Tresa Pollock

ALCOA Distinguished Professor, Materials


(805) 893-3810
2524 Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070

Materials Research Areas: 


Fellow, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Research Description: 

Research interests include the mechanical and environmental performance of materials in extreme environments, unique high temperature materials processing paths, ultrafast laser-material interactions, alloy design and 3-D materials characterization. Recent research has focused on thermal barrier coatings systems and platinum group metal-containing bond coats, new intermetallic-containing cobalt- base materials, vapor phase processing of sheet materials for hypersonic flight systems, growth of nickel-base alloy single crystals with a new liquid tin-assisted Bridgman technique, development of new femtosecond laser-aided 3-D tomography techniques and development of models for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering efforts.


Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University