Sean Murray

Department UGRA 2014-2016
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Sean graduated from UIUC in 2016 and in now a graduate student in the Pollock group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Sean successfully defended his dissertation “CoNi-base superalloys with improved high temperature properties and 3D printability” in August 2021.  He is now a Associate in the Materials and Corrosion Engineering practice for Exponent, Inc.


Small-scale mechanical characterization

Research Areas

During the summer of 2014, he interned at GE Aviation in Dayton, Ohio, where he learned about and assisted with the manufacturing of the single-crystal nickel-based superalloy airfoils which will be used in the high-pressure turbines of CFM’s LEAP series engines. Searching for a variety of defects created during the investment-casting process, Sean became familiar with x-ray diffraction, metallography, microscopy, and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. Last summer, Sean was the materials engineering intern at the Exxonmobil Joliet Refinery in Joliet, IL.