Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: 
307 Dearborn Hall
Phone: 
541.737.8272

Materials

Education:

  • PhD, Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
  • MS, Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • BS, Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
  • MA, Art Conservation, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1996
  • BA, Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993

Background:

  • At Oregon State since 2015
  • Staff Scientist, Condensed Matter and Materials Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., 2012 - 2015
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Condensed Matter and Materials Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., 2009 – 2012
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 2009

Research Interests:

Melissa Santala researches the role of surfaces and interfaces in the structural and phase stability of nanostructured materials; the kinetics of phase transformations; and has extensive experience in the application of transmission electron microscopy to problems in materials science, including aberration-corrected S(TEM) and photo-emission TEM.