Mark Asta

Mark AstaProfessor
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley

Department Chair
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley

Materials Sciences Faculty Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Adjunct Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, UC Davis


BS, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1993

Honors and Awards

ASM International's Materials Science Research Silver Medal, 2002.
“Teacher of the Year,” Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2004.
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2010.
TMS Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division (EMPMD) Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award, 2013.

Research Interests

State of the art computational methods are used to investigate the structural, thermodynamic, mechanical and transport properties of advanced materials.

CSMC Research Thrusts

Understanding Strucutral Evolution/Interdiffusion
Solution Characterization (M13 Clusters)

Recent Center Publications

  1. Hanken, B.E.; Asta, M.; Casey, W.H. Computational characterization of the internal bonding and solvation structure for [Nb10O28]aq6−Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2013

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