Frank W. Zok

Distinguished Professor, Materials


(805) 893-8699
1361C Engineering II
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Materials Research Areas: 


Nadai Medal, ASME (2020)
Fellow, American Ceramic Society

Research Description: 

Research interests concern design, fabrication and performance of materials and structures. Emphasis is placed on fundamental understanding of performance-limiting mechanisms, through combined experimental, modeling and simulation studies. Topics of current interest include fiber-reinforced ceramic composites for gas turbine engines and novel cellular and truss structures.


Ph.D. in Materials, McMaster University
M.E.Sc. in Materials, University of Western Ontario
B.E.Sc. in Materials, University of Western Ontario