Professor & Associate Dean
College of Engineering
Claw of Archimedes
Fabricating a composite beam that would support 4000 lb.
Professor Beltz's teaching and research interests are in ceramic composite design, solid mechanics applied to materials problems (with an emphasis on the physics and mechanics of crystalline defects such as dislocations and quantum dots), and aeronautics. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and serves as the faculty advisor for the ASME student section and the Engineering Student Council. He typically teaches ME 14 (statics), ME 15 (strength of materials), ME 230 (elasticity), and INT 94BW (a freshman seminar on aeronautics). Professor Beltz received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He conducted postdoctoral work at Brown University in Providence and the Max-Planck-Institut in Stuttgart before coming to Santa Barbara.
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