Robert McMeeking

Robert McMeeking

Tony Evans ​Distinguished Professor
Materials and Mechanical Engineering
Associate Dean for Academic Personnel

Materials, Mechanical Engineering


(805) 893-8434
2361A Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Member of : 

National Academy of Engineering


Timoshenko Medal, ASME, NAE, FREng, FRSE


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.



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