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James F. Shackelford

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of California, Davis

James F. Shackelford is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He has BS and MS degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches and conducts research in the structural characterization and processing of materials. His current focus in teaching is doing so through online technologies.

Biography

James F. Shackelford has BS and MS degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University in Canada, he joined the University of California, Davis, where he is currently Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. For many years, he served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering and later as the Director of the University Honors Program that serves students from a wide spectrum of majors. Dr. Shackelford also served as Associate Director for Education for the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST) and as Faculty Assistant to the Director of the McClellan Nuclear Research Center (MNRC) of UC Davis. He teaches and conducts research in the structural characterization and processing of materials, focusing on glasses and biomaterials.  His current focus in teaching is doing so through online technologies. A member of the American Ceramic Society and ASM International, he was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1992, was named a Fellow of ASM International in 2011, and received the Outstanding Educator Award of the American Ceramic Society in 1996. In 2003, he received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate of the University of California, Davis. In 2012, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award of the College of Engineering at UC Davis, and, in 2014, received an Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis Extension. In 2016, Professor Shackelford received the Inaugural Award for Outstanding Contributions to Materials Education at the North American Materials Education Symposium (NAMES) held at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published well over 100 archived papers and books including Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers now in its 8th Edition and which has been translated into Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish and the CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook now in its 4th Edition.


Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Professor Shackelford teaches and conducts research in the structural characterization and processing of materials, focusing on glasses and biomaterials.  His current focus in teaching is doing so through online technologies.

Personal Interests

    Professor Shackelford is a wine enthusiast who, with his wife, is writing a book on the widespread use of glass in the wine industry. He also is also a devoted grandfather to two beautiful granddaughters.

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Books

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News

Materials Science MOOC

By: James F. Shackelford
Subjects: Engineering - Chemical, Engineering - Civil, Engineering - Electrical, Engineering - General, Engineering - Mechanical, Materials Science

Professor James Shackelford of UC Davis has created a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled MATERIALS SCIENCE: Ten Things Every Engineer Should Know on the Coursera platform:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/materials-science

Since its introduction in December 2015, an average of 1,500 students have enrolled in the course each month. The course covers a spectrum of the key concepts covered in his textbook Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, now in its 8th Edition. The photo shows Shackelford in a clean room discussing the nature of semiconductor materials. 

Shackelford Receives NAMES Education Award

By: James F. Shackelford
Subjects: Engineering - Civil, Engineering - Mechanical, Materials Science

Professor James Shackelford received the North American Materials Education Symposia’s inaugural award for outstanding contributions to Materials Education on Thursday, March 17, 2016.  He also spoke at the Symposium, where materials scientists discuss ideas, tools, and best practices for teaching materials across engineering, design, and science.

 

Professor Shackelford meets Pope Francis

By: James F. Shackelford
Subjects: Materials Science

UC Davis Professor James Shackelford, his wife Penelope, and his colleague Dr. Mario Malinconico had the opportunity on April 9, 2016 to present some mementos of their work to Pope Francis.  All three attended the International Conference on Solid Urban Waste Management in Rome, which was organized through the International Union of Physical and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and where Prof. Shackelford presented on online education to increase recycling awareness.  They were invited by the Vatican to attend the Jubilee of Mercy Audience, where they met the Pope.
 
Materials scientists Prof. Shackelford (shaking hands) of UC Davis, Dr. Malinconico (behind Shackelford) of the National Research Council in Naples, Italy, and Penelope Shackelford (center) are pictured.