Professor Thomas M. Devine
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Room 224
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Tel. 510-643-8118
Fax 510-643-5792


Thomas M. Devine received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in metallurgy and materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to Berkeley in 1985, he was a staff scientist for 11 years at General Electric’s Corporate Research and Development Center.

From 1996 to 2002 he served as Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests are primarily focussed on understanding and improving the corrosion resistance of materials. Recently, he has begun an investigation of electrochemically-based synthesis of nanomaterials. Currently he and his students are engaged in programs related to nuclear power, oil production, secondary batteries for electric vehicles, computer disk drives, and synthesis and characterization of metal oxide nanowires.

He has authored over 80 technical publications and has 16 U.S. Patents. His work has been recognized with several awards including the Joseph Vilella Award of the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Marcus A. Grossman Award and the Alfred H. Geisler Award of the American Society for Metals, an Exxon Education Foundation Fellowship, and the Research Award of the Jacob Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.