Chester Van Tyne
TMS Director, Professional Development
Professor Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines
03/02/2017 - 02/27/2020
Chester J. Van Tyne is the Forging Industry Education and Research Foundation (FIERF) Professor in the George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He has served as Associate Department Head since 2011 and teaches courses in statistical process control and design experiments, as well as forging and forming.

A member of TMS since 1980, Van Tyne has been an active member of the Education and Professional Registration committees, and has served as chair of the Accreditation Committee. He has also been involved with the ABET accreditation process since 1991 as a program evaluator, team chair, and member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission.

Van Tyne earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Lehigh University. In 1984, he earned his professional engineer (PE) license in Pennsylvania.