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img student Amatya, Jatin
jma6kp@virginia.edu
B.S. Institute of Engineering, Nepal, Mech. Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Professor Jerry Floro
Research: Thermal and electronic transport processes in monolayer-scale chemically ordered semiconductor films
img jishnu Bhattacharyya, Jishnu
jjb4cp@virginia.edu
M.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2011
Advisor: Professor Sean Agnew
Research: Relaxation mechanisms of materials

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Bland, Leslie
lgb4df@virginia.edu
B.S. James Madison University, 2012
Advisors: Professors Jim Fitz-Gerald and John Scully
Research: Corrosion mechanisms in laser welded Mg-WE43 sandwich structures

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
Courtney Crane Calhoun, Chris
cac2cz@virginia.edu
B.S. Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2009
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011 Advisor: Professor Sean Agnew
Research: Plastic deformation mechanisms in polycrystalline metals possessing low-symmetry crystal structures
img student 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]

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
matt diasio Diasio, Matt
mad4dy@virginia.edu
B.S. Rice Univeristy, Physics, 2012
Advisor: Professor Giovanni Zangari
Research: Electrodeposition of materials for electrocatalysis of CO2
img student Dolph, Justin
jdd2hf@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor James Burns[top]
Research:Measurement Lot to Lot Variations of Stress Corrosion Cracking in monel K-500

img studentDonahue, Ryan
jrd3j@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor James Burns
Research: Environmental fatigue cracking in ultra-high strength stainless steels
img student Donovan, Brian
bfd9nv@virginia.edu
B.S. Cornell University, Material Science & Engineering, 2009
M.S. Stanford University, Material Science & Engineering, 2010
Advisor: Professor Patrick Hopkins
Research: Characterization of nano-scale thermal transport in complex oxides and at solid-liquid interfaces using time domain thermoreflectance
Chris Duska Duska, Chris
cd5sn@virginia.edu
B.S. Johns Hopkins University, Mechanical Engineering, 1998
M.S. Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering, 2002
Advisor: Professor Jerry Floro
Research: Epitaxial growth
img neededFoster Cooper, Leanna
llc5tr@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research:

keren freedy Freedy, Keren
kmf4ea@virginia.edu
B.S., U.C.L.A., Materials Engineering
Advisor: Professor Stu Wolf
Research: Spin torque nano-oscillators [top]

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

img needed Ge, Siyuan
sg4zg@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Giovanni Zangari
Research:
Tochukwu George George, Tochukwu
tg3k@virginia.edu
B.S. Davis and Elkins College, Chemistry & Mathematics
Advisor: Professor Haydn Wadley
Research: Cellular materials

Priya GhatwaiGhatwai, Priya
pg9j@virginia.edu
B.Tech. Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering,
Materials Science, 2008
M.S. Univeristy of Virginia, Materials Science, 2011
Advisor: Professor Jerry Floro
Research: Structure-property relationships in ordered Pt-based alloys of near-eutectoid compositions

img student Golden, Rob
rag5wa@virginia.edu 
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Matrix development for SiC ceramic matrix composites 
Joe Hagan Hagan, Joseph
jmh2cd@virginia.edu
B.S. Penn State Univeristy, Materials Science and Eng., 2010
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Hot-corrosion of SiC ceramic matrix composites[top]
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
zach hoffman Hoffman, Zach
zh5j@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Virginia, Chemical Engineering, 2012
Advisor: Professor Giovanni Zangari
Research: Properties of electrodeposited materials for electrocatalysis of CO2
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
crecent islam Islam, Crescent
cmi2ru@virginia.edu
B.S. Clarkson University, Chemistry, 2013
Advisor:
Research:
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
Jennifer Jones Jones, Jennifer
jlj5wg@virginia.edu
B.S. U.S. Naval Academy, Mechanical Engineering, 2013
Advisor: Professor James Burns
Research: Fatigue crack propagation in aerospace aluminum alloys
img kannaKannan, Balaji
bk9yz@virginia.edu
B.S. Anna Univeristy, Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering, 2008
M.E. Case Western Reserve, Chemistry, 2012
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Mg rich coatings for aluminium alloys and effect of surface pretreatments
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]

Mary Lyn LimLass, Amber
abl3yk@Virginia.edu
B.S. Michigan Tech University, Mechanical Engineering, 2005
Advisors: Professor James Burns
Research: Crack initiation and pit-to-crack transition in ultra high-strength stainless steel

Mary Lyn Lim Lim, Mary Lyn
mll4md@virginia.edu
B.S. University of the Philippines, Materials Science, 2006
Advisors: Professors Rob Kelly and John Scully
Research: IGC and IGSCC mechanisms for AA5083
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
sam maddenMadden, Sam
sbm5y@virginia.edu
B.S. Union College, Physics, 2007
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Corrosion
img student McFarland, Bonnie
bm8tt@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research:

img student Melia,Mike
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.

