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Mechanical Engineering
Khoury Hall 103
Stacey Nunes
Administrative Assistant
School of Engineering and Computer Science
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Tien Tran Roehling

Assistant Professor


Phone: 209.946.2762

Office Location

Khoury 112


Postdoctoral Research, Thermochemistry, University of California, Davis, 2013

Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2010

B.S., Materials Science & Engineering (Honors), University of California, Davis, 2005

Engineering Mechanics
Materials Science
Mechanical Behavior of Materials


Synthesis, processing, characterization of nanoceramics
Electric field -assisted sintering of crystalline and amorphous materials
Thermochemistry of materials for solid oxide fuel cells
Biomaterials processing and compatibility
Abnormal grain growth of polymorphic materials
Metal laser additive manufacturing


T.T. Roehling, S.S.Q. Wu, S.A. Khairallah, J.D. Roehling, S.S. Soezeri, M.F. Crumb, M.J. Matthews, "Modulating laser intensity profile ellipticity for microstructural control during metal additive manufacturing".  Acta Materialia 128 (2017) 197-206.

S.S.Q. Wu, T.T. Roehling, S.A. Khairallah, A. Rubenchik, J.D. Roehling, S.S. Soezeri, M.F. Crumb, G. Guss, M.J. Matthews, "Laser beam ellipticity and microstructural control in metal additive manufacturing".  CLEO: Applications and Technology (2017) ATu1C.3.

H. Maheshwari, J.D. Roehling, B.A. Turner, J. Abdinor, T.B. Tran-Roehling, M.D. Deo, M.H. Bartl, S.H. Risbud, K. van Benthem, "Robust mesoporous silica compacts: multi-scale characterization of microstructural changes related to physical-mechanical properties".  Journal of Materials Science (2016) 4470-4480.

T.B. Tran, A. Navrotsky, "Energetics of disordered and ordered rare earth oxide-stabilized bismuth oxide ionic conductors". Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics (2014) 2331-2337.

Y. Gao, S.J. Widgeon, T.B. Tran, A.H. Tavakoli, G. Mera, R. Riedel, A. Navrotsky, "Effect of demixing and coarsening on the energetics of poly(boro)silazane-derived amorphous Si-(B-)C-N ceramics". Scripta Materialia 69 (2013) 347-350.

T.B. Tran, A. Navrotsky, "Energetics of dysprosia-stabilized bismuth oxide electrolytes". Chemistry of Materials, 24 (2012) 4185-4191.

T.B. Holland, T.B. Tran, D.V. Quach, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, J.R. Groza, A.K. Mukherjee, "Athermal and Thermal Mechanisms of Sintering at High Heating Rates in the Presence and Absence of an Externally Applied Field". Journal of the European Ceramic Society 32 (2012) 3675-3683.

T.B. Holland, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, D.V. Quach, T.B. Tran, A.K. Mukherjee, "Effects of local Joule heating during the field-assisted sintering of ionic ceramics". Journal of the European Ceramic Society 32 (2012) 3667-3674.

T.B. Holland, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, D.V. Quach, T.B. Tran, A.K. Mukherjee, "Local field strengths during early stage field-assisted sintering (FAST) of dielectric materials". Journal of the European Ceramic Society 32 (2012) 3659-3666.

S. Hayun, T.B. Tran, J. Lian, A.F. Fuentes, A. Navrotsky, "Energetics of stepwise disordering transformation in pyrochlores, RE2Ti2O7 (RE = Y, Gd and Dy)". Acta Materialia, 60 (2012) 4303-4310.

T.B. Tran, S. Hayun, A. Navrotsky, R.H.R. Castro, "Transparent Nanocrystalline Pure and Ca-Doped MgO by Spark Plasma Sintering of Anhydrous Nanoparticles". Journal of the American Ceramic Society 95 (2012) 1185-1188.

S. Hayun, T.B. Tran, S.V. Ushakov, A. Thron, K. van Bentham, A. Navrotsky, R.H.R. Castro, "Experimental methodologies for assessing the surface energy of highly hygroscopic materials: The case of nanocrystalline magnesia". Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (2011) 23929-23935.

T.B. Tran, B.V. Fell, C.A. Guebels, J.C. Gibeling, J.-P. Delplanque, J.R. Groza, "Dynamic recovery and recrystallization during power-law creep of α-Fe". LANL MDI, Internal Report, 2009.

T.B. Tran, J.R. Groza, J.F. Shackelford, "Nanoscale hydroxyapatite for bioceramic applications". Advances in Bioceramics and Porous Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering & Science Proceedings 29 (2008) 249-258.