic Society in 1986 from the Society.  He was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics in 1991, as an Honorary Member of the Japan Materials Research Society in 1993.  Professor Mackenzie was the Cecil and Ida Green Honors Professor at Texas Christian University in 1994, the Samuel S. Scholes Lecturer at Alfred University in 1995 and the W.E.S. Turner Lecturer at Sheffield University, England, 1996.


Research Interests

Glass science, ceramics, electrical properties of amorphous materials, materials recycling.


Office Location

  • 2121-G Engineering V


Mailing Address

  • UCLA, HSSEAS School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    410 Westwood Plaza
    3111 Engineering V
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1595