Marquis Research Group

Our buzzwords: Alloy microstructures, Evolution, Precipitation, Segregation, Oxidation, Corrosion, Radiation effects, Mechanical properties, 3D, Microscopy

“Fire coral”: Colored SEM image of the top surface of pure Ti oxidized in air, showing textured, spiky TiO2. By Thomas Valenza.

Positions available:

  • Postdoc researcher:
    • Position available: contact us!
  • Graduate students:
    • Multiple positions available: contact us!
  • Undergraduate students:
    • MSE 490 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Available: contact us!

Email us at [email protected] if interested or for questions.

Group Timeline

  • May 2024
    • Isabelle Hopf and Trevor Balduck (rising MSE juniors) join us to start learning about materials research and more: Welcome!
  • April 2024
  • January 2024
    • Congratulations to Thomas who successfully defended his thesis!
  • November 2023
    • Konnor Walter joins the group as a PhD student: Welcome!
  • October 2023
    • Dear Ian, we were looking forward to working and learning with you. We will miss you.
  • September 2023
    • Nina Perry and Ian Greeley join the group as PhD students.
    • Along with Audrey Yung (senior MSE), Heather Hare (senior MSE) and Eli Rotman (SUGS) also join the group to work on year long research projects: Welcome all!
  • May 2023
    • Congratulations to Anshul who successfully defended his thesis!
    • Austin Lan (MSE SUGS) joins us for to work on a summer research project: Welcome Austin!
  • January 2023
    • Dr Reza Roumina joins us as a postdoc: Welcome!
    • Benjamin Routhier (MSE undergraduate) joins us for a semester to learn more about research. Welcome!
  • September 2022
    • Best wishes to Dr Tian Liu for her next adventures at PNNL!
    • Nina Perry (MSE undergraduate) and Audrey Yung (MSE undergraduate) join us to work on undergraduate research projects: Welcome!
  • May 2022
    • Aaron Cooke (MSE undergraduate) and Kate Moo (MSE SUGS) join us for research experiences this summer and next year: Welcome Kate and Aaron!
  • January 2022
    • Nina Perry (MSE undergraduate) joins us to learn about APT: welcome Nina!
  • September 2021
    • Daniele Offidani joins the group: Welcome Daniele!
    • We wish Juliane all the best on her next adventures.
  • May 2021
    • All the best, Kathleen, in your new adventures at Eaton!
  • April 2021
    • Congratulations to Iman for his faculty position at the University of Oklahoma! Enjoy the summer and all the best!
  • March 2021
    • Congratulations to Kathleen who successfully defended her thesis!
  • October 2020
    • Congratulations to Li-Jen who successfully defended his thesis! Wishing you a safe trip to Taiwan.
  • September 2020
    • Dr Fei Xue joins us as a postdoc: Welcome!
  • June 2020
    • Congratulations to Talia who successfully defended her thesis! Best wishes for your next adventures on the west coast!
  • February 2020
    • Kathleen is awarded the 2020 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship from TMS and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). Congratulations Kathleen!
  • September 2019
    • Talia receives the ACerS GEMS Award, Diamond Ranking for her presentation at MS&T in Portland, OR: Congratulations Talia!
    • David Allen and Hailey Kuntz, both MSE seniors, start research projects with us: Welcome!
  • September 2019
    • Juliane Scholtz joins the group: Welcome!
  • July 2019
    • Kathleen wins one of a best poster prize at the Gordon Research Conference on Physical Metallurgy and is elected co-chair of the next (2021) Gordon Research Seminar on Physical Metallurgy. Congratulations Kathleen!
  • May 2019
    • Ransom received his Master’s Degree. Congratulations Ransom!
    • Paul received his Master’s Degree. Congratulations Paul and all the best in your future adventures!
  • November 2018
  • October 2018
    • Welcome Dr Tian Liu!
  • September 2018
    • Thomas Valenza and Anshul Kamboj join the group: Welcome!
    • Li-Jen is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Li-Jen!
  • August 2018
    • Dr. Yakun Zhu joins the group: Welcome!
  • June 2018
    • Kathleen is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Kathleen!
  • May 2018
    • David Allen and Malhar Kute, MSE rising juniors at UoM, join us for the summer: welcome!
  • January 2018
    • Ransom Stamps joins the group: welcome!
  • December 2017
    • Best wishes to Peng-Wei in his next adventures in Taiwan and job with TSMC!
  • November 2017
  • September 2017
    • Paul Chao joins the group: welcome!
