Schuh Group

The Boss

Professor Christopher A Schuh
Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Danae and Vasilios Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy

 6-113     617-253-6901     schuh@mit.edu
Education: Teaching:
1997 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois
2001 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
2001 Ernest O. Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
3.044/3.52 Materials Processing
3.082 Materials Processing Laboratory

Visiting Scientists

Dr. Hyelim Choi
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 hyelim@mit.edu
Education:
2009 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Kookmin University, South Korea
2011 MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Kookmin University, South Korea
2015 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Kookmin University, South Korea
Research Interests:
Shape memory alloys; porous materials
Dr. Eric Dahlgren
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 ericnbd@mit.edu
Education:
2006 MS, Mathematics, Lund University, Sweden
2007 MS, Engineering Physics, Lund University, Sweden
2013 PhD, Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
Research Interests:
Nucleation; liquid to solid transformation; metallic glasses
Yannick Naunheim
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 naunheim@mit.edu
Education:
2014 International Diploma, Material Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
2015 BS, Industrial Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Research Interests:
Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Dor Amram
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 doramram@mit.edu
Education:
2010 BSc, Materials Science and Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
2010 BSc, Chemistry, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
2015 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Research Interests:
Stability of nanocrystalline alloys; interfacial phenomena in solids
Dr. Mostafa Hassani-Gangaraj
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 mhassani@mit.edu
Education:
2007 BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran
2010 MS, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
2014 PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Research Interests:
Cold spray; severe plastic deformation; surface engineering
Dr. Alan Lai
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 alanlai@mit.edu
Education:
2007 BEng, Metals and Materials Engineering, McGill University
2010 MEng, Resource Engineering, TUDelft
2016 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests:
Shape memory alloys

Graduate Students

Victor Kenneth Champagne
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 vchampag@mit.edu
Education:
2017 BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research Interests:
Shape memory ceramics
Isabel Crystal
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 icrystal@mit.edu
Education:
2016 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests:
Shape memory ceramics
Thomas J. Hardin
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 hardin@mit.edu
Education:
2012 BS, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
2014 MS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University
Research Interests:
Powder metallurgy & HR-EBSD
Ashley Hartwell
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 ashjhart@mit.edu
Education:
2016 BS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Research Interests:
Shape memory alloys
Arvind Kalidindi
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 arvkal@mit.edu
Education:
2013 BS, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
Research Interests:
Stability of nanocrystalline metals
Edward Pang
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 epang@mit.edu
Education:
2015 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
2016 MPhil, Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK
Research Interests:
Shape memory ceramics
Katherine Stone
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 katstone@mit.edu
Education:
2016 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests:
Bulk metallic glasses
Wenting Xing
 8-139   
 617-253-6435
 wentingx@mit.edu
Education:
2011 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
2012 MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests:
Stability of nanocrystalline metals

Past Members

Visiting Scientists

Yuki Ito, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan, 2017
Hiroyuki Mori, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan, 2016
Josef Hazi, Oxford University, 2015
Narin Jantaping, 2015
Dr. Hyon-Jee Lee Voigt, 2014
S. Mostafa Hassani-Gangaraj, Politecnico di Milano, 2013
Dr. Masato Ito, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, 2013
Xiaomei Zeng, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, 2013
Professor Dongyang Li, University of Alberta, Canada, 2011
Dr. Takuya Maekawa, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan, 2011
Professor Rafael A. Mesquita, University Nove de Julho, Brazil, 2011
Dr. Hidetoshi Somekawa, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, 2011
Dr. Makoto Igarashi, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan, 2010
Professor David Rodney, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, 2009
Dr. Kenichi Yaguchi, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan, 2009
Dr. Koichi Kita, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan, 2008
Dr. Claudio Morales, Tenaris Center for Industrial Research, 2007
Dr. Hani Ahmed, Visiting Scientist, Egypt, 2006
Dr. Marcel Gines, Centre for Industrial Research, 2006
Professor Jose San Juan, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain, 2006
Professor Hong Liang, Texas A&M University, 2005
Dr. Soeren Mueller, Visiting PhD Student, 2004
Dr. Olufemi Olowolafe, University of Maryland, 2004

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Kathrin Graetz, 2017
Dr. Zengbao Jiao, 2016
Dr. Matteo Seita, 2016
Dr. Nihan Tuncer, 2016
Dr. Jordina Fornell Beringues, 2015
Dr. Tongjai Chookajorn, 2015
Dr. Hang Yu, 2015
Dr. Ki Sub Cho, 2014
Dr. Hun Kee Lee, 2013
Dr. Lin Li, 2013
Dr. Wenjun Cai, 2012
Dr. Srikant Gollapardi, 2012
Dr. Chuang Deng, 2011
Dr. Oliver Franke, 2009
Dr. Naser Alaqeeli, 2008
Dr. Jonathan Trenkle, 2008
Dr. Pablo Castro, 2006
Dr. Alan Lund, 2006

