DARRYL P BUTT portrait
  • Dean College of Mines and Earth Sciences
  • Professor, Metallurgical Engineering

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Biography

Darryl Butt has been the Dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences since 2016. Prior to joining the University of Utah he was a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University.  He was with Boise State for eleven years serving as Department Chair between 2008 and 2013, and as an Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies from 2007 to 2016.  Dr. Butt received his PhD in Materials Science from Penn State University in 1991. He has held various academic, research and leadership positions with Ceramatec, Inc., A. P. Green Industries, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.  The author or co-author of approximately 220 publications, his research and interests are diverse including development of sensors and materials for extreme environments and energy applications, membrane technologies for gas separation and syngas production, technical issues associated with nuclear non-proliferation and international security, chemical and engineering solutions to carbon dioxide emissions including early work on sequestration, and materials issues associated with art and cultural heritage.   Dr. Butt is a Fellow and member of the American Ceramic Society, and is a member of the Materials Research Society, and the American Association for Engineering Education.  He also serves as chair of the American Ceramic Society Committee on Publications, as a Division Officer, and as an Associate Editor of J. Am. Ceram. Soc.