Paul G. Sanders

Paul G Sanders
"The more you do, the more you do."
—George Sanders (my Dad)



  • Patrick S. Horvath Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) Key Professor
  • Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Steel Professor
  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
  • BS, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Michigan Tech

Teaching Interests

  • Lead MSE undergraduate senior design program: integrate mechanistic models, ICME tools, experiments, and statistics
  • Apply design knowledge via real-world, industry-sponsored projects

Links of Interest

Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Research Interests

  • Alloy design in Al, Cu, Fe, Ni, and MPEAs 
  • Apply ICME and statistical tools with machine learning and DOEs in alloy optimization
  • Verify via production through casting, wrought processing (extrusion, rolling, drawing, swaging), and/or (wire) additive manufacturing
  • Applications in sustainability (recycling), transportation (lightweighting), and efficiency (thermal stability)