James Earthman

James Earthman

Professor (Joint Appointment)
Office: 816F Engineering Tower
Lab: 637 Engineering Tower
(949) 824-5018 Office
(949) 824-2954 Lab
(949) 824-2541

Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697


B.S., Rice University, Materials Science and Engineering, 1980
M.S., Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering, 1982
Ph.D., Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering, 1985

Professor Earthman's research activities include studies of a broad range of deformation and damage mechanisms in both model and advanced materials.  His work also involves the development and use of computer-based techniques for determining the damping characteristics of biomaterials and mechanical biocompatibility, the corrosion behavior of metals exposed to living cells, and the nondestructive characterization of surface defects in situ and the effects of nanobubbles on the stability of materials.  He has authored and co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed research publications including two chapters on biomechanics and materials for tissue engineering.  He is an inventor on thirteen issued U.S. patents, many international patents and five pending U.S. patents.  He has also served as editor for two books in the fields of materials science and biomedical engineering.