Students

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

ROHIT BARDAPURKAR

Thesis Title: Development of New Coating Alloys
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

 

CASEY BROWN

Thesis Title: Grinding Media Development
Degree Plan: Master of Science, Doctorate of Philophy

 

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

 

IAN BUTERBAUGH

Thesis Title: Mechanical Property Effect of Microniobium Additions and Significant Manganese Reductions in Structural Plate 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

 

MICHAEL COX

Thesis Title: Redusing the Effects of Texture on Phase Fraction Measurement of Retained Austenite Using X-Ray Diffraction
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

 

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

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

 

MICHELE GODOY

Thesis Title: Characterization of carbon formation in Hot Briquetted Iron and Direct Reduced Iron
Degree Plan: Master of Science

 

ETHAN HOYT

Thesis Title: Hydrogen Embrittlement of High Strength Steel Fasteners
Degree Plan: Master of Science

 

VIRGINIA JUDGE

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

 

PAWAN KATHAYAT

Thesis Title: TBD (related to Hydrogen Embrittlement)
Degree Plan: Master of Science

 

MICHELLE KENT

Thesis Title: The Effects of Thermal History on Crack Initiation and Growth of Precipitation Hardened Ni-Fe-Cr Alloys During In-Situ Hydrogen Charging in Downhole Oil & Gas Environments
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

 

TRAVIS MARSH

Thesis Title: Development of Quenching and Partitioning Plate Steel Intended for Wear and Toughness Applications
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: Doctorate of Philosophy

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

MICHAEL RUPINEN

Thesis Title: The Effect of Ni, Mo, and V on Microstructure and Property Evolution in 0.28C, 0.75Mn, 0.25Si, 1Cr Steel
Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

JORDAN SCHOOLS

Thesis Title: Effect of Chemical Composition and Heat Treatment Conditions on the Bendability of Martensitic Steels
Degree Plan: Master of Science

TOMÁS SCUSERIA

Thesis Title: TBD (Low-Density Steels)
Degree plan: Master of Science

DOUG SMITH

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

LARISSA VILELA COSTA

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