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Materials Science Students | Engineering Physics Students | Collaborating Students
lavina backmanBackman, Lavina
lb2ty@virginia.edu
B.S. Mechanical Engineering concentration in Mechatronics,
De La Salle University, 2009
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Oxidation of Entropy Stabilized Ultra-high Temperature Materials

william blades

Blades, William
wb3v@virginia.edu
M.S. Applied Physics, VCU, 2016
B.S. Physics, VCU, 2014
Advisor: Professor Petra Reinke
Research: Oxidation of NiCr thin flims and graphene-metal interfaces

lindsey blohm Blohm, Lindsey
lmb8ee@virginia.edu
B.S. McDaniel Colleg, Chemistry, 2013
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Corrosion
Chris BurnsBurns, Chris
cb3mt@virginia.edu
B.S. Central Michigan University, Chemistry, 2016
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Atmospheric Corrosion in 5K Series of Al Alloys
img student Cain, Taylor
twc2ga@virginia.edu
B.S. Clemson University, Ceramics and Materials Engineering, 2012
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Amorphous metallic coatings for improved corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys
noelle co Co, Noelle
ncc2bf@virginia.edu
B.S. University of the Philippines, Metallurgical Engineering, 2004
M.S. University of the Philippines, Metallurgical Engineering, 2010
Advisor: Professor James Burns
Topic: Corrosion fatigue behavior of 7050 aluminum alloy [top]
Costine, Anna
ac5kd@Virginia.edu
B.S. N.C. State University, Chemical Enginering,2017
Advisor: Professor Petra Reinke
Research: Surface Science
jeroen deijkers Deijkers, Jeroen
jad4ut@virginia.edu
B.S. Delft University of Techology, Aerospace Engineering, 2011
M.S. Delft University of Techology, Novel Aerospace Materials, 2014
Advisor: Professor Haydn Wadley
Research: High temperature materials
Demarest, Charles
matt diasio Diasio, Matt
mad4dy@virginia.edu
B.S. Rice University, Physics, 2012
M.M.S.E, University of Virginia, Materials Science, 2014
Advisor: Professor David Green
Research: Surface modification of graphene for nanocomposites
jay einhornJay Einhorn
jre8sy@virginia.edu
B.S. Wake Forest University, Physics and Mathematics, 2015
Advisor: Professor Sean Agnew
Research: Crystallographic texture and anisotropic properties of materials
keren freedy Freedy, Keren
kmf4ea@virginia.edu
B.S. UCLA, Materials Engineering, 2013
Advisor: Professor Stephen McDonnell
Research: Transition Metal Dichalcogenide thin films for eletronic materails [top]
angela gerard Gerard, Angela
ayg8ap@virginia.edu
B.S. Radford, Chemistry, 2016
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Increasing Corrosion resistence in HeAs and BmGs alloy [top]
mitchell godfrey Godfrey, Mitchell
mpg8d@virginia.edu 
B.S. St. Ambrose University, Mechanical Engineering, 2015 B.S. St. Ambrose University, Chemistry, 2015 Advisor: Professor Pam Norris
Research: Nanoscale thermal transport in next generation electronic materials
img student Golden, Rob
rag5wa@virginia.edu 
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Matrix development for SiC ceramic matrix composites 

rachel guarreillor Guarriello, Rachel
rkg3dc@virginia.edu
M.S., University of Florida, Materials Science and Engineering, 2016
B.S., Penn State, 2014
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Phase stability in matrix composites

Zach Harris Harris, Zach
zdh8kt@virginia.edu
B.S. Boise State Univeristy, Mechanical Engineering, 2014
Advisor: Professor Jimmy Burns
Research: Effect of precipitate morphology on crack tip-damage interactions in nickel-based superalloys

maio he He, Miao
mh5wz@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Science and Technology, China, 2009
Advisor: Professor Leonid Zhigilei
Research: Atomistic modeling

lucas herweyerHerweyer, Lucas
lah2pq@virginia.edu
B.A. Kenyon College, Physics, 2015
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Hot-corrosion of SiC ceramic matrix composites

eric hoglund
Hoglund, Eric
erh3cq@virginia.edu
B.S. North Carolina State University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2015
Advisor: Professor Jim Howe
Research: In-situ TEM studies of precipitation in heterogeneous systems
michael hutchinson Hutchison,Michael
mjh3aj@virginia.edu
M.S. Universtiy of South Florida, Materials Science and Engineering, 2013
B.S. Universtiy of South Florida, Civil Engineering, 2012
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Properties of existing and novel anti-microbial Cu alloys
andrew jamieson Jamieson, Andrew
asj3nm@virginia.edu
B.S. Univeristy of Utah, Metallurgical Engineering, 2016
Advisor: Professor James Burns
Research: Crack initiation and fatigue in aerospace materials
wade jensen Jensen, Wade
waj2zc@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Utah, Physics, 2013
Advisor: Professor Jerry Floro
Research: Enhancements of the thermoelectric properties of a two phase Iron/Silicon system by alloying with non-dopant components
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Kabat, Nathaniel
nwk5cv@virginia.edu
B.S. Elmhurst College, Physics and Mathematics, 2015
Advisor: Professor Petra Reinke
Research: STM study of synthesis of C60-W nanospheres

