Dr. Mark L. Weaver

  • Professor
  • Interim Department Head of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Areas of Research

  • Heat-resistant materials
  • Mechanical properties
  • Electron microscopy
  • Tribology

Education

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 1995
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 1992
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Washington, 1988

Biography

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’s active research topics are:

  • Development and performance of reactive element-modified and chromium + reactive element-modified aluminide coatings via physical vapor deposition processes.
  • Microstructures and properties of cast Mg alloys produced via a novel containerless melting and casting process.
  • Microstructures and properties of high-temperature shape memory alloys for use an aeronautic turbomachinery.