Baer, Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials 1997
Thesis: Microstructural Development of Melt-Grown Mullite Fibrils
Presently at Hitachi Storage Systems Division, San Jose, CA.
Balmer-Millar, Mari Lou (Balmer-Millar_Lou@cat.com)
Ph.D. Materials 1993 (co-advisor with F.F. Lange), 1998 Presidential Early Career Award
Thesis: Metastable Phase Selection, Partitioning and Microstructural Evolution in Zr02-MOx Processed from Liquid Precursors
Presently Director of Research and Advanced Materials Technology, Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL.
Bland, Lael Gregory
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 1987
Thesis: Creep in Geometrically Complex Parts while Diffusion Bonding
Presently at Santa Barbara Research Center, Goleta, CA
Borg, Maureen Linda
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 1988
Thesis: Microstructural Development and Mechanical Properties of Cu-Al In-Situ Formed Composites
Presently Owner, Homecrafters and WitchHazel Woods Fine Garden Design, General Contractor and Real Estate, Amherst, MA.
Brink, Damon Douglas (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, 2000
Thesis: The Interplay of Microstructure, Geometry and Stress State on the Mechanical Performance of MMC Joints.
Presently Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering, IntriMed Technologies, Oxnard, CA.
Burr, Alain (Alain.Burr@ensmp.fr)
Visiting Ph.D. student, E.N.S. de Cachan, Universitat Paris 6, France (co-advisor with F.A. Leckie)
Research topic: Finite element modeling and mechanical behavior studies of butt joints in metal matrix composites.
Presently at Ecole Normale Superieure de Physique et Chemie, Paris, France
Chien, Allen T. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials 1998 (co-advisor with F.F. Lange and J.S. Speck)
Thesis: Hydrothermal Epitaxy of Perovskite Thin Film
Presently at Avago Technologies, San Jose, CA (Project Manager, Wireless Semiconductor Division)
Crudele, Scott David
Ph.D. Materials 1994
Thesis: Processing and Microstructural Evolution of Al2O3/Al-alloy and AlN/Al-alloy Composites by Directed Melt Oxidation.
Presently Deputy Programs Directorate at Northrop Grumman
Goh, Gregory Kia Liang (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, 2001 (co-advisor with F.F. Lange)
Thesis: Hydrothermal Syhtyesis of I:V Perofskite Thin Films and Powders.
Presently Head, Materials Growth, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
Grant, Kendra Marie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D., Materials, 2010
Thesis: The Degradation of Environmental Barrier Coatings by Molten Silicates: Mechanisms and Mitigation
Presently Process Engineer, Micron Technology, Boise, ID.
Hanson, Robert (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, 1999 (co-advisor with A.G. Evans)
Thesis: Mechanical Behavior in Ceramic Matrix Composites with Fugitive Fiber Coatings.
Presently with the California Nano Systems Institute at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA.
Hyman, Mark Edward
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 1990 (co-advisor with R. Mehrabian)
Thesis: Refractory Boride Formation and Microstructure Evolution during Solidification of Ti-B and Ti-Al-B Alloys
Presently Owner and President, Alliance Chemical Environmental, Oxnard, CA.
Krogstad, Jessica Anne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials, 2012 - NSF Fellow
Thesis: Phase stability of Zirconia-Based Thermal Barrier Coatings
Presently post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins University (Hemker Group)
Leckie, Rafael Miguel Rique (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, 2006 - NSF Fellow
Thesis: Fundamental Issues Regarding the Implementation of Gadolinium Zirconate for Thermal Barrier Applications
Presently researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-6
Litty, Jennifer Renee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
M.S. Materials, 2000
Thesis: Designed Defects for the Study of Spallation Behavior in Thermal Barrier Coatings.
Presently at Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo, CA.
Ludtke-Knoedler, Heather Lynn (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2000 (co-advisor with G.E. Lucas)
Thesis: Interfacial Instability of Copper-Silver Multilayer Thin Films at Elevated Temperatures.
Presently at Conexant, Inc., Newbury Park, CA
Mailand, Jason C. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 1996 (co-advisor with F.A. Leckie)
Thesis: A Finite Element Analysis of Model Scarf Joints in MMCs
Presently Senior Project Engineer at Tejas Research and Engineering, Houston, TX
Mateja, Daniel John
M.Sc. Materials 1994
Thesis: Processing Routes for the Fabrication of Hybrid Metal-Ceramic Composites via Physical Vapor Deposition
Presently at Inland Steel, East Chicago, Indiana.
