Olivia Graeve: Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Picture_GraeveProfessor Graeve is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.  Previously she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an Associate Professor at Alfred University.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Graeve has received several prestigious awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2007, the American Ceramic Society’s 2010 Karl Schwartzwalder Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering Award, the 2006 Hispanic Educator of the Year award by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2011 “Jaime Oaxaca” Award (the highest honor given by the Society) for her outstanding work towards the recruitment and retention of Hispanics into graduate programs and the professoriate.  Dr. Graeve has gained international recognition in the area of nanomaterials manufacturing.  Her research expertise connects fundamental principles of materials processing with specific engineering needs, with special emphasis on electromagnetic multifunctional materials for sensors and energy applications.  Her work is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and a variety of industrial partners.

Dr. Graeve is currently the President of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (2012-2013), Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, and the Chair of SHPE’s Graduate Programs (2009-2013).  She has published over 50 papers and book chapters, which include research contributions and pedagogy and curriculum development contributions.  Her scientific has been published in the Chemistry of Materials, the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Biomaterials, the Journal of Materials Research, Langmuir, Nanotechnology, the Journal of Applied Physics, the Journal of Physical Chemistry, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and Optical Materials, among others, and have been presented in over 130 invited, contributed, and poster presentations at local, national, and international meetings.

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