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Robert McMeeking

Robert McMeeking

Tony Evans ​Distinguished Professo
Materials and Mechanical Engineering

Affiliation: 
Materials, Mechanical Engineering

Contact

(805) 893-8434
2361A Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Honors

Timoshenko Medal, ASME, NAE, FREng, FRSE

Research

Solid Mechanics, Materials & Structures, Micro- and Nanoscale Engineering, Bioengineering, Micro & Nano Technology, Computational Science and Engineering

His research is in on mechanics of materials, exploiting theoretical and computational methods to understand structural and functional performance of engineering materials. His 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.

 

Education

PhD Solid Mechanics, Brown University
MS Solid Mechanics, Brown University ​
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow