Dr. Judy Schneider

Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department


Dr. Schneider is Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and a Fellow of ASM International.  Dr. Schneider obtained her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1977 and was employed for 16 years in the design, fabrication and testing of prototype devices for Aerospace and BioMedical applications. After this industrial experience, she earned her MS and PhD degrees from the University of California at Davis in 1993 and 1996, respectively. Following completion of graduate school, she was employed as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Sandia Laboratories in Livermore, CA and at the Max Planck Institute for Powder Metallurgy in Stuttgart, GE.

Dr. Schneider’s research focuses on advanced manufacturing processes such as friction stir welding and additive manufacturing. Her research thrust is the correlation of the environmental effects, such as temperature and strain rate, on the mechanical performance of structural materials. Much of her research centers on characterization of the microstructual evolution during either the processing or service life of the material.

Dr. Judy Schneider's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1996
  • M.S. Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1977

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, ASM International, 2015
  • Acta Board of Governors, 2015.
  • TMS Distinguished Service Award for Structural Materials Division, 2015.
  • Mississippi State University State Pride Award, 2010 & 2011.
  • Mississippi State University, Bagley College of Engineering, Hearin Faculty Excellence Award, 2010, 2011
  • ASEE Regional Conference (South East), Best Paper Award, 2010.
  • Mississippi State University, Outstanding Researcher, College of Engineering, 2005.
  • NSF/ONR Workshop on UltraHigh Temperature Materials, 2004.
  • Mississippi State University, Outstanding Research Paper, College of Engineering, 2003.
  • National Effective Teaching Institute Scholar, 2003, 2012.
  • NSF Engineering Education Scholar, 2000.

Recent Publications

  • Schneider, J.A., Williston, D., Murphy, T.L., Varner, C., Hawkins, J., Walker, B., Solid state joining of Nickel based alloy, Haynes 230, J. Matls Process. Tech., 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.04.034, 6/4/15..
  • Doude, H.A., Schneider, J.A., Stafford, S., Patton, B., Waters, T., Varner, C., Optimizing weld quality of a friction stir welded aluminum alloy J. Matls Process. Tech., Vol. 222, pp. 188-196, 2015.
  • Schneider, J.A., Radzilowski, R., Welding of very dissimilar materials (Fe to Al), JOM, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-014-1134-5, Vol. 66, No. 10, p. 2123-2129, 2014.
  • Cobb, J.B., Vachhani, S., Dickerson, R.M., Dickerson, P.O., Han, W.Z., Mara, N, Carpenter, J. A., Schneider, J.A., Layer Stability and Material Properties of Friction Stir Welded Cu-Nb Nano-Lamellar Composite Plates, MRL, DOI: 10.1080/21663831.2014.918567, June 20, 2014, p. 1–6.
  • Doude, H.A., Schneider, J.A., Nunes, Jr., A.C., Influence of the tool shoulder contact conditions on the material flow during friction stir welding, Met Trans A, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-014-2384-0, June 17, 2014, Vol. 45A, p.4411-4422, 2014.
  • Brown, H.R., Schneider, J.A., Murphy, T.L., Experimental Studies of the Deformation Mechanisms of Core-Shell Rubber-Modified DGEBA Epoxy at Cryogenic Temperatures, J. Composite Materials, DOI: 10:1177/0021998313485262, May 3, 2013.
  • Schneider, J.A., Stromberg, R., Schilling, P., Cao, B., Zhou, W., Morfa, J., Myers, O., Processing effects on the friction stir weld stir zone, Welding Journal, p. 11s-19s, January 2013.
  • Querin, J.A., Schneider, J.A., Developing an Alternative Heat Indexing Equation for FSW, Welding Journal, Vol. 91, p. 76s-82s, March 2012.
  • Yu, J., Lacy, T.E., Jr., Toghiani, H., Pittman, C.U., Jr., Schneider, J.A., Determination of carbon nanofiber morphology in vinyl ester nanocomposites, J. Composite Materials, DOI: 10.1177/0021998311428361, Vol. 48, No. 16, p. 1943-1953, 2012.