    • Congratulations to Ellen who successfully defended her thesis! Best wishes for your next adventures and job with Engineering Systems.
  • August 2017
    • Talia Barth is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Talia!
    • Congratulations to Peng-Wei Chu who successfully defended his thesis! 
    • Ransom and Etienne: thank you for your time with us, we’ll miss you! 
    • Welcome Dr. Iman Ghamarian!
  • July 2017
  • June 2017
    • Ransom Stamps, senior student at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, joins us for the summer: welcome!
  • May 2017
    • Congratulations to Kevin who successfully defended his thesis! Best wishes for your next adventures and job with Bettis!
  • April 2017
    • Best wishes to Yan for her next adventures and job with Applied Materials!
    • Best wishes to Mukesh for his next adventures at Idaho national Laboratory!
  • March 2017
    • Etienne Le Mire, student at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, joins us for a few months: welcome!
  • December 2016
  • November 2016
    • Ellen and Peng-Wei win silver medals in the MSE graduate symposium!
  • September 2016
    • Larissa Woryk (MSE senior) joins us for a few months.
    • Elaina is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Elaina!
    • Best wishes to Vic for his next adventures in Zurich!
  • August 2016
    • Li-Jen Yu and Kathleen Chou join the group: welcome!
  • July 2016
  • June 2016
    • James Mohan (sophomore – MSE major) and Riley Bohr (junior – CS major) join us for the summer of research on atom probe tomography data analysis methods.
  • May 2016
    • Best wishes to Lan and Adam for their next adventures!
  • April 2016
    • Lindsay wins the Best Session Award for all of the Medical Device Development Projects in the ME Undergraduate Symposium. Congratulations Lindsay!
    • Adam received his Master’s Degree. Congratulations Adam!
  • December 2015
    • Best wishes to Jong-Doo Ju for his next position.
  • September 2015
    • Junhua Chen, Ana Reyes, and Lindsay Purvis start undergraduate research projects: welcome!
    • Welcome to the group, Talia Barth!
  • June 2015
    • JongDoo Ju joins the group: welcome!
  • May 2015
    • Timothy Chan, Graham Keep, Yuling Liu, and Yuxiang Zhang start a summer of undergraduate research experience with us: welcome!
  • April 2015
    • Ellen is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Ellen! Best wishes to Craig for his new job!
    • Andrew Chen Thank you for your participation as undergrad researcher- have fun at Stanford!
  • March 2015
    • Lifan Yan joins the group half time. Welcome back Lifan!
  • January 2015
    • Thomas Bajis Thank you for your participation as undergrad researcher!
  • October 2014
    • Yimeng is starting a new position at Cameca Instruments in Madison, WI. We will miss you!
  • September 2014
    • Elaina Anderson: Welcome to our group!
  • August 2014
    • Dr. Vicente Aurollo-Peters joins us from the University of Sydney: welcome!
    • Peng-Wei is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Peng-Wei!
    • UM junior Benjamin Utall-Beroff finished his summer project with us: have fun next semester in Japan!
  • May 2014
    • UM senior Chad Kay is graduating and starting at Ford. Thank you for your time with us and all the best!
    • UM junior Maureen Daum finished her semester project: thank you for your contribution!
  • April 2014
    • Reshma Mathew is awarded a MS degree: best wishes for the future.
    • Kevin Fisher is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Kevin!
  • December 2013
    • Allen Hunter is off to FEI. Thank you for your contribution and time with us!
  • November 2013
    • Dr. Lan Yao from Oak Ridge National Laboratory joins the group!
  • September 2013
    • Craig Shaner, Welcome to the group!
  • August 2013
    • Yan Dong‘s first paper accepted in Journal of Nuclear Materials.
  • July 2013
    • UM senior Julia Kohanek‘s short summer with us. Good luck in grad school!
  • May 2013
    • Good luck to UM sophomore Sean Gray in his future endeavors. Thank you for your contribution and time with us!
  • April 2013
  • Feb 2013
  • Feb 2013
    • Peng-Wei Chu Welcome to our group!
  • September 2012
    • Ellen Sitzmann and Kevin Fisher join the group.
  • May 2012
    • Welcome Adam McFarland, a summer undergraduate researcher!
  • March 2012
    • Dr. Allen Hunter from Northwestern U joins the group.
  • February 2012
    • Dr. Mukesh Bachhav from U. of Rouen joins the group.
  • September 2011
    • Yan Dong and Reshma Mathew join the group.
  • June 2011
    • Dr. Yimeng Chen from NIMS in Japan joins the group.
  • January 2011: Day 1.