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Effective Spring of 2020: The MATE Department will hold virtual office hours.

Trevor Harding | Department Chair & Professor

Email: tharding@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-7163
Office: Building 41A, Room 230 (inside the MATE Office 41A-229)

Office Hours:

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Research & Teaching Interests: Dr. Harding's research focuses on the development of polymers (a.k.a. plastics) that are either renewable, or biodegradable, or both, and are known as biopolymers.  He works alongside his students to understand how nanomaterials can be used to increase the strength, stability and degradability of biopolymers such as chitosan (which is produced from waste shrimp shells) and PHBV (which we grow by feeding waste streams to bacteria).  In addition, Dr. Harding works with colleagues around the United States on the development of innovative teaching practices.  Currently he is developing methods of helping engineering students learn habits of reflection that can be beneficial in their professional formation as engineers and as human beings.  Dr. Harding teaches a wide range of courses including introductory materials engineering, polymers, biopolymers, nanocomposites, material selection, design for sustainability, and failure of materials.

 


Eric Beaton | Instructional Technician & Lecturer

 

Email: erbeaton@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-2518  |  Cell: (805) 704-2897
Office: Building 41B, Room 142

Office Hours:

TBD


Karla Carichner | Lecturer 

 

Email: kcarichn@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-1180
Office: Building 92M, Room A103

Office Hours:

TBD

Research & Teaching Interests: Basic introduction to materials, ceramics/glass, product design

 

Christine Ghent | Lecturer

Email: cghent@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-6441
Office: Building 92M, Room A105

Office Hours:

TBD


Cassi Goldsmith | Administrative Coordinator

Email: cmgoldsm@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-6439
Office: Building 41A, Room 229

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday           8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Nicole Johnson-Glauch | Lecturer

Email: njohns66@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-6634 Ext. 2
Office: Building 41A, Room 225

Office Hours:

TBD                 

Research & Teaching Interests: Electronic materials and thermodynamics. Improving student learning from visual representations and promoting mental health across the curriculum.

Mohsen Kivy | Professor

Email: mbeyrama@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-1537
Office: Building 41A, Room 226

Office Hours:

TBD

Research & Teaching Interests: Developing various materials (e.g. alloys and ceramics) by studying their microstructures and properties using mutliscale computational materials engineering. Integrating modeling and simulation approaches throughout MATE curriculum.

 


 

Jean Lee | Professor

Email: jlee473@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-6571
Office: Building 13, Room 227

Office Hours:

TBD


Blair London | Professor

Email: blondon@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-2536
Office: Building 116, Room 214

Office Hours:

TBD                

Research & Teaching Interests: Forging technology, composite materials, ceramic materials, new alloy development, materials for sporting goods.


Desalegn Mengistie | Lecturer

Email: dmengist@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-6634
Office: Building 41A, Room 225

Office Hours:

TBD

Research & Teaching Interests: Conductive polymers and their composites for solar cell, thermoelectric, supercapacitor, and conductive textiles applications.



Eric Paton | Lecturer

Email: enpaton@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-5992
Office: Building 92M, Room A110

Office Hours:

TBD

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Mickayla Pehl | Office Assistant

Email: mapehl@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-2568
Office: Building 41A, Room 229



Ryan Smith | Lecturer

Email: rsmith91@calpoly.edu
Phone: (805) 756-6426
Office: Building 41A, Room 224

Office Hours:

TBA


Dan Walsh | Lecturer

Email: dwalsh@calpoly.edu
Phone: On-campus Spring 2021
Office: On-campus Spring 2021

Office Hours:

 

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Materials Engineering Department
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Location: 41A-229

Phone: (805) 756-2568

Email: mate@calpoly.edu

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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