Materials Science and Engineering

Staff Listing

Jerry Anzalone

  • Lab Supervisor
  • Research Scientist I

Research Interests

  • Application of 3-D printing technologies for development of scientific tools and instrumentation and for humanitarian purposes.
  • Portland cement concrete materials characterization / construction materials characterization.

Dale Dewald

  • Materials Lab Assistant

Research Interests

  • Materials Characterization
  • Experimental Design and Fabrication
  • Metal Casting

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
Rachel Griffin

Rachel Griffin

  • Office Assistant
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

Owen P Mills

  • Senior Research Engineer and Scientist II
  • Director, Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL)

Research Interests

  • The use and application of Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam System, X-ray Microanalysis and Ultramicrotomy
  • Operation and management of multi-user instrumentation facilities.

Pinaki Mukherjee

  • Staff, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Engineer/Scientist, Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Composition X-ray Mapping using Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
  • Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
Valentina O'Kane

Valentina O'Kane

  • Department Coordinator

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