Graduate Students

Kathleen Carmody Alexander, PhD, 2016
An Off-Lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo Method for the Investigation of Grain Boundary Kinetic Processes
Sabrina Ball, MS, 2016
Stress Effects on Atomistic Kinetic Transitions
Dr. Michael Gibson, PhD, 2016
Segregation and Embrittlement in Metallic Interfaces: Bounds, Models, and Trends
Dr. Ting-Yun Huang, PhD, 2016
Stability of Nanostructured/Amorphous Aluminum-Manganese Alloys
Dr. Alan Lai, PhD, 2016
Shape Memory Ceramics in Small Volumes
Xueying Zhao, MS, 2016
Shape Memory Zirconia Foams Through Ice Templating
Dr. Zachary Cordero, PhD, 2015
Microstructure Design of Mechanically Alloyed Materials
Dr. Samuel Cross, PhD, 2015
Computational Design of Multilayer Coatings for Galvanic Protection of Steel
Dr. Oliver Kent Johnson, PhD, 2015
Grain Boundary Network Design
Dr. Mansoo Park, PhD, 2015
Design of Bulk Nanocrystalline Tungsten Alloys via Nano-Phase Separation Sintering
Dr. Samuel Arthur Humphry-Baker, PhD, 2014
Controlling Microstructure of Nanocrystalline Thermoelectrics Through Powder Processing
Daniel Peykov, MS, 2014
Stability of Photonic Crystals
Dr. Tongjai Chookajorn, PhD, 2013
Enhancing Stability of Powder-Route Nanocrystalline Tungsten-Titanium via Alloy Thermodynamics: 2014 Best PhD Thesis Award
Dr. Heather Murdoch, PhD, 2013
Design of a Stable Nanocrystalline Alloy
Dr. Stian Ueland, PhD, 2013
Grain Constraint and Size Effects in Shape Memory Alloy Microwires
Eric Szablinski, MS, 2012
A Systematic Study of the Taylor Method for Production of Cu-based Shape Memory Alloy Microwires
Dr. Srikanth Patala, PhD, 2011
Topological Analysis of the Grain Boundary Space: 2011 Outstanding PhD Thesis Award
Dr. Timothy Rupert, PhD, 2011
Nanocrystalline Alloys: Enhanced Strengthening Mechanisms and Mechanically-Driven Structural Evolution
Dr. Aparna Singh, PhD, 2011
Effect of Nano-Scale Twinning on the Fracture, Fatigue and Wear Properties of Copper
Tiffany Ziebell, MS, 2011
Residual Stress in Nanocrystalline Nickel Tungsten Electrodeposits
Dr. David Fischer, PhD, 2010
Silicon-Rich Alloys for Structural Applications
Dr. Eric Homer, PhD, 2010
Modeling the Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Metals by Shear Transformation Zone Dynamics: 2010 Outstanding PhD Thesis Award
Dr. Shiyun Ruan, PhD, 2010
Hard and Tough Electrodeposited Al-Mn Alloys with Tailored Nanostructures
Dr. Jeremy Mason, PhD, 2009
Analysis of Crystallographic Texture Information by the Hyperspherical Harmonic Expansion: 2009 Outstanding PhD Thesis Award
Dr. Ying Chen, PhD, 2008
Percolation and Homogenization Theories for Heterogeneous Materials
Wang S. Lei, MS, 2008
Potential applications of a toughened silicon-based alloy
Dr. Corinne Packard, PhD, 2008
Nanomechanical Studies of Metallic Glasses at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures
Dr. Jason Trelewicz, PhD, 2008
Nanostructure Stabilization and Mechanical Behavior of Binary Nanocrystalline Alloys
Dr. Andrew Detor, PhD, 2007
Grain Size Control and Microstructural Evolution in Nanocrystalline Ni-W Alloys
Dr. Xiaoling Fu, PhD, 2007
Mechanical Behavior of Bulk Metallic Glass and its Composites
Dr. Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, PhD, 2006
Sintering and Joining of Low Temperature Co-Fired Tungsten and Aluminum Oxide
Dr. Megan Frary, PhD, 2005
Crystallographically Consistent Percolation Theory for Grain Boundary Networks
Jeff Zelinski, MEng, 2005
An evaluation of grain boundary engineering technology and processing scale-up
Bruce Y.C. Wu, MS, 2004
Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline alloys in the binary Ni-Co system
Manish Deopura, MS, 2003
Processing, Optical Characterization and Nanomechanical Characterization of Tin-Sulfide-Silica Multilayer Structure

Undergraduate Students

Kerri Shukla, Senior Thesis, 2015
The Effect of Annealing on the Microstructure of Cu-Al-Ni-Mn Shape Memory Alloy Microwires
Mac Gager, Senior Thesis, 2014
Cu-based Shape Memory Microwires: Towards Complex Structures
Amanda Olender, Senior Thesis, 2013
Strain Rate Effects on the Behavior of Shape Memory Alloys
Daniel Sauza, Senior Thesis, 2011
Interfacial Characterization of Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni-W Films
Alison Engwall, Senior Thesis, 2009
Atomistic Computer Simulation Analysis of Nanocrystalline Nickel-Tungsten Alloys
Lisa Marie Witmer, Senior Thesis, 2007
An investigation of fatigue in an Fe-based metallic glass by nanoindentation
Vinay Rodrigues, Senior Thesis, 2006
Triple junctions and low angle boundaries
Isaac Benjamin Feitler, Senior Thesis, 2005
Evolution of microstructure and crystalline texture in aluminum sheet metal subjected to high strain rate biaxial deformation
Donald R. Jenket, Senior Thesis, 2005
Electrodeposition of amorphous matrix Ni-W/Wp composites
Jeremy Kyle Mason, Senior Thesis, 2005
Statistical physics of dislocation nucleation by nanoindentation
Christopher Ng, Senior Thesis, 2005
Determination of special boundary coordination at quadruple nodes using EBSD
David Taylor Schoen, Senior Thesis, 2005
Hardness variation and cyclic crystalline-amorphous phase transformation in CuZr alloy during ball milling