Robert M. McMeeking

 Robert M. McMeeking

Tony Evans Distinguished Professor, Materials
Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering


(805) 893-8434
2361A Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Materials Research Areas: 

Research Description: 

Research is in on mechanics of materials, exploiting theoretical and computational methods to understand structural and functional performance of engineering materials. Recent focus has been on lithium ion batteries, biological cell mechanics, ballistic impact on ceramics, microstructural evolution,  ferroelectric systems, utilization of high temperature materials composed of ceramics and ceramic composites, actuating and shape morphing structures, protection of structures from high intensity blast waves and accompanying shrapnel, and thermal barrier coatings for gas turbine blades.


Ph.D., Brown University
M.S., Brown University
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow