Stinville Research Group

Materials Science and Engineering


J.C. Stinville


M. Eng., Aeronautics, Computer Science, Materials Science and Mechanics – Ecole Nationale Supeérieure de Mécanique et Aérotechnique (ISAE –ENSMA) (2006)

M.Sc., Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering – Ecole Nationale Supeérieure de Mécanique et Aérotechnique (ISAE –ENSMA) – University of Poitiers (2006)

Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, Materials Science and Structures
Mechanics – Ecole Nationale Supeérieure de Mécanique et Aérotechnique (ISAE –ENSMA) – University of Poitiers (2010)


Dr. J.C. Stinville studied in France, where he was a first generation college student. He holds a Master in Engineering in Aeronautics, Materials Science, Computer Science and Mechanics, a Master of Science in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. His Ph.D. work on the mechanical properties of plasma treated stainless steels for nuclear application has been awarded with the highest academic distinction in the French academic system. In 2012, he joined the research group of T.M. Pollock at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he became a Specialist in 2015. His research interests include the mechanical and environmental performance of metallic materials for high temperature, energy, and environmental applications.

As a Specialist in the Materials Department at the University of California Santa Barbara, he has led efforts around experimental development of in-situ (SEM) mechanical characterization techniques. He is a recipient of the Hetényi Award, which is given annually for the best research paper published in Experimental Mechanics. He has also been recognized for his contribution to the understanding of the fatigue properties of nickel-based superalloys and awarded by the Best Paper Award at EuroSuperalloy2018.

One of the approaches he developed is the control of the localization of plasticity at the micro and nano-scale for optimization of material properties. The chemistry, phase, grain structure, crystal structure, crystallographic texture and other intrinsic characteristics of metallic materials can be optimized to control the mechanism of plasticity localization in order to ultimately improve the macroscopic properties of the materials. He successfully used this approach to improve the fatigue properties of metallic materials.

Research Interests

In-situ characterization
Electron microscopy
Mechanical properties
High and Very high cycle fatigue
High entropy, Nickel-based, Titanium alloys and stainless steels
Additive manufacturing

Research Area


Research Topics

Materials for Energy and the Environment
Mechanical Properties and Materials for Extreme Conditions

Assitant Professor
201C Materials
Science and Engineering Building
217 333 1066
Mail Address
Jean-Charles Stinville
Materials Science and Engineering
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
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