Schuh Group

The Boss

Professor Christopher A Schuh
Danae and Vasilios Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy
 8-201     617-253-6901
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

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Ievgeniia Chaban
2014 MS, Physics and Nanomaterials, Le Mans University, France
2017 PhD, Materials Science, Le Mans University, France
Research Interests:
Laser-induced particle impact, non-destructive material probing with ultrasound
Dr. Alice Perrin
2015 BS, Physics, The College of William and Mary
2019 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Interests:
Metallic alloy synthesis, development, and characterization
Dr. Ahmed Tiamiyu
2011 BSc, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria
2015 MSc, Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science), University of Saskatchewan, Canada
2019 PhD, Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science), University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Research Interests:
Laser-induced particle impact; Materials characterization?; Mechanical behavior of materials

Graduate Students

Isabel Crystal
2016 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests:
Shape memory ceramics
Thomas Matson
2019 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Interests:
Discovery and design of stable nanocrystalline alloys
Yannick Naunheim
2014 International Diploma, Material Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
2015 BS, Industrial Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2018 MSc, Materials Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Research Interests:
Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline materials
Daniel Ng
2019 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
Research Interests:
Nanocrystalline alloy synthesis and characterization
Christian Oliver
2017 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests:
Accelerated sintering and nanocrystalline stability
Edward Pang
2015 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
2016 MPhil, Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK
Research Interests:
Shape memory ceramics
Yuchen Sun
2017 BA, Chemistry, Cornell University
Research Interests:
Laser-induced particle impact
Nutth Tuchinda
2018 B.Eng., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Research Interests:
Nanocrystalline alloys
Malik Wagih
2013 BS, Mechanical Engineering, The British University in Egypt
2018 MS, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests:
Stability of nanocrystalline metals

Past Members

Visiting Scientists

Dr. Hyelim Choi, Kookmin University, South Korea, 2018
Hirotaka Matsunaga, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan, 2018
Dr. Eric Dahlgren, Braidy Industries, 2017
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, Italy, 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. Dor Amram, 2019
Dr. Won Seok Choi, 2019
Dr. Thomas J. Hardin, 2019
Dr. Alan Lai, 2019
Dr. Mostafa Hassani-Gangaraj, 2018
Dr. Kathrin Graetz, 2017
Dr. Peter Larsen, 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

Victor Kenneth Champagne, S.M., 2019
Energy Dissipation in Shape Memory Zirconia Particles, Packings, and Composites
Katherine Stone, S.M., 2019
Effects of an electric current applied to metals during solidification
Ashley Hartwell, S.M., 2018
Shape memory alloys for small scale actuation
Arvind Kalidindi, PhD, 2018
An alloy selection and processing framework for nanocrystalline materials
Dr. Wenting Xing, PhD, 2018
Design of Stable Nanostructure Configurations in Ternary Alloys
Dr. 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: 2016 Best PhD Thesis Award
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