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R. Edwin Garcia

R. Edwin Garcia

Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering

R. Edwin Garcia is a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in the Center for Theoretical and Computational Materials Science. He received his B. S. degree in Physics in 1996 from the University of Mexico. He received his M. S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2000, and his Ph. D. in Materials Science in 2002, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also holds a minor in Applied Mathematics, also obtained at MIT. He currently works on the development of codes and theoretical tools for the analysis of microstructurally complex materials, by starting from micrographic images, in order to engineer their properties and macroscopic response. Such tools are being made public to the scientific community. Dr. Garcia's research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational materials science. His current focus is on the description of multifunctional material properties and its application to technologically relevant problems. He is interested in developing the means to optimize materials through fundamental understanding and scientific visualization of the relations between processing, structure, and properties. He is also interested in developing analytical tools, algorithms, and codes for improving materials performance and reliability.