Opportunities for new graduate students

We’re excited for the upcoming graduate visit weekends for MatSE @ Illinois.  The Krogstad group will be looking for new students next fall on a variety of potential projects, but especially to join our effort to understand intrinsic toughening mechanisms in polycrystalline ceramics (Deformation mechanisms in high performance ceramics)

Opportunities for new graduate students

We are currently looking for a couple of new graduate students to take on one of several new projects in the group, all of which are connected to carbon neutral energy applications or sustainable manufacturing.  Specifically, we have openings available for the following projects: Diffusion in large thermal gradients for nuclear power applications — you […]

Megan’s new paper on in situ phase transformations

Megan‘s most recent paper exploring the phase evolution in sputter deposited Hanyes 242 through in situ TEM observations is now available online! Her work clarifies our hypothesis in her first paper, clearly demonstrating that the equilibrium phase with the HCP-like DOa structure precipitates via continuous ordering much like the metastable phases (e.g. Ni2(Mo,Cr) with […]

JOM feature on Diversity in Material Science

A new series of articles in JOM (The Member Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) highlights the diversity success and challenges in the field of materials science and engineering.  Our work on engineering outreach is one of the highlighted articles.  You can find all of the open access articles here: Perspectives on Diversity […]

A new paper in Energy & Fuels

Four years of research and interdisciplinary team facilitated through the BP-ICAM has lead to our most recent publication in ACS Energy & Fuels (DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00386). This paper summarizes the impact of surface passivation on mitigating the deposition of S-containing asphaltenes. The lead author, Pralav Shetty, recently graduated, but he spent several years working with students in […]

New paper with our collaborators in NPRE

Eric Lang, a graduate student in Jean Paul Allain’s research group in NPRE, is the lead author on a new publication entitled “Deciphering the role of second phase precipitates on early-stage surface morphology development of dispersion-strengthened W alloys under low energy He irradiation.”  This effort was facilitated through collaboration with our group to process the […]

Congratulations to Pralav!

Pralav successfully defended his dissertation entitled, “Effect of roughness, microstructure, and chemistry on the environmental durability of structural alloys,” today!  He’s put in a lot of hard work over the last 4.5 years and it showed today.  Congratulations!