Faculty

Scott McCormack: Developing Materials for Space Exploration

September 16, 2019
Outer space is an incredibly hazardous environment, as conditions range from extreme heat and cold, high levels of radiation and an abundance of plasma. To new materials science and engineering assistant professor Scott J. McCormack, this is a challenge in designing, discovering and developing new materials that can withstand these extreme conditions and keep people safe as they explore the solar system.

James Shackelford wins Distinguished Teaching Award from ASM International

August 22, 2019

Distinguished Professor Emeritus James Shackelford has been named the recipient of ASM International’s 2019 Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award.

The Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award, established in 1960 and named after ASM founding member and president Albert Easton White, recognizes long and devoted service in teaching and accomplishments in the field of materials science and engineering. Recipients have “an unusual ability to inspire and impart enthusiasm to students,” says ASM’s press release.

Roopali Kukreja: Solving the Puzzles of Magnetic Materials

May 29, 2019

Since studying engineering in college, Assistant Professor Roopali Kukreja has been fascinated with how and why people choose different materials for different applications. Learning about various materials gave her a greater appreciation for the field of materials science and engineering and she has stuck with it since. Now a faculty member at UC Davis, she works to understand the dynamics in magnetic materials.

Jeremy Mason: A Materials Man in the Middle

May 20, 2019

Assistant Professor Jeremy Mason often finds himself in the middle of things at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In his two years with the department, he has stepped up in teaching and in his computational materials research, making him one of the department’s freshest, active and innovative faces.

Susan Gentry: Materials Educator

May 13, 2019

Since joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in 2015, Susan Gentry has made waves in the College of Engineering through her assistant professor of teaching materials science and engineering position. She has overseen MSE curriculum development and education research, all while cementing herself in the department and forming relationships with her colleagues and the students she teaches each quarter.

Susan Gentry wins the 2019 ASM Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers

May 10, 2019

By Noah Pflueger-Peters

Assistant Professor of Teaching Materials Science and Engineering Susan Gentry has received the 2019 ASM Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers. The award, named after former ASM president Bradley Stoughton, recognizes young teachers in materials science and engineering who excel in inspiring and imparting knowledge to the students they teach.