Joanna M. McKittrick
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Generation of materials with superior properties through novel processing technique.
Joanna McKittrick's research is concerned with understanding the structure and mechanical properties of biological materials (e.g. bone, teeth, mollusk shells). The invention of bioinspired materials (freeze casting, 3D printing and composite materials fabrication). The development of biomaterials (orthopedic implants, drug delivery systems). Luminescence properties of wide-band gap materials for solid-state lighting.
Joanna McKittrick received her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from MIT, with a concentration in ceramic science, in 1988 and then joined the UC San Diego faculty.
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