Mibus, Marcel
mam3ha@virginia.edu 
B.S. Univeristy of Virginia, Chemical Engineering, 2010 
Advisor: Professor Giovanni Zangari
Research: Microfluidics, electrowetting, dielectric breakdown, and metal oxide chemistry [top]

eshan monazami Monazami Alipour, Ehsan
em3vj@virginia.edu
B.S University of Shiraz, Material Science and Eng,2011
Advisor: Professor Petra Reinke
Research: Graphene applications for electronic materials

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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 Hadyn 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:
Greg Piosak

Pioszak, Greg
gp3ng@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Michigan, Materials Science and Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Professor Rick Gangloff
Research: Stress corrosion crack growth in of ultra-high strength steels

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
img ramalingam Ramalingam, Gopalakrishnan
gr9cd@virginia.edu
B.S. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2010
Advisor: Professor Petra Reinke
Research: Mn nanostructures on Si surfaces
img brad richards Richards, Bradley
btr4we@virginia.edu
B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Aerospace Engineering, 2010
Advisor: Professor Haydn Wadley
Research: Environmental barrier coatings for high-temperature [top] ceramics
rebecca shallerSchaller, Rebecca Filardo
rfs3ku@virginia.edu
M.S. Portland State Univeristy, Physics, 2010
B.S. Univeristy of Oregon, Spanish, 2005
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research:
Eric Schindeholtz Schindelholz, Eric
es3cv@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Minnesota, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2001
M.A. Queens University, Art Preservation, 2004
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Corrosion
matt schneider Schneider, Matt
mms3sf@virginia.edu
B.S. Purdue University West Lafayette,
Materials Science and Engineering, 2011
Advisor: Professor James Howe
Research: Investigation of random high-angle grain boundary motion with transmission electron microscopy
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 avialableShen, Junchong
js9rt@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Science and Technology of China, Materials Physics, 2011
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research:

Cindy ShiShi, Yijing (Cindy)
ys6ea@virginia.edu
B.E. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Materials Science, 2006
M.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, Materials Science, 2009
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Corrosion

No Picture AvailableShugart, Kathleen
kns9a@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Mary Washington, Physics and Classic Civilizations, 2007
M.S. University of Virginia, Engineering Physics, 2010
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila[top]
Research: Oxidation behavior of ultra high temperature ceramic materials

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Sopcisak, Joseph
jjs9av@virginia.edu 
B.S. University of Pittsburgh, Materials Science and Eng., 2012 
Advisor: Professor James Fitz-Gerald
Research: Advanced intermediate materials for rare-earth free permanent magnets

jay srinivasan Srinivasan, Jayendran
js3be@virginia.edu
M.S. University of Florida, Materials Science and Engineering, 2010
M.Sc Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Chemistry, 2009
B.E Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Chemical Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Localized Corrosion on Stainless Steel
Tayler, Merrill
mlt8j@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Utah, 2006
M.S. Univeristy of Texas, Materials Science, 2008
Advisor: Professor John Scully
Research: Corrosion
Lok-kun Tsui Tsui, Lok-Kun
lt7ze@virginia.edu
B.S. James Madison University, 2009
Advisors: Professor Giovanni Zangari
Research: Photoelectrochemistry and electrodeposition
img student Unveroglu, Begum
bu3ey@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Zangari
Research: [top]
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
xiaoyu wang Wang, Xiaoyu
xw6eb@virginia.edu
B.S. Wuhan University, Metallic Materials Engineering, 2011
M.S Stony Brook University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2013
Advisor: Professor Hadyn Wadley
Research: Celluar Coatings
yuhan wang Wang, Yuan
yw9ep@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Jiwei Lu
Research:
Waterman, Thaddeus (Thad)
tww2rg@virginia.edu
B.S. Michigan Tech University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2013
Advisor: Professor Jimmy Burns/John Scully
Research: Strain rate influence on stress corrosion cracking
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]

Engineering Physics Students

No Picture AvailableAbdul Karim, Eaman Tahir
eta3b@virginia.edu
B.S Al-Mustansiriyah University, Physics, 1992
M.S. University of Technology Baghdad, Lasar Physics, 1996
Advisor: Professor Leonid Zhigilei
Research: Computational Materials Modeling

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
No Picture AvailableLi, Xiaopu
xl6ba@virginia.edu
B.S. Peking University, Physics, 2011
Advisor: Professor Joe Poon
Research:[top]
Emma Mitchell Mitchell, Emma
ehm4qb@virginia.edu
B.S. Vassar College, Physics, 2010
Advisor: Professor Raul Baragiola
Research: Surface Science

Eun OhOh, Eun
eso8u@virginia.edu
B.S. Swarthmore College, Engineering
M.S. Johns Hopkins Univeristy, Physics
Advisor: Cass Sackett
Research:

No Picture AvailablePeterson, Alex
asp8a@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Joe Poon
Research: Metallic Glasses

No Picture AvailableRodgers, Theron
tmr9a@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Missouri-Columbia, Physics, 2008
Advisor: Professor Haydn Wadley
Research: Celluar Materials

No Picture AvailableSchaible, Micah James
ms5vf@virginia.edu
B.S. Montana Technical University, Mechincal Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Professor Raul Baragiola
Research: Electrostatic Charging of Dust Particles on Planetary Surface Bodies

No Picture Available 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
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

matt steiner Steiner, Matt
mas4cw@virginia.edu
B.S. Columbia University, Engineering Physics, 2008
Advisor: Professor James Fitz-Gerald
Research: Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation of Inorganic Nanoparticles via Metal-Organic Precursors, and the Pulsed Laser Deposition of Nanoparticles and Thin Films
Hayley Williamson Williamson, Hayley
hnw9ew@virginia.edu
B.S. Randolph-Macon College, Physics and Mathematics, 2013
Advisor: Professor Bob Johnson
Research: Atomospheric Modeling of Mars
adam woodson Woodson, Adam
akw8r@virginia.edu
B.S. Truman State University, Physics and Mathematics, 2001
Advisor: Professor Raul Baragiola
Research: Measurement of electrons emitted from thin carbon foils due to collisions with energetic atoms, analysis of data and detection efficiency for the Cassini Ion Mass Spectrometer, development of an improved ion mass spectrometer design for future space missions[top]

Collaborating Students

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: Development of catalytic coatings for hypersonic vehicle cooling systems