Carlos G. Levi

Carlos Levi

Mehrabian Distinguished Professor of Materials
Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering


(805) 893-2381
1361D Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Materials Research Areas: 


2014  TMS Morris Cohen Award
2012  Fellow of the American Ceramic Society
2008  NIMS Award for Recent Breakthroughs in Materials Science for             Energy and the Environment, shared with A.G. Evans and D.R.                Clarke
2004  DLR Wissenschaftspreis for a paper by U. Schulz, S.G. Terry and           C.G. Levi
2002  Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis

Research Description: 

Fundamental understanding of microstructure evolution in inorganic materials during processing and subsequent service, and the application of this understanding to the design of monolithic, composite, coating and thin film material systems. Current research interests include advanced thermal and environmental barrier coatings with emphasis on the mechanisms related to the degradation by molten silicates, synthesis of robust matrices for ceramic matrix composites, hypersonic materials, and high temperature alloys for extreme environments, notably including multi-principal element alloys.


Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1981)
M.Sc. in Metallugical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1977)
Degree in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico (1972)