Research Professors Directory

Anjana Asthana

Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-2637
aasthana@mtu.edu
M & M Building 622

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Nanoscale Materials for energy application and data storage
  • Graphene for nanoelectronics
  • Materials characterization by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction
  • Insitu electrical and mechanical property measurement of nanoscale materials in TEM
  • Giant magentoresistance materials, Superconducting materials, Intermetallic thin films

Jong K. Lee

Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-2266
jkl103@mtu.edu
M & M Building 203

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics
  • Phase transformations
  • Computational materials science

Research Interests

  • Computational materials science (especially in solid-state phase transformations)
  • Theoretical and simulation studies of crystalline defects
  • Structural changes, and kinetics

Bowen Li

Research Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-4325
boli@mtu.edu
M & M Building 511

Research Interests

  • Material processing
  • Mineral processing
  • Material characterization
  • Ceramic process
  • Applied mineralogy
  • Antimicrobial behavior of materials
  • Chemical analysis

Stephen Mashl

Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-2636
sjmashl@mtu.edu
M & M Building 508

Research Interests

  • Processing of Particulate Materials
  • Powder Metallurgy Processing
  • Metals Heat Treating
  • Process modeling – Process simulation
  • Surface Engineering
  • Structure-Process-Property Relationships

Donald E. Mikkola

Research Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-2636
demikkol@mtu.edu
M & M Building 508

Teaching Interests

  • Materials science
  • Materials characterization
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Senior design

Research Interests

  • Structure-property-processing relationships
  • Deformation and strengthening mechanisms
  • Intermetallics
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Composites
  • Materials characterization with diffraction and microscopy

Zhiwei Peng

Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-2679
zpeng@mtu.edu
M & M Building 535

Teaching Interests

Research Interests

  • Heat transfer in microwave heating
  • Dielectric characterization of materials
  • Non-thermal microwave effects
  • Ironmaking and steelmaking
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • Microwave absorbing materials