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Professor, Departmental Undergraduate Program Director, Adjunct

Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Manufacturing at the Point-of-Need Center, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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  • 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, 1989


Dr. Mark Weaver’s primary research interests include microstructural characterization, oxidation and high-temperature corrosion, mechanical behavior, tribology, Atom Probe Tomography/Microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy. His research focuses on establishing the fundamental linkages between the microstructures and properties of materials.

Weaver’s current areas of research include processing and properties of protective coatings for high temperature applications; deformation and fracture behavior of structural alloys; phase transformations and phase equilibria in high temperature shape memory alloys, intermetallic compounds, and high entropy alloys; and solid-state processing of metallic structural alloys. His active research topics are:

  • Oxidation behavior of high entropy alloys and related materials
  • High-rate deformation mechanisms in high-entropy alloys containing nanocrystalline grains

More information can be found at http://weavergroup.ua.edu.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation, 2000-2005

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • C. Hornbuckle, T.T. Sasaki, G.S. Bigelow, R.D. Noebe, M.L. Weaver, and G.B. Thompson, “Structure-Property Relationships in a Precipitation Strengthened Ni-29.7Ti-20Hf (at%) Shape Memory Alloy,” Materials Science and Engineering Av. 637, pages 63-69 (2015). (DOI:10.1016/j.msea.2015.03.123)
  • M. Butler and M.L. Weaver, “Oxidation Behavior of Arc Melted AlCoCrFeNi Multi-component High-entropy Alloys,” Journal of Alloys and Compoundsv. 674, pages 229-244 (2016). (DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.02.257)
  • Hunter, X. Yu, N. DeLeon, C. Weinberger, C. Fahrenholtz, G. Hilmas, M. Weaver, and G. Thompson, “Investigations into the Slip Behavior of Zirconium Diboride,” Journal of Materials Researchv. 31, pages 2749-2756 (2016). (DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2016.201)
  • M. Butler and M.L. Weaver, “Investigation of the phase stabilities in AlNiCoCrFe high entropy alloys,” Journal of Alloys and Compoundsv. 691, pages 119-129 (2017). (DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.08.121)
  • E. White and M.L. Weaver, “Microstructural Investigation of the Thermally Grown Oxide on Grain-Refined Overdoped NiAl-Zr,” Oxidation of Metals, in press (2019). (DOI: 10.1007/s11085-019-09920-2)