Mark L. Weaver, Ph.D.
Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
The University of Alabama
301 7th Ave
116 Houser Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0202
Dr. Mark L. Weaver joined the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering as an Assistant Professor in December 1997. He was promoted to Full Professor in August 2006. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Alabama.
Dr. Weaver holds Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Ph.D. 1995, M.S. 1992). There he specialized in physical metallurgy as it relates to phase equilibria and the mechanical behavior of materials. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (B.S. 1988).
From 1995 until 1997, Dr. Weaver served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Center for Nonlinear and Nonequilibrium Aeroscience at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the Center for Materials Research and Technology at Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, FL. While there, he studied: texture evolution in magnetoresistive thin film materials and rapidly solidified titanium aluminide intermetallics; elevated temperature deformation of nickel-base superalloys and intermetallics; and superplasticity in Al-SiC composites. In 1996 he was additionally appointed as a researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL.
Dr. Weaver's primary research interests include microstructural characterization, oxidation and high-temperature corrosion, mechanical behavior, and tribology. His research spans bulk materials, coatings, thin film materials, and composites. Dr. Weaver has authored or co-authored more than 70 refereed technical publications.
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A full curriculum vitae may be accessed below.
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