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Milan Agnani

Thesis Title: Interaction between Fatigue Cracks and Retained Austenite in Carburized Steel Microstructures
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Trevor Ballard 

Thesis Title: Influence of Hot Rolling Condition on Precipitation and Segregation of Microalloy Elements in Low Carbon Plate Steel
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Julian Benz

Julian Benz

Thesis Title: The Effect of Vanadium and other Microalloying Elements on the Microstructure and Properties of Bainitic HSLA-Type Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Diptak Bhattacharya

Thesis Title: Liquid Metal Embrittlement of Zn-coated AHSS
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Brandon Blesi 

Thesis Title: Bake Hardening Behavior of Multiphase and PHS Steel Grades
Degree Plan: Master of Science

 

Andrea Bollinger

Thesis Title: Determination of Hydrogen Embrittlement Characteristics in Next Generation TRIP Sheet Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Ethan Buchner

Thesis Title: Effect of Nitrogen and Processing Variations on the Contribution of Vanadium to Hardenability and Temper Resistance of Q&T Bar Steels
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Alan Carter

Thesis Title: Assessment of Aging Degradation Mechanisms of Alloy 709 for Sodium Fast Reactors
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Christina Ciganik

Thesis Title: Influence of Composition and Processing on the Strength and Torsional Ductility of High Strength Steel Wire
Degree Plan: Master of Science/PhD

Caleb Felker

Thesis Title: Processing Effects on Interphase Precipitation in Ti-Mo-V Microalloyed Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Chris Finfrock 

Thesis Title: Austenite Stability in Advanced High Strength Steels: Deformation Behavior During Forming and in Service
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy    

Daniel Fridman

Thesis Title: Nb in Press Hardening Steel: Influence on Phase Transformation Kinetics and Mechanical Properties
Degree Plan: MS/PhD

Clarissa Gallardo 

Thesis Title: Influence of Residual Stress and Texture on Crack Propagation in Flat Steel Wires
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Casey Gilliams 

Thesis Title: Influence of Retained Austenite Stability on the Performance of QP-Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Alexandra Glover

Alexandra Glover

Thesis Title: Double Soaking Response of Medium-Manganese TRIP Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Bryan Goshert

Thesis Title: The Effects of Specimen Geometry on Tensile Ductility
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Michael Hoerner

Michael Hoerner

Thesis Title: Evaluation of Soluble Alloy Effects on Austenite Grain Growth
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Dane Hyer-Peterson

Thesis Title: Hydrogen Embrittlement of High Strength Fasteners
Degree Plan: MS

Taylor Jacobs

Taylor Jacobs

Thesis Title: Elevated Temperature Mechanical Properties of Line Pipe Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Virginia Judge

Thesis Title: Processing Effects on Mechanical Properties and Fracture of Quenched-and-Tempered 4340 Steel
Degree Plan: Master of Science/PhD

Brian Kagay

Brian Kagay

Thesis Title: Hydrogen Embrittlement of Nickel-Base Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Oil and Gas Applications
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Jonah Klemm-Toole

Jonah Klemm-Toole

Thesis Title: Effects of Alloying on Nitriding Behavior and Fatigue Performance of Medium Carbon Bar Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Mykal Madrid

Thesis Title: Fracture Characteristics of Dual-Phase and Q&P Sheet Steels in Tension
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Emily Mitchell

Thesis Title: TBD
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Kayla Molnar 

Thesis Title: Effect of Spot Welding Micro Crack on Fatigue Durability and Crash Performance in TRIP Steel
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Josh Mueller

Thesis Title: Prediction of Microstructural Evolution in Intercritically Annealed Med-Mn TRIP Steels: A Modeling and Experimental Approach
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Nicholas Novack 

Thesis Title: Effect of Nickel Content on the Rolling-Sliding Contact Fatigue of Carburized Steels
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Mary O'Brien

Thesis Title: The Effect of Microstructure on Hydrogen Induced Cracking in Pipeline Steels
Degree Plan: Master of Science (intends to continue on to Doctorate of Philosophy)

Ryan Plessinger 

Thesis Title: Characterization of Galvanized Sheet Steel Defects towards Enabling Defect Free Zinc Coatings
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Ty Porter

Thesis Title: Aging Degradation Mechanisms of Alloy 709
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Malavikha Rajivmoorthy

Thesis Title: DFT Modeling of Solute Interactions at Grain Boundaries
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Connor Rietema 

Thesis Title: Development of Advanced 12Cr-1Mo Ferritic/Martensitic Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Doug Smith 

Thesis Title: Effect is Prior Microstructure on Third Generation Advanced High Strength Steels
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Rachael Stewart

Thesis Title: Plate Steel Q&P
Degree Plan: Master of Science

Igor Vieira

Igor Vieira

Thesis Title: Tempering response of bainitic microstructures in quench and tempered plate
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Larissa Vilela Costa

Thesis Title: Fatigue of Low Pressure Carbonitrided Steel
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Ronald "Cole" Youngblood

Thesis Title: New Steels for Saw Chain
Degree Plan: Master of Science

 


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