Jeffrey LaCombe

Jeffrey LaCombe

Associate Professor and Chair
Jeff LaCombe
Education
  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1998
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 1992

Research interests

Materials

  • Diffusion in solids
  • Microstructural stability
  • Solidification and crystal growth processes
  • Materials processing
  • Metallurgy

Other

  • Mobile vehicle data systems
  • Telescience
  • Remote data gathering
  • Autonomous aerial descent vehicles (parachutes, parafoils)
  • High altitude ballooning

Courses taught

  • ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design
  • ENGR 701 Fundamentals of Research
  • MSE 102 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering II (Co-taught with ME 151)
  • MSE 765 Diffusion in Materials
  • MSE 725 Solidification and Crystal Growth
  • CHE 374 Transport Phenomena II