Andreas M. Glaeser

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Room 319
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720


Andreas M. Glaeser is currently Professor of Materials Science in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, and concurrently a Principal Investigator in the Materials Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences of the School of Dentistry at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Glaeser received the S.B. degree in materials science in 1976 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the recipient of a Hertz Foundation Fellowship and received the Sc.D. degree in materials science from MIT in 1981. He joined the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley that year; he currently holds the title of full professor. During his tenure at Berkeley, Dr. Glaeser has been the recipient of a Regent’s Junior Faculty Fellowship, an Arco Junior Faculty Fellowship, and an Alcoa Foundation Grant. In 1991, he was selected as a Miller Research Professor by the Miller Institute for Basic Science, and named to the International Advisory Committee on Functional Gradient Materials. In 1993 he was awarded a Fulrath Memorial Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to Japanese ceramic science, technology and industry. He was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1998. He received the Richard M. Fulrath Award from the American Ceramic Society in 1999. In 2003, he was awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship.

Dr. Glaeser has taught a broad range of courses at the University of California. Major areas of teaching experience are in the areas of: thermodynamics of materials, engineering thermodynamics, phase equilibria and phase transformations, properties of engineering materials, and ceramic and metal powder processing.

Dr. Glaeser’s research interests span a wide range of topics. For twenty years, his group has been engaged in fundamental studies of the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of surfaces and interfaces at high temperature with particular emphasis on effects of surface energy anisotropy on stabilization of fine-scale structures. His group has developed several solid-state routes to the fabrication of controlled-misorientation bicrystals and tricrystals in ceramics. More recent efforts have been directed towards the development of novel mass-production-oriented methods of joining ceramics to themselves and to metals for structural applications. His work has led to more than 120 publications, and several patents.