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John Balk, Ph.D.

William T. Bryan Professor, Materials Engineering; Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Research Areas

Contact

(859) 257-4582
377 Ralph G. Anderson Building

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Appointments

2018 - Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

2015 - Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2010-2015 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


Education

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


Research Interests:

Deformation Mechanisms and Mechanical Behavior of Nanoporous Metals

Transmission Electron Microscopy