Mateos-Mahler, Hector Izcahuatzin
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1989 (co-advisor with R. Mehrabian)
Thesis: Microstructural Evolution of a Ti-50%Al Alloy under Slow, Conventional and Rapid Solidification
Miller, Denise Sue (email@example.com)
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1992
Thesis: Metastable Phase Selection in Undercooled Intermetallic Melts
Presently at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA.
Nagorka, Michael Stephen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials, 1993 (DoD Fellow)
Thesis: Processing, Microstructure and Creep Behavior of Y2O3 and ZrO2 DS Copper from Rapidly Solidified Precursors
Presently Group Leader, Microbeam Technologies at Schaefer Labs, CA.
Novak, Mark David (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, 2009: MCCAM Fellow - LEAPS Fellow
Thesis: Microstructure Development and High-Temperature Oxidation of Silicide Coatings for Refractory Niobium Alloys.
Presently Process Development Engineer at ATI Wah Chang, Albany, Oregon.
Philliber, Joel Alan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials, 1997 (DOD Fellow)
Thesis: Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Behavior of b-Titanium Alloys Reinforced with In Situ Grown TiB
Presently at Avago Technologies, Fort Collins, CO
Pitek, Felicia Marie (Felicia.PitekSmith@gmail.com)
Ph.D. Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
Thesis: A Study of the ZrO2-YO1.5-TaO2.5 System as a Potential Thermal Barrier Oxide
Presently Senior Materials Engineer at Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Polli, Andrew David (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials 1997 (co-advisor with F.F. Lange)
Thesis: Production of Oxides via Solution Precursors: Metastable Phase Selection, Partitioning and Thin Films
Presently R&D Director, Rare Earth systems, Solvay, Rhodia Sector. Paris, France
Pusch, Matthias (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visiting Diploma student, 1998, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (co-advisor with D.R. Clarke)
Research topic: Modeling of thermal barrier coatings growth by physical vapor deposition.
Presently with WorldViz LLC, Santa Barbara.
Raschkova, Boriana (Boriana.Rashkova@notes.unileoben.ac.at)
Ph.D. Materials 2003 - Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart (co-advisor with M. Rühle)
Thesis: The Structure of Alumina-Zirconia Interfaces in Thermal Barrier Coatings.
Presently scientist at Montan Universität Leoben, Austria.
Rebollo Franco, Noemi Rosa (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, 2005 (CONACYT/UC Mexus Fellow)
Thesis: Phase stability of thermal barrier oxides based on t' zirconia with trivalent oxide additions
Presently at the Kimmel Center for Archeological Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Salas, Olimpia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials, 1992 (co-advisor with R. Mehrabian)
Thesis: A Fundamental Study of the Formation of Al2O3/Al Composites from Oxidation of Liquid Al Alloys
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 1987
Thesis: Microstructural Evolution of Rapidly Solidified Al-Fe-Ce Powders
Presently in the faculty at ITESM Estado de Mexico, Atizapan, Mexico.
Schaedler, Tobias (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
Thesis: Phase evolution in the YO1.5-TiO2-ZrO2 system and Effects on Ionic Conductivity and Toughness.
Presently Research Staff Member at HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, CA
Sommer, Eric (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. rer. nat., 2002 - Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart (co-advisor with M. Rühle)
Thesis: Effect of Bond Coat Microstructure on the Oxidation Behavior and Degradation of Thermal Barrier Systems.
Terry, Scott Gregory (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, 2001 (NSF Fellow)
Thesis: Microstructural Evolution of Thermal Barrier Coatings Grown by Physical Vapor Deposition.
Presently Process Development Engineer with Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Tilly, Daniel John (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials, 1993
Thesis: Phase Equilibria and Microstructural Evolution of MoSi2-SiC In-Situ Composites by Melt Processing
Presently Manager, Welding and Metallurgical Services, Technical and Ecological Services, PG&E, San Ramon, CA
Waltner, Seth (email@example.com)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2000. (co-advisor with F.A. Leckie)
Thesis: Mechanical Behavior and Failure Mechanisms of Metal Matrix Composite Transition Joints.
Presently Partner and Managing Officer at Cornerstone Custom Construction, Inc., Wishon, CA.
Wessler, Berit (Berit.Wessler@mchp.siemens.de)
Visiting Ph.D. student, 1997-98, Universitūt Bonn (advisor W. Mader, co-advisor at UCSB with F.F. Lange)
Research topic: Synthesis of ZnO thin films by liquid precursor processing.
Presently Head, Innovations Management, OSRAM Opto Semiconductor, Germany.
Whitney, Teresa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
M.Sc. Materials, 1989
Thesis: Phase Selection and Microstructural Evolution in Rapidly Solidified Alumina-Zirconia Ceramic Alloys.
Presently Manager, NDT at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, CA.
Zaleski, Elisa Marie (email@example.com)
Ph.D., Materials, 2013
Thesis: Mechanisms and Mitigation of CMAS Attack on Thermal Barrier Coatings
Presently Senior Materials Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines, East Hartford, CT.
Former Research Associates
Carbogno, Christian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Ulm University, Post-doctoral Researcher, Materials - DFG Fellow (joint with Professors Van de Walle and Scheffler)
Research topic: First Principles Calculations of Structure and Properties in Zirconia
Presently at the Theory Department, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin.
Cho, Junghyun (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, 1999
Research topic: Microstructure evolution in thermal barrier coatingsmodeling, growth and characterization.
Presently Associate Professor at SUNY Binghamton, Mechanical Engineering Department.
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993
Research topics: Mechanical behavior of aluminum matrix composites and microstructural characterization of in-situ titanium matrix composites.
Presently at Kennametal, Latrobe, PA
DeGraef, Marc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Physics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 1989
Research topics: HREM of metastable phases in intermetallic in-situ composites and in ceramics synthesized from precursors.
Presently Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Gandhi, Ashutosh Suresh (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (2002)
Research topic: Phase evolution in inorganic systems, surface diffusion and mechanical behavior of thermal barrier oxides.
Presently Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (formerly IIT-Madras)
Heredia, Fernando (firstname.lastname@example.org) (with A.G. Evans)
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Research topic: Processing and mechanical behavior of directionally solidified metal-intermetallic fibrous eutectic systems.
Presently at Senior Reliability/Materials and Processes Engineer, ATK Space, Goleta, CA.
Krämer, Stephan (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials Science, Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany, 2001
Research topics: Thermal barrier coatings: environmental degradation by CMAS.
Presently Senior Development Engineer, Electron-Optics Facility, Materials Department, UCSB
Jayaram, Vikram (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1984
Research topics: Mechanisms of microstructure evolution during directed melt oxidation; metastable phase selection in ceramic systems.
Presently Professor and Chair, Metallurgy Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Löfvander, Jan Per Axel (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1989
Research topics: Microstructural characterization of in-situ reinforced intermetallic matrix composites and thermally sprayed Fe-based coatings.
Mackin, Thomas (with A.G. Evans) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Engr. Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, 1990
Research topic: Mechanical performance of environmentally-compatible fiber coating systems for intermetallic matrix composites.
Presently Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Manor, Eitan (with R. Mehrabian) (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Materials, Ben Gurion University, Israel, 1986
Research topic: Microstructure evolution in SiC/Al2O3/Al composites produced by directed melt oxidation.
Presently Head of Advanced Materials Department and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jerusalem College of Engineering
McCullough, Colin (with R. Mehrabian) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Metallurgy, Leeds University, 1985
Research topics: Phase equilibria in the Ti-Al system and transformations in gamma titanium aluminide alloys.
Presently Lead Product Development Specialist at 3M Electrical Markets Division, St. Paul, MN
Paul, Anand Justin (with R. Mehrabian) (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1987
Research topic: Modelling and microstructural studies of surface-melted layers in intermetallic materials.
Presently Manager, Global Government Industry Research Relationshipo, IBM Research, Bethesda, MD.
Valencia, Juan Jose (with R. Mehrabian) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. Metallurgy, Sheffield University, UK, 1982
Research topics: Solidification processing of titanium aluminides and in-situ reinforced intermetallic matrix composites.
Presently at Concurrent Technologies Corp., Jonestown, PA
Vlach, Kenneth (with R. Mehrabian)
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, UW Madison, 1988
Research topic: Thermogravimetric studies of the directed oxidation of aluminum alloy melts to form ceramic-metal composites.
Presently at Alliance, Finishing and Manufacturing, Oxnard, CA