Job Candidate Poster Session: Job Candidate Poster Session
Program Organizers: Ebrahim Asadi, University of Memphis; Michael Tonks, Pennsylvania State University; E-Wen Huang, National Chiao Tung University

Monday 6:00 PM
February 27, 2017
Room: Hall B1
Location: San Diego Convention Ctr


JOB-1: About Me, Yi-Hung Chen: E-Wen Huang1; Yi-Hung Chen1; 1National Chiao Tung University
     My name is Yi-Hung Chen. I come from National Chiao Tung University at Taiwan. I am a master student. And my advisor E-wen Huang is assistant professor in department of Materials science and Engineering, so I study metal materials. My graduate research is about high entropy alloy of CoCrFeMnNi. For this new material, the study of me focus on what their mechanical properties and atomic structure will change with lower temperature or higher pressure. I manufacture our alloys by myself. The lab gave me a chance to learn arc melting in National Tsinghua University, and we make metal powder to do powder diffraction. The experiments in NSRRC give me valuable experience about X-ray diffraction. I also know some program for crystallography diffraction profile analysis, such as GSAS, GSASII, Powdercell. In addition to experiments, I also learn some simulation, such as EVPSC.

JOB-2: Computational Researcher Specialized in Phase Formation Theory and Characterization of Multi-component Alloys: Changning Niu1; 1Ohio State University
    I received my PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2015 and my bachelor’s degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2011. I have been a post doctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University since 2015. Multi-component alloys have been my major research subject during my PhD study as well as an important part of my postdoc projects. Tools of my research include Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Monte Carlo methods. My studies focus on phase formation theory and characterization of these alloys. I pursue a career as a scientific researcher who applies state-of-the-art computational technologies for investigation of solid-state materials.

JOB-3: Experimental Material Scientist with Microscopy and Diffraction Tools: Raghavendra K G1; 1Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Homi Bhabha National Institute
    The quest for the fundamental aspects that govern the materials behavior has been my motivation to take up research. I am Raghavendra K. G, pursuing Ph.D (Physical Sciences) from HBNI, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India, submitting my thesis by May – 2017, supervised by Dr. Arup Dasgupta. I completed my Masters in Physics from NITK Surathkal, in 2011. I am working on ZrO2 dispersoid strengthened Fe based ODS alloys. Electron Microscopy (TEM & SEM), XRD and Calorimetry are major tools of my investigation. Being part of a multi-disciplinary research group helped me gain expertise in FIB - liftout technique on wide range of materials, including powders. With ample collection of tools in my kit to justly investigate a material, I am ready to take up the bigger challenge. Post Ph.D, I am looking for an opportunity in academia or industry which will expose me to challenges that test my skills and knowledge.

JOB-4: Exploration of Structure Property Relationships as Seen by a Beyond Her Years Millennial: Christina Cox1; 1Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Structure property relationships have fascinated me from the day I first saw atoms with a transmission electron microscope. After completing three internships in nanotechnology, I expanded my scope by majoring in materials science and engineering at the University of Tennessee. Outside of class, I have delved deeper into ceramics study while focusing on hydrothermal, sol-gel, and solid-state synthesis of conductive transparent oxides. Following a year spent enjoying this work, I decided explore the mechanical behavior and failure analysis of high temperature alloys at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Materials Science and Technology Division. As a current research intern at (ORNL), I enjoy the daily opportunity to problem solve, optimize processes, and analyze findings. I am in search of a career in industry that will offer such opportunities and hope to begin applying my experience, passion for materials, and drive to an engineering company soon.

JOB-5: Future Reliability Engineer of Lead-Free System: Cong Zhao1; 1Auburn University
    Cong Zhao received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Central South University in China at 2011, and then got his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2013. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. As a research assistant in the NSF Center for Advance Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics (CAVE3) of Auburn University, his current research interests include board level reliability analysis of Pb-free solder alloy under harsh environment, surface mount technology (SMT) packaging and process, and development of new solder alloy materials. Cong is a member of SMTA, IEEE, IMAPS, TMS and ASME, and has been inducted into the Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies. Cong has authored or co-authored near 10 technical publications, including one paper selected as Best Student Paper of SMTAI 2015.

JOB-6: Looking for a Faculty Position in Material Modeling: Shengfeng Yang1; 1University of California, San Diego
    My name is Shengfeng Yang. Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and I earned my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) in 2014. I am particularly interested in a faculty position in the area of mechanical engineering, material science, and aerospace engineering, with a focus on material modeling and computational mechanics. My research work has concentrated on developing methods for predicting the mechanical behaviors of materials and structures at multiple length scales. Regarding my research expertise, I have published twelve peer-reviewed journal articles, one book chapter and given eleven conference presentations, as well as developed the novel concurrent atomistic-continuum simulation tool installed at UF High-Performance Computing Center. Currently, I am leading the development of a material science tool to construct interfacial phase diagrams for metallic alloys and ceramic materials at UCSD.

