Biographies

Included below are biographies of every student researcher currently part of the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys. Feel free to explore them, find out more about each researcher and how they came to join the center.

Graduate Students

Adira Balzac

Thesis Title: Thermomechanical Processing of Refractory Multi-Principal Element Alloys for Ultrahigh Temperature Performance

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Gus Becker

Thesis Title: Development of Cabinet Based Computed Tomography Methods for Studies of Microstructures and Defects in Metals

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Scott Blazanin

Thesis Title: Grain Boundary Fracture Analysis in Aluminum

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Iowa State University

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Summer Camerlo

Thesis Title: Advanced Characterization of Particulate Materials Simulating High Explosives

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

 

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Nelson Delfino de Campos Neto

Thesis Title: Advanced Engineered Coatings with Extended Die Life for Tooling

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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James Frishkoff

Thesis Title: Fe-Containing Multi-Principal Element Alloys for Protective Structures

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Henry Geerlings

Thesis Title: Maximizing Scrap Recycling by Designing Cu Tolerant Steel Compositions

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Juan Gonzalez

Thesis Title: High Temperature Mechanical Properties of Wire Arc Additively Manufactured Alloys

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Oliver Hesmondhalgh

Thesis Title: In-situ Visualization of Microstructure Evolution in Metallic Alloys Under Additive Manufacturing Conditions

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

 

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Spencer Hunt

Thesis Title: Modeling and Quality Predictions of U-10Mo Castings

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

 

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Christopher Jasien

Thesis Title: Microstructure and Processing Links in Beta-Titanium During Additive Manufacturing

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Chloe Johnson

Thesis Title: Mechanisms of Grain Refinement in Laser Powder Bed Fusion of In-Situ Metal Matrix Composite 6061 Aluminum Alloys

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Megan Le Corre

Thesis Title: Additive Manufacturing of Refractory Multi-Principal Element Alloys

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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David Loyola

Thesis Title: Development & Characterization of Thick Electron Beam Welded Commercial Al-Cu Alloy

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

 

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Brady McBride

Thesis Title: Accumulative Roll Bonding of Aluminum and Titanium Sheets Toward Low Temperature Super Plasticity

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Abigail Miklas

Thesis Title: Additive Manufacturing Feasibility of Refractory Alloys

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

 

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Ruben Ochoa

Thesis Title: Control of Microstructure During Additive Manufacturing of Ni Alloys

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Katie O'Donnell

Thesis Title: TBD

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Iowa State University

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Lionel Promel

Thesis Title: Maximizing Scrap Recycling by Designing Cu Tolerant Steel Compositions

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Robert Puerling

Thesis Title: Thermodynamics of Refractory Alloys

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Brian Rodgers

Thesis Title: In-Situ Characterization of Microstructural Evolution During Simulated Additive Manufacturing in Model Alloys

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Alec Saville

Thesis Title: Microstructural Evolution in Titanium Alloys Under Additive Manufacturing Conditions

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

 

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Stuart Shirley

Thesis Title: Evaluation of Processing Path Effects on Microstructure and Properties of Powder AL-TM Alloy

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Charles Smith

Thesis Title: Data Driven Qualification Framework for Metals Additive Manufacturing

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Nadira Surghani

Thesis Title: Casting Modeling and Quality of Metallic Alloys

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Jesus Vazquez Gonzalez

Thesis Title: Lubricious PVD Coatings for Forging Dies

Degree Plan: PhD

University: Colorado School of Mines

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William Waliser

Thesis Title: Fundamentals of Recrystallization Temperature in Binary Nb Alloys

Degree Plan: Masters

University: Colorado School of Mines

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Noah Welch

Thesis Title: Influence of Microstructure on the Oxidation Response of Refractory Complex Concentrated Alloys

Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

University: Iowa State University

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Post-Doctoral Researchers

Sri Ranga Jai Likith

Focus: Simulations of Phonon Phenomena in Meta-stable Beta-Ti

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Benjamin Ellyson

Focus: TWIP/TRIP Metastable Alloys

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Recently Graduated Researchers