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Carlos Levi

Carlos G. Levi holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1981).  He joined the UCSB faculty in 1984 and is currently Professor of Materials and Mechanical Engineering.  He is a participant in the NSF sponsored Materials Research Laboratory as well as the International Center for Materials Research, the Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence in Composites, the Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures and the Institute for Energy Efficiency at UCSB.  The overarching theme of his research is understanding the microstructure of materials and its evolution during processing and service, with emphasis on structural and functional inorganic materials. His expertise in materials processing includes physical vapor deposition, powder processing and solidification technologies, fabrication processes for inorganic composites, and synthesis of inorganics from precursors. His research is currently funded by NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DOE, Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell.  He has published over 140 articles on his research, and has been recognized for specific contributions to the literature with the 1983 Howe Medal and the 1989 Grossmann Award, both from ASM International, and the 2004 DLR Wissenschaftspreis from the German Aerospace Agency.  He was honored for his career contributions to Materials Science with the 2002 Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis (Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists from the AVH Foundation, Germany) and most recently received, with A.G. Evans and D.R. Clarke, the 2008 NIMS Award for Recent Breakthroughs in Materials Science for Energy and Environment.

Phone: (805) 893-2381
Email: levic [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Office: 1361D Engineering II

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