Daniel S. Gianola

Daniel S. Gianola

Professor and Vice Chair, Materials



(805) 893-8143
1361B Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Early Career Faculty Fellow Award; US Department of Energy Early Career Award; NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award


Structural Materials

Gianola's research topics include: Nanomechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms in ultra-strong materials | Mechanics of disordered materials | Elastic strain engineering of transport phenomena | Tunable and efficient solid state energy conversion | Interface engineering of nanocrystalline materials for mechanical stability and damage tolerance | Quantitative in situ electron, X-ray, and light microscopy | Experimental materials science and instrument development


PhD Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
MS Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
BS Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin, Madison