Meri Treska has a long record of teaching in DMSE’s undergraduate laboratory and conducting research for the department. She has taught more than 30 experimental laboratory modules across DMSE’s undergraduate laboratory curriculum in metals, ceramics, polymers, and biomaterials, including eight she designed herself. Her research interests include X-ray diffraction, metallography, and other light microscopies, scanning electron microscopy imaging and accompanying energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy chemical analysis, resistivity measurements, ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy, microhardness, and nanoindentation. She has also worked on research projects spanning various fields, including corrosion, orthopedic prosthesis, and battery technology.
Before coming to DMSE, Treska acquired experience at the Institute of Metal Research in Shenyang, China; the International Centre of Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy; and the Institut fur Metallkunde und Metallophysic, Technische Universitat, in Clausthal, Germany. She earned her BS, MS, and PhD in physics at Tirana University in Albania, where she attained the rank of Docent Universitarium. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, walking, and reading a good book.