chris kassner Kassner, Chris
ctk4bb@virginia.edu
B.S., Rowan University, Physics, 2014
Advisor: Professor Haydn Wadley
Research: Synthesis and characterization of lightweight, low-density nanoporous materials

ryan katona Katona, Ryan
rmk3cb@virginia.edu
B.S Mathmatics and Physics, Lynchburg College, 2017
Advisor: Rob Kelly
Research: Surface pitting in steel alloy for aerospace applications
img student Khullar, Piyush
pk8bc@virginia.edu
M.S. Marquette University, Mechanical Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Improved accelerated corrosion testing of steel and AA5083[top]
jae kimKim, Jae
jsk4cz@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chemistry 2015
Advisor: Professor Giovanni Zangari
Research: Electro-chemistry
bryan koscielny Koscielny, Bryan
bmk2sm@virginia.edu
Clarkson with a BS in Mechanical Eng
Advisor: Jim Fitz-Gerald
(starting spring 2017)
Qiyuan Lin Lin, Qiyuan
ql4qt@virginia.edu
M.S. Columbia University, Materials Science and Eng, 2016
B.S. South China University of Technology, Polymer Materails and Eng, 2014
Advisor: Professor Giovanni Zangari
Research: Electrodepostion of alloys for magnetic recording materials
peter litwin Litwin, Peter
pml5ct@virginia.edu
B.S. Southern Connecticut State University, Physics, 2015
Advisor: Professor Stephen McDonnell
Research: 2-D Materials for electronic
liu gilbert chao Liu, Chao (Gilbert)
cl5bc@virginia.edu
B.S. Nanchaung University, Applied Chemistry, 2010
M.S. University of Florida, Chemical Engineering, 2012
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Localized corrosion
naiming liu Liu, Naiming
nl4qv@virginia.edu
B.S. Southwest Univeristy of Science and Technology, China, MSE, 2011
M.S. University of Florida, Materials Science and Engineering, 2014
Advisor: Professor Jerry Floro
Research: FeSi2 Thermoelectrics and SiC Quantum Dots
katie lutton Lutton, Katie
kml2re@virginia.edu
B.S. Univeristy of Virginia, Chemical Engineering, 2015
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Electrochemical passivation of Nickel-based superalloys
Macatangay, Duane (MSE)

Malta, Daniel

matthew mcmahonMcMahon, Matt
mm5kn@virginia.edu
B.S. Texas A & M, Geology
Advisors: Professor Jimmy Burns and John Scully
Research: Fracture Mechanics and Coating Evalution of 5000xx Al
Meisner, K.J.
kjm4bb@virginia.edu 
B.S. University of Akron, Corrosion Engineering, 2016 
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Hot corrosion of metals [top]

img student Melia, Michael
mam2wv@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Pittsburgh
Advisor: Professor Jim Fitz-Gerald
Research: Corrosion response and resistance of alloys and non-equilibrium surface processing.


Meyer, Kelsey

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Moffat, Will


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Nandi, Proloy
pn2bb@virginia.edu
B.Tech: National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, 2008
M.E: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Materials Engineering, 2010
Advisor: Professor James M. Howe
Research: Understanding the atomic structure and properties of incoherent interphase boundaries using in-situ HRTEM

Andrew Neils Neils, Andrew
an4pk@virginia.edu
B.S. Bucknell University, Chemical Engineering, 2008
B.A. Bucknell University, Biology, 2008
Advisor: Professor Haydn Wadley
Research: Nanocelluar materials
cory parker Parker, Cory
cgp2mt@virginia.edu
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2014
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Environmental barrier coatings for ceramic matrix composite materials for use in aerospace applications
img student Parker, Mary Elizabeth
mep8yq@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research:
kate quiambao Quiambao, Kate
kfq4hb@virginia.edu
M.S. University of Hawaii, Mechanicla Engineering, 2016
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Corrosion of high entropy alloys
veronica rafla Rafla, Veronica
vnr7bu@virginia.edu
B.S. Boise State Univeristy
Materials Science and Engineering, 2013
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Corrosion investigation of aerospace materials

rj santucciSantucci, Raymond
rjs4dv@virginia.edu
B.S. Univeristy of Virginia,
Chemistry, 2014
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Mg rich primers and coatings

img Shamsujjoha, Md Shamsujjoha, Md. (Joha)
ms6pb@virginia.edu
M.S. South Dakota School of Mines,Materials Science and Engineering, 2012
B.S. Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. and Tech., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Professor Sean Agnew
Research: Surface characterisation and laser modification of steels[top]
no image avialableShih, Cheng-Yu
cs5fg@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Virginia
Advisor: Professor Leo Zhigilei
Research: Atmoitic modeiling of laser material interaction
Steiner, Patrick
pjs6av@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Virginia, Chemistry, 2015
Advisor: Professor James Burns
Research: Cracking of 5000xx Al

cecelia stoner Stoner, Cecilia
ms3eb@virginia.edu
B.S. Princeton University, Mechnical Engineering, 2017
Advisor: Professor Jim Fitz-Gerald (NIA)
Research:

