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Materials Science Students | Engineering Physics Students | Collaborating Students
img studentAmatya, 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
Jishnu Bhattacharyya 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

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

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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

lindsey blohm Blohm, Lindsey
lmb8ee@virginia.edu
B.S. McDaniel Colleg, Chemistry, 2013
Advisor: Professor Rob Kelly
Research: Corrosion
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
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]
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 University, Physics, 2012
M.M.S.E, University of Virginia, Materials Science, 2014
Advisor: Professor David Green
Research: Surface modification of graphene for nanocomposites
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
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. U.C.L.A., Materials Engineering
Advisor: Professor Stu Wolf
Research: Spin torque nano-oscillators [top]
img student Golden, Rob
rag5wa@virginia.edu 
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: Matrix development for SiC ceramic 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

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
jay einhorn
Hoglund, Eric
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: Elizabeth Opila
Research: Hot Corrosion and Cyclic Oxidation of Marinized 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
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

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

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]

jay einhorn Robert, Klein
rwk6aw@virginia.edu
B.S. Engineering Science (Nanomedicine), Univeristy of Virginia, 2014
Advisor: Professor Sean Agnew
Research: Finite element modeling of materials deformation processes 

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
jay einhorn
Lutton, Katie
img student McFarland, Bonnie
bm8tt@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Beth Opila
Research: High-temperature Oxidation of Ceramics
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

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.


Meyer, Kelsey

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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 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:
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

jay einhornSantucci, Raymond

Advisor: Professor John Scully

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:
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:
no image avialableShih, Cheng-Yu
B.S. University of Virginia
Advisor: Professor Leo Zhigilei
Research:
jay srinivasan Srinivasan, Jayendran
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 of Stainless Steel
Steiner, Patrick
pjs6v@virginia.edu
B.S. University of Virginia, Chemistry, 2015
Advisor: Professor James Burns
Research: Cracking of 5000xx Al
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: Electrodeposition of Cu-In thin films as precursors for the promising photovoltaic material CuInSa2[top]
jay einhornVolders, Cameron
cjv5zu@virginia.edu
Advisor:
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, Yuan
yw9ep@virginia.edu
Advisor: Professor Jiwei Lu
Research:
thad waterman 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
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]

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

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

 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 AvailableSchaible, Micah James
ms5vf@virginia.edu
B.S. Montana Technical University, Mechincal Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Professor Bob Johnson
Research: Electrostatic Charging of Dust Particles on Planetary Surface Bodies

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 Williamson Williamson, Hayley
hnw9ew@virginia.edu
B.S. Randolph-Macon College, Physics and Mathematics, 2013
Advisor: Professor Bob Johnson
Research: Atomospheric Modeling of Mars

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: Environmental Barrier Coatings