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Faculty and Researchers


Faculty                          


Dr. Sheng Cai
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program
University of California, San Diego
shqcai@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-2372
Webpage: http://caigroup.ucsd.edu


Research Focus
Mechanics of Soft Materials; Electro-chemo-mechanics of Solids; Mechanics of Energy Materials;Bio-inspired Design and Bio-mechanics;  3D Fabrications


Dr. Olivia Graeve
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program
University of California, San Diego
ograeve@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-246-0146


Research Focus
Solution-based processing of nanopowders; spark plasma sinteringof materials; powder particle size distribution control and characterization; behavior of colloidal systems; morphological control of non-oxide ceramic powders; composite manufacturing; special emphasis on electromagnetic materials for sensors and energy applications.


Dr. Joanna McKittrick
Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program
University of California, San Diego
jmckittrick@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-5425
Webpage:  http://maemail.ucsd.edu/~mckittrick


Research Focus
• Understanding the structure and mechanical properties of biological materials (e.g. bone, teeth, mollusk shells, quills, osteoderms, antlers, horn).
• The invention of bioinspired materials  by freeze casting, 3D printing and composite materials fabrication. 
• The development of biomaterials (orthopedic implants, drug delivery systems).


Dr. Marc Meyers
Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Department of Nanoengineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program
University of California, San Diego
mameyers@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-4719
Webpage: http://www.meyersgroup.edu


Research Focus
Biological and bioinspired materials; nanocrystalline and ultra fine grained metals; mechanical and dynamic behavior of materials with emphasis on laser compression and high speed reactions.


Graduate Student Researchers             


Michael Frank (mbfrank@ucsd.edu)

Wei Huang
(
w7huang@eng.ucsd.edu)

Jae-Young (Jerry) Jung
(
jyjung@eng.ucsd.edu)

Keisuke Matsushita
(
akmatsus@eng.ucsd.edu)

Frances Su
(fysu@eng.ucsd.edu)

Sean Garner
(
sgarner@eng.ucsd.edu)

Yuchen Zhang
(
yuz484@eng.ucsd.edu)    
Haocheng Quan
(haquan@eng.ucsd.edu)

Tarah Sullivan
(tnsulliv@eng.ucsd.edu)

Yang (Daniel) Yu
(yay047@eng.ucsd.edu)

Andrei Pissarenko
(apissare@eng.ucsd.edu)
            
Audrey Velasco-Hogan
(ajvelasc@eng.ucsd.edu)
                         

 

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