Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
B.S., Case Institute of Technology,Case Western Reserve University, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials, 1979
B.A., Western Reserve College,Case Western Reserve University, Classics, 1979
M.S., Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering, 1980
Ph.D., Stanford University, Materials Science and Engineering, 1984
Research interests in the Mecartney Group are focused on the development of new and multiphase ceramics for energy applications (fuel cells, nuclear energy, solid state lighting, oxygen sensors) and for use in extreme environments with an emphasis on how grain boundaries and interfaces control physical properties of ceramics. Mecartney specializes in research on optimal microstructural design of oxide ceramics, interfacial engineering of high temperature materials, and the use of analytical transmission electron microscopy. See Research Group Website for details of specific projects.