No Photo Available    Professor George Sines
Tel. (310) 825-2813
FAX (310) 206-7353

Professor Emeritus; BME, The Ohio State University; MS, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Research Assistant Professor of Metallurgy, Metals Institute, University of Chicago; Fulbright Fellow, Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Senior NSF Fellow, Solid State Physics, Belgian Nuclear Center, Mol.

Research Interests

Research interests include materials science, solid state physics, mechanical engineering and history of technology.

Current Research: The fatigue strength, fracture mechanics, and mechanical properties of vapor deposited carbon used for components of implanted mechanical heart valves. (Fortunately, we find this carbon material almost insensitive to stress cycling.) The atomic modeling of Vegard’s Law. Failure analysis. Use of lenses in antiquity.

Recent Research: The creep resistance and ultra-plasticity of carbon fiber and creep of carbon-carbon composites. Characterization of rocket nozzle materials. The biaxial strength of advanced ceramics. Micro-mechanical theories of the strength of ceramics. Delayed fracture of ceramics.

Earlier Research: Fatigue tests of metals under combined stress and development of the generalized criteria for fatigue strength. Interaction of atomic defects in anisotropic media. The growth of filamentary crystals and their properties.

Office Location

  • 2121-J Engineering V

Mailing Address

  • UCLA, HSSEAS School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    410 Westwood Plaza
    3111 Engineering V
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1595