University of California, Riverside

Department of Mechanical Engineering



Javier Garay


Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Javier Garay

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Advisor
Javier Garay

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering
UC Davis, 2004

Bourns Hall A303
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2449
Facsimile: 951-827-2899
E-mail: jegaray@engr.ucr.edu

Personal Webpage

Javier Garay received his Ph.D. from UC Davis in 2004, with a major in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Solid State Physics and Chemistry of Materials. He was involved in producing advanced functional and/or structural materials including nano-materials, ceramic composites and intermetallics through sintering and combustion synthesis techniques. He served for several years as a mentor for undergraduate students, advising them in graduate schools, graduate research and career counseling. During his doctoral research, he collaborated with scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a member of the American Physical Society, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society and the Materials Information Society.

Research Topics

Dr. Garay's research interest is in the broad area of advanced material synthesis and processing with a particular interest in nanocrystalline materials. Processing techniques include electric field assisted material synthesis, sintering and spark plasma sintering (SPS). He is also interested in fundamental investigations of solid-state processes including mass transport, nucleation, electric current effects and defects in materials. Other research areas include material testing and characterization including electrical and mechanical property characterization, and positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS). The materials include nano-materials, electronic materials, structural and functional ceramics, and composites.

Selected Publications

  • J. E. Garay, S. C. Glade, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, P. Asoka-Kumar, and Z. A. Munir, "Electric Current Enhanced Defect Mobility in Ni3Ti Intermetallics", Applied Physics Letters (2004), 85(4), 573-575
  • J. E. Garay, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, and Z. A. Munir, "Enhanced Growth of Intermetallic Phases in the Ni-Ti System by Current Effects", Acta Materialia (2003) 51, 4487-4495.
  • G. D. Zhan, J. D. Kuntz, J.E. Garay, A. K. Mukherjee, "Electrical properties of nanoceramics reinforced with ropes of single-walled carbon nanotubes", Applied Physics Letters (2003), 83(6), 1228-1230.
  • U. Anselmi-Tamburini, J. E. Garay, Z. A. Munir, A.Tacca, F. Maglia, G. Spinolo, and G. Chiodelli, "Spark Plasma Sintering and Characterization of Bulk Nanostructured Fully-Stabilized Zirconia (FSZ): I. Densification Studies", Journal of Materials Research (In Press).
  • U. Anselmi-Tamburini, J. E. Garay, Z. A. Munir, A.Tacca, F. Maglia, G. Spinolo, and G. Chiodelli, "Spark Plasma Sintering and Characterization of Bulk Nanostructured Fully-Stabilized Zirconia (FSZ): II. Characterization Studies", Journal of Materials Research (In Press).

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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