JOB-7: Looking for a Post-doctoral Position in Computational Shock-physics: Anupam Neogi1; 1IIT Kharagpur
    Anupam Neogi has obtained B.Sc (Hons.) and M.Sc degree in Physics from The University of Burdwan, India, in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India and the expected date of completion is June 2016. He is studying how materials react, change and/or deformed when being subjected to extreme condition of pressure, temperature and strain. He use classical molecular dynamics (MD) and Density Functional Theory based MD (DFT-MD) method, especially DFT informed Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics (BO-MD). He has extensive experience in atomistic modeling of metals, polymers and water. He is actively looking for a post-doctoral position where he can utilized his experience and knowledge.

JOB-9: Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Response of Materials by Design and Modeling: Aniket Dutt1; 1University of North Texas
     Aniket Dutt is at present pursuing PhD at UNT and his main focus of research involves: • Microstructural evolution of high temperature materials through materials by design using GA approach • Study of friction stir processing of titanium alloys • FSW modeling • Study of FSW of A286 austenitic steel • Mechanical properties of laser additive Ti-6Al-4V componentHe is skilled in FSW, microcopy (SEM, TEM, FIB, 3DAP), mechanical testing (Mini-tensile, Creep, Hardness) and computational tools (Matlab, COMSOL and Abaqus). During B.E., he developed a novel approach to determine the thermodynamic data. Working as a summer trainee at TATA steel, he did research in the field of physical modeling of steel and continued study in physical modeling of steel during M.Tech at IIT Kanpur. He would like to an opportunity to apply his technical knowledge and research ability to benefit mutual growth and success.

JOB-10: My Aspirations, My Background, My World: Alec Affolter1; 1University of Tennessee
    College has left me seasoned with materials knowledge and internships, and they have allowed me to hone my aspirations and the career I desire. I have always felt that I need to branch out and experience as much as this world has to offer, so I completed three independent internships during the summers of my college years. I began with industry, conducting performance and reliability research on a tea machine for Franke Foodservice Systems. I then participated in a short research program at UT, followed by a half-summer academic program at the London School of Economics. Finally, I took on a full-time summer research program at ORNL on silicate synthesis. And yet, after all of this, I want to work in industry. I yearn to get an MBA and work my way to the top. I have an open mind but am most interested in polymers, renewable energy, and nanomaterials.

JOB-11: My Background and Ability: Tsung-Ruei Sui1; 1National Chiao Tung University
    My name is Tsung-Ruei Suei. I am now a graduate student at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. My Major is material science and engineering and my current research is "Low cycle fatigue properties of a CoCrFeMnNi equiatomic high-entropy alloys". During my graduate studies, I got the chance to use synchrotron and neutron as light source to conduct in-situ experiment. Furthermore, I am also available to use Molecular Dynamics(MD) to verify what I observe in experiments.

JOB-12: Silicon Purification and Growth from Si-based Alloy: Lifeng Zhang1; Yaqiong Li1; 1University of Science and Technology Beijing
     Metallurgical researcher with a research experience in the field of semiconductor production process, Seeking a challenging full-time position where I can use my knowledge, expertise, skills and enthusiasm, which will assist my career development and contribute effectively to the progress of the organization. Overview: 2015.06 – Present, Postdoctoral research fellow, School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), P.R. China, Supervisor: Prof. Lifeng ZHANG; 2013.10 - 2014.10, Visiting student, Department of Materials Engineering, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan, Supervisor: Prof. Kazuki MORITA; 2010.09 - 2015.05, Ph.D. Degree, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), P.R. China, Supervisor: Prof. Yi TAN; 2007.09 - 2009.07, M.E. Degree, School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University (NEU), P.R. China, Supervisor: Prof. Xiujing ZHAI2003.09 - 2007.07, B.E. Degree, College of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, P.R. China

JOB-13: Solidification Microstructures in Nickel Alloy 718 and Other Materials Research: Thomas Ivanoff1; 1University of Texas at Austin
    I am a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and I intend to graduate in the summer of 2017. I received my master's degree from UT Austin in mechanical engineering in 2014. I received a B.S. in physics and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2012. As an undergraduate I investigated the properties of switchgrasses used for ethanol production and studied how patterned nanorods affect friction. For my master’s thesis, I studied the thermomechanical processing behavior of AA7075 aluminum sheet. I continued investigating thermomechanical processing issues with Ti-6-4. My doctoral research is on solidification microstructures in nickel alloy 718 ingots. My primary career objectives are: 1. to continuously challenge and improve my professional skills through my work, 2. to discover and implement new testing and characterization techniques, and 3. to develop and guide new materials into widespread engineering service.