Current Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

Graduate Students

Marybeth Parker

Marybeth Parker
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering; University of Tennessee, 2011
M.E. Materials Science & Engineering; University of Virginia, 2014
mep8yq@virginia.edu

Marybeth joined the Kelly group in 2012 after completing an internship at Eastman Chemical Company where she did failure analysis. As an undergraduate student, Marybeth studied crystallography and diffraction at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga and being outdoors.

 

 

 


Piyush Khullar

Piyush Khullar
B.S. Mechanical Engineering; Uttar Pradesh Technical University, 2006
M.S. Mechanical Engineering; Marquette University, 2009
pk8bc@virginia.edu

Piyush joined the Kelly group in 2012 after working for Berry Plastics Corp. (Corrosion Protection Group) as a Field Engineer handling pipeline coating systems in India. During his MS research, Piyush was involved in the development of an innovative bristle tool (MBX Bristle Blaster) for surface preparation and corrosion removal. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and playing tennis.

 

 

 

 


Gilbert Liu

Chao (Gilbert) Liu
B.S. Applied Chemistry; Nanchang University, 2010
M.S. Chemical Engineering; University of Florida, 2012
cl5bc@virginia.edu

Gilbert was orginally born in Dongying, China. He obtained his bachelor degree in applied chemistry at Nanchang University, and master degree in chemical engineering at the University of Florida. He has been so facinatd by mathematical modeling in different engineering problems. In his free time, he loves playing badminton and tennis, watching Sci-Fi & action movies, and listening alternative rock music.

 

 

 


Lindsey Blohm

Lindsey Blohm
B.S. Chemistry; McDaniel College, 2014

Lindsey grew up on the Jersey Shore in Toms River, NJ. She attended McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where she received a degree in Chemistry with a minor in Physics as well as playing varsity softball. Since graduating, she has worked for the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground doing corrosion research. Her research at UVA will be focused on galvanically induced intergranular corrosion. Lindsey still loves to play softball, is an avid NY Mets fan, enjoys TV & movies, classic rock, and being outdoors.

 

 

 

 


Colin Tattersall

Colin Tattersall
B.S. Chemical Engineering; University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2015

Colin is from Pennsylvania and went to the University of Massachusetts- Amherst for his undergraduate study to earn a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. When he has free time, he likes to play pickup games of basketball or volleyball.

 

 

 

 

 


Ryan Katona

Ryan Katona
B.S. Physics and Mathematics; Lynchburg College, 2017
rmk3cb@virginia.edu

Ryan is from Richmond, VA. He did his undergraduate education at Lynchburg College where he received a BS in both Physics and Mathematics while playing on the varsity baseball team. During his undergraduate studies, he did two Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Penn State University and Louisiana State University doing both computational and experimental research focusing on 3D printed metals. In his free time he likes to watch sports, play tennis as well as golf.

 

 

 

 


Utibe-Eno Charles-Granville

Utibe-Eno Charles-Granville
B.S. Petroleum Engineering; University of Uyo, 2007
M.S. Corrosion Control Engineering; University of Manchester, 2009
uc4ba@virginia.edu

Utibe was born in Calabar, Nigeria. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Uyo, and master’s degree in Corrosion Control Engineering at the University of Manchester. During her MS program, she researched the anticorrosive properties of a novel corrosion inhibitor for the protection of mild steel. Since graduating, she has worked for ExxonMobil in Nigeria as a Corrosion Engineer responsible for improving the integrity of production facilities. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV reality shows and playing computer games.

 

 

 

 


Duane Macatangay

Duane Macatangay
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering; University of Virginia, 2017
dtm5fw@virginia.edu

Emigrating from the Philippines at the age of 10, Duane is from Woodbridge, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science: Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2017 where he did research on environmental barrier coatings. He has served as a residential adviser and has also assisted in the instruction of chemistry, materials science, and applied mathematics classes within the university. In his free time, Duane enjoys singing, playing woodwind clarinet, going to the gym, and watching romantic comedies.

 

 


Pedro Atz Dick

Pedro Atz Dick
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering; Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2015
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering; Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2017
pa6bz@virginia.edu

Pedro grew up in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. In his master's degree, Pedro studied aluminum anodizing and the corrosion of aluminum friction stir welds. In his free time, Pedro enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and playing bass or violin.

 

 


 

Undergraduate Students

John Brownhill

John Brownhill
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, Expected 2018
jpb4dq@virginia.edu

John is a third year undergraduate majoring in chemical engineering. He joined the Kelly Group in January of 2016 and worked on the accelerated corrosion of aluminum alloys for a project sponsored by Pittsburgh Plate and Glass. John is a saxophone player for the Cavalier Marching Band and enjoys performing for the community. John will be interning for Arconic over the summer of 2017, working on powder development for additive manufacturing.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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