Daniel S. Gianola

Professor, Materials


(805) 893-8143
1361B Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Materials Research Areas: 


The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Early Career Faculty Fellow Award
Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award
National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Research Description: 

Nanomechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms in ultra-strong materials | Mechanics of disordered materials | Elastic strain engineering of transport phenomena | Tunable and efficient solid state energy conversion | Interface engineering of nanocrystalline materials for mechanical stability and damage tolerance | Quantitative in situ electron, X-ray, and light microscopy | Experimental materials science and instrument development


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin - Madison