Gareth Thomas

Professor Emeritus
210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Department of Materials Science and Engineeing
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720



Gareth Thomas received his BSC in Metallurgy at the University of Wales in 1952, his PhD in Metallurgy at Cambridge University in 1955, and his ScD in Metallurgy at Cambridge University in 1969. He has been with the University of California at Berkeley since 1966 and has served in various capacities through the years. He has been the Graduate Studies Associate Dean in 1968, Assistant to the Chancellor in 1969-72, Academic Affairs Acting Vice Chancellor in 1971-72, the Faculty of the College of Engineering Chairman in 1972-73. In 1981-1993 he was the founder and Scientific Director of the National Center for Electron Microscopy in Lawrence National Laborary, and in 1993 he became the Technology Director of the Technology Transer Centre, in the Hong Kong University. He is also the Editor in Chief of Acta/Scripta Materialia and a member of both the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Gareth Thomas is a world renowned researcher in materials science and engineering. He is an expert at the relation between microstructure processing and the properties of a material. His research is directed at understanding the structure of inorganic materials via the electron microscope, then using the results to improve existing materials or to tailor the microstructure of new materials to achieve the desired properties, including economic feasibility. He has applied his skills to a wide variety of materials (e.g. metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and magnets, etc.).

Since retiring he live in Cassis, France. He can be reached via the email link above.