About us

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

Graduate student position available  – contact us.

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    2015 MConnex: fun and hot stuff!

This year’s early news

We will be at Fall MRS in Boston and at TMS in San Diego next year. We have a few new stories and papers in review we can’t wait to share with you!

Group timeline and other news

  • September 2019: 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 the 4 best poster prizes 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!
  • July 2019: Kathleen is awarded the 2020 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship from TMS and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). Congratulations Kathleen!
  • May 2019: Ransom received his Master’s Degree. Congratulations Ransom!
  • May 2019: Paul received his Master’s Degree. Congratulations  Paul and all the best in your future adventures!
  • November 2018: Kathleen win silver medal in the MSE graduate symposium!
  • September 2018: Thomas Maulbeck and Anshul Kamboj join the group: Welcome!
  • September 2018: 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: Talia wins 2nd prize in Structural Materials research Category at the UoM Engineering Graduate Symposium
  • September 2017: Paul Chao joins the group: welcome!
  • September 2017: 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!
  • August 2017: Congratulations to Peng-Wei Chu who successfully defended his thesis! 
  • August 2017: Ransom and Etienne: thank you for your time with us, we’ll miss you! 
  • August 2017: Welcome Dr. Iman Ghamarian!
  • July 2017: Elaina wins a 2017 Microscopy Microanalysis Student Scholar Award!
  • 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!
  • April 2017: 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: Congratulations to Yan who successfully defended her thesis!
  • December 2016: Ellen selected for the 2017 TMS Light Metals Magnesium Best Paper – Student Award!
  • 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.
  • September 2016: Elaina is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Elaina!
  • September 2016: Best wishes to Vic for his next adventures in Zurich!
  • August 2016: Li-Jen Yu and Kathleen Chou join the group: welcome!
  • July 2016: Kevin Fisher wins a Microcopy and Microanalysis Student Award!
  • 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!
  • April 2016: 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!
  • September 2015: 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!
  • April 2015: Best wishes to Craig for his new job!
  • March 2015: Lifan Yan joins the group half time. Welcome back Lifan!
  • April 2015: Andrew Chen Thank you for your participation as undergrad researcher- have fun at Stanford!
  • 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!
  • August 2014: Peng-Wei is now PhD candidate. Congratulations Peng-Wei!
  • August 2014: 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!
  • May 2014: 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.
  • April 2014: 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: Congratulations to Adam McFarland for winning the 2013 Brian Worth Prize!
  • Feb 2013: Congratulations to Yan Dong for receiving the 2013-2014 Barbour fellowship!
  • 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.