Interim Dean Jeffery C. Gibeling serves as the administrative head of the College of Engineering and oversees all its teaching, research and service activities, personnel, facilities and funding resources. The college includes eight academic departments with 225 tenure/tenure-track faculty, including 13 members of the National Academies. Current student enrollment is more than 4,600 undergraduate students and nearly 1,200 graduate students.
From 2002 to 2016, Interim Dean Gibeling served as vice provost of graduate education and dean of graduate studies at UC Davis, where he was responsible for the administration of 90 graduate degree programs. In these roles, he provided national and international leadership for graduate education issues.
Interim Dean Gibeling’s teaching and research interests are in the area of mechanical behavior of materials, including the study of fundamental deformation mechanisms, high temperature creep deformation, fracture and fatigue. He explores these phenomena in a wide variety of materials, including metals, metal matrix composites, layered materials and cortical bone. He is nationally and internationally recognized for developing new techniques for high-precision measurements of the mechanical response of materials to applied stresses to better understand the fundamental atomic-level processes controlling deformation.
Interim Dean Gibeling began his career at UC Davis in 1984 as an assistant professor of materials science and engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, all from Stanford University.
- Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
- Master of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
- Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University