Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Mehrabian Chancellor's Chair
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Fellow, Kavli Frontiers of Science; Major Space Act Award, NASA Inventions and Contributions Board; Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University
As a materials scientist and engineer with an interest in synthesis, processing, and functionalization of ceramics and hydrogels, his research is highly interdisciplinary guided by the fields of energy storage/conversion and biomedicine.