Thomas John Balk, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Areas: Deformation Mechanisms and Mechanical Behavior of Nanoporous Metals, in situ Transmission Electron Microscopy, Structure, Thin Film Plasticity

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Materials Engineering - CME
155 FPAT
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-4582
Fax: 859-323-1929
Email: john.balk@uky.edu

Professional Preparation

University of California, Berkeley Materials Science & Engineering B.S. 1995
University of California, Berkeley Mechanical Engineering B.S. 1995
The Johns Hopkins University Materials Science & Engineering M.S. 1997
The Johns Hopkins University Materials Science & Engineering Ph.D. 2000
Max Planck Institute for Metals Research Postdoc area: Thin Film Plasticity 2000-2002
Stuttgart, Germany

Appointments

2010-present Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

2004-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2002-2004 Staff Scientist, Department headed by Prof. Eduard Arzt

Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany