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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

Fellow of: 

National Academy of Engineering, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS); German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Honors

TMS-AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award; ​Elected Fellow of National Academy of Engineering, TMS, and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina; AIME Raymond Award; ASM Silver Medal; ASM Jeffries Lecture

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