Dr. Tarang Mungole has accepted a post-doc position at PNNL. He will be working with Dr. Aashish Rohatgi in the Applied Materials and Performance Group. All the best to Tarang in this new position. We’re excited to have him stay close to Pullman so we can continue to interact regularly.
Several members of our research group gave presentations at MS&T18 held this year in Columbus, OH October 14-18, 2018. Maryam Jamalian presented her work on “Introducing Gradient Structure for Improving Mechanical Properties of TRC-AZ31” and Ben Schuessler presented “Describing Grain Boundary Character through a Triple Junction Distribution Function.” In addition, Field presented work on defect characterization using EBSD, and recent group member, Dr. Khaled Adam came up from Kennesaw State University and presented his recent work on modeling recyrstallization in complex aluminum alloys.
PhD student Ben Schuessler was recognized as a distinguished graduate research fellow during a ceremony at the PACCAR building on the WSU Pullman campus, September 17, 2018. Ben was one of 10 students honored during the celebration that included comments from WSU Vice President for Research, Chris Keane, and PNNL Deputy Director for Research, Malin Young. Congratulations Ben!
On July 20, 2018, Tarang Mungole defended his thesis entitled “DEFORMATION MECHANISMS IN MULTILAYER MATERIALS AT SMALL LENGTH SCALES.” Tarang will continue in the group for now, completing a couple of journal papers while he searches for the next adventure.
PhD student, Ben Schuessler, and I recently attended the 3D workshop held at Carnegie Mellon University. Ben has become quite proficient in using Dream3D and the interaction at the meeting was great for him to make more rapid progress.
Jingyi recently started work, leading EBSD analysis at EAG in Sunnyvale, CA. Congratulations on your new position!