Sullivan, Eli
Tattersall, Colin
john tompko Thompson, Adam
awt7cu@virginia.edu
B.S. Boise State University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2015
Advisor: Professor James Burns
Research: Fracture and fatigue analysis of aerpspace alloys
in low tempurture/ low humidity environments
 
no image avialable Tomko, John
Advisor: Professor Patrick Hopkins

img student Unveroglu, Begum
bu3ey@virginia.edu
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Gebze Institute of Technology, 2010
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Gebze Institute of Technology, 2012
Advisor: Professor Zangari
Research: Synthesies of CZTS semiconductor compounds by use of simple and low cost electrodeposition and sulfurization methods[top]

Volders, Cameron
cjv5zu@virginia.edu
Advisor: Petra Reinke
Research:
fulin wang Wang, Fulin
fw8yc@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Science and Technology Beijing, Materials Science and Engineering, 2010
M.S. RWTH Aachem Univesity, Metallurgical Engineering, 2013
Advisor: Professor Sean Agnew
Research: Magnesium Alloy
yuhan wang Wang, Yuhan
yw9ep@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Jiwei Lu
Research:
rebekah webster, bekah webster Webster, Rebekah
riw5pv@virginia.edu
B.S. Radford University, Chemistry, 2014
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Crystallization of silicate glasses for environmental barrier coatings
megan wilson Wilson, Megan
mew5rw@virginia.edu
B.S. Bucknell University, Chemical Engineering, 2013
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Ceramic Matrix Composites
img bernard witmaackWittmaack, Bernard
bkw6yd@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Richmond, Chemistry and Physics, 2011
Advisor: Professor Leonid Zhigilei
Research: Computational study of the mechanical and thermal properties of carbon nanotube forests[top]
john xia Xia, John
xx5gr@virginia.edu
B.S. univeristy of Virginia, ES Materials Science Concentration, 2015
Advisor: Professors Sean Agnew and Jim Fitz-Gerald
Research: Submerged Arc welds for ASTM A1010

yin xu Xu, Yin
B.S. Wuhan University, Environmental Engineering, 2008
M.S. Wuhan University, Environmental Engineering, 2012
Advisor: Professor Zangari
Research: TiO2 Nanotubes for photoelectrochemical water-splitting

Engineering Physics Students

andrew cheung Cheung, Andrew
amc4e@virginia.edu
B.A. Univeristy of Virginia, Physics and Astronomy, 2003
M.S. Georgia Tech, Physics, 2006
Advisor: Professors Gary Shifflet and Joe Poon
Research: Lightweight Amorphous Metals [top]
anne kyner Kyner, Anne
afk3ef@virginia.edu
B.S. Roanoke College, Physics, Mathmatics, 2013
Advisor: Professor Haydn Wadley
Research: Celluar Materials
leanna larkin Larkin, Leighann
lsl9hd@virginia.edu
B.S. SUNY Brockport, Physics 2012
Advisor: Professor Pam Norris
Research: Thermophysical properties of thin films

 Gerard Rodrigeuz-Lopez Rodrigeuz-Lopez, Gerard
gr3dw@virginia.edu
B.S. Univeristy of South Carolina, Physics, 2014
Advisor: Professor Petra Reinke/Cathy Dukes
Research: Space Weathering

No Picture Available Shugaev, Maxim
mvs9t@virginia.edu
B.S. in Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 2010
M.S. in Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 2012
Advisor: Professor Leonid Zhigilei
Research: Atomistic modeling of surface acoustic waves and laser interaction with material
Hayley Williamson Sinden-Redding, Mackenzie
mrs4em@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Memphis, Electrical Engineering, Mathmatics, and Physics, 2010
Advisor: Professor Pam Norris [top]
Research: Aerogel Material Applications
Hayley WilliamsonWilliamson, Hayley
hnw9ew@virginia.edu
B.S. Randolph-Macon College, Physics and Mathematics, 2013
Advisor: Professor Bob Johnson
Research: Atomospheric Modeling of Mars

Collaborating Students

Hao Huang Huang, Hao
(Ph.D candidate, MAE)
hh5mm@virginia.edu
B.S. Huazhong Univeristy of Science and Technology, Mech Eng, 2012
Advisor: Leo Zhigilei
Research: Laser Ablation

prabha senarath pathirana Senarath Pathirana, Prabha
(Ph.D candidate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
phs2av@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Peradeniya, Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Co-advisors: Professor Haydn Wadley (MSE) and Harsha Chelliah (MAE)
Research: Environmental Barrier Coatings 

adrian savoviciSavovici, Adrian
(Ph.D candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
B.S. Rutgers University, Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Professor Mona Zebarjadi
as5fj@virginia.edu
Research: Carrier transport in 2D materials

prabha senarath pathirana Turner, Jake
(Ph.D candidate, Astronomy)
B.S. University of Peradeniya, Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Advisor: Robert Johnson
Research: Planetary Atomospheres