Rodney D. Roseman joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1994 after receiving his PhD degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was also appointed to the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Cincinnati in July, 2007. He has held a variety of administrative positions since his initial appointment, including Director of Undergraduate Studies and Program Coordinator for Materials Science and Engineering, and Associate Department Head for the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department. He has also been highly involved with recruitment activities and the College Curriculum Committee and Committee on Academic Standards for many years.
In addition to these administration activities in Engineering Education, Professor Roseman has been recognized with several teaching awards. These awards include the 2008 Distinguished Teaching Professorship, Wandamacher Teaching Award in 2006, Master Educators Award in 2006, and Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. Professor Roseman has also received the University of Cincinnati's Future of Learning: Diversity Project Award in 2004, the College of Engineering's Dean's Award for Educational Innovation in 2001 (in collaboration with Professor Boerio) and, the College of Engineering's Wandamacher Young Faculty Teaching Award in 1999. Professor Roseman was also Co-Chair of the 21st Annual National Educators Workshop in 2006 that was held in Cincinnati.
Professor Roseman has also been active in research. His research interests include electronic ceramics with a focus on theoretical phenomenon in positive temperature coefficient of resistance materials. Work in this area has led to collaborative efforts with medical colleagues at UC and research into cochlear implants. His research interests include microstructural/property relationships; these interests have resulted in research funding for undergraduate senior capstone projects where the students use scanning electron microscopy techniques to analyze new materials. Using environmental electron microscopy, Professor Roseman's research group has been one of the first in the world to observe high temperature (1350 C) sintering to a dense body in complex oxides.