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Tresa Pollock

Tresa Pollock

NAE, GASL
​ALCOA Distinguished Professor
Materials

Affiliation: 
Materials

Contact

(805) 893-3810
2524 Engineering II

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Honors

​National Academy of Engineering, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Research

Structural Materials

Pollock's 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. Her 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.

Education

PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University