Materials Science and Engineering

Staff Listing

Dale Dewald

  • Materials Lab Assistant

Research Interests

  • Materials Characterization
  • Experimental Design and Fabrication
  • Metal Casting
Melissa Foss

Melissa Foss

  • Office Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering

Prior Experience

  • Graduate School
  • MTU Catering Office

Interests

  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Rock hounding
  • Camping

Specialties

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Digital Marketing and Design
  • Photography
  • Lapidary arts

Paul Fraley

  • Engineer/Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Lightweight/High Strength Structural Materials
  • Metal Matrix Composites
  • Alloy Development
  • Net Shape Processing Methods
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Failure Mechanisms in Materials
Gina Goudge

Gina Goudge

  • Department Coordinator, Materials Science and Engineering
Allison Hein

Allison M. Hein

  • Research Engineer and Scientist I - IMP

Research Interests

  • Beneficiation of coal, minerals, and solid waste.
  • Plating sludge leaching and pyro processing.
  • Environmental compliance and permits.
  • Technical and financial project planning and reporting.

Xiaodi (Scott) Huang

  • Project Manager and Research Leader - IMP

Research Interests

  • Consolidation of metal and ceramic powders by CastCon processing.
  • Microwave steel making, agglomeration of ceramics, injection molding, and material characterization.

Edward A Laitila

  • Senior Research Engineer/Scientist II
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Focus on X-ray diffraction techniques

Research Interests

  • X-ray diffraction theory and applications
  • Mechanical alloying
  • Intermetallic materials
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Materials characterization
  • Powder metallurgy

Elizabeth Miller

  • Laboratory Manager, Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL)
  • Staff, Materials Science and Engineering

Office Hours

  •  M - F, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Or by appointment

Daniel Seguin

  • Research Engineer, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Advising Contact

Teaching Interests

  • Senior design
  • Corrosion
  • Mechanical behavior of materials
  • Materials characterization

Research Interests

  • Corrosion
  • Environmental effects
  • Deformation processing
  • Light metals
Russell Stein

Russell Stein

  • Research Engineer
  • Faculty Co-Advisor, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise
Thomas Wood

Thomas Wood

  • Engineer/Scientist