Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: 
307 Dearborn Hall
Phone: 
541.737.8272

Materials

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

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.