Dr. Mark L. Weaver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 1995. From 1995 until 1997 he served as a Posdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Nonlinear and Nonequilibrium Aeroscience at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the Center for Materials Research and Technology at Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, FL, where he studied texture evolution in magnetoresistive thin film materials. In 1996 he was additionally appointed as a researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL. His research interests include microstructural characterization, texture, mechanical properties, and tribology of bulk and thin film materials. Dr. Weaver has authored or co-authored more than 20 technical publications.