Joanna R. Groza

  • Professor Emeritus, College of Engineering
  • Electrical Field/Current Activated Sintering


Joanna Groza is a professor emeritus of chemical engineering and materials science at the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis. She has served on the College of Engineering faculty for the department of chemical engineering and materials science for more than twenty years, first as a lecturer (1988-1990), professor (1990–2011), and presently as a research professor.

She has served on several departmental, college and campus committees, including as chair of the materials science graduate admissions committee and as graduate advisor for materials science.

During her career, her research interests have included electrical field/current activated sintering, attempting to understand the effects of electrical field application in powder sintering; control of FAST (field activated sintering technique) process to achieve optimum final properties; sintering of nanocrystalline materials with emphasis on biomaterials; and processing and microstructure property relationships to improve the basic knowledge of materials behavior in high-temperature and fatigue conditions (e. g., in nanocomposites).

ECI 243 Kinetics of Phase Transformation in Engineering Materials (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Engineering and consent of instructor; course 160 recommended. Theory of alloying, kinetics of phase changes, homogenous and heterogeneous transformation, transformation by shear, order-disorder reactions.

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