Archives—April 2013

Senior Design Projects 2012-13

Expo 2013 Booklet
Expo 2013 Booklet

Seniors in Materials Science and Engineering were involved in several interdisciplinary collaborations for their Senior Design Projects. Each project had a faculty advisor and industry sponsor. Students worked together to address issues in medicine, transportation, manufacturing, metallurgy, and other areas.

Senior Design Projects 2012-13

Senior Design Archives

MSE Design Videos

Projects were presented at the Undergraduate Expo 2013. Learn more about Expo activities in the Expo 2013 Booklet.



Undergrad Expo 2013 Award Winners in MSE

Undergraduate Expo 2013
Undergraduate Expo 2013

More than 60 student teams displayed their research projects at the Undergraduate Expo last Thursday, April 18, at the Van Pelt and Opie Library. You can check out Expo videos, slide show, booklet and results at http://www.expo.mtu.edu/awards.html

Senior Design Second Place
Sickle Section Material and Heat Treatment Investigation

Team Members Kelsey Michael, Anne Wiese, Luke Operhall, and Bradley Pasionek, Materials Science and Engineering; 
Advisor Mark Plichta
; Sponsored by Kondex

Senior Design Honorable Mention
Design of an ETA Phase Strengthened Nickel-Based Alloy

Team Members Peter Enz, Bryan Turner, Ben Wittbrodt, and Matthew Wong, Materials Science and Engineering
; Advisor Calvin White
; Sponsored by John Shingledecker, Electric Power Research Institute

Senior Design Honorable Mention
Stainless Steel Bonded Titanium Carbide

Team Members Max Rebottaro and Michael Buhr, Mechanical Engineering; Carolyn Lahti and Andrew Miko, Material Science and Engineering; 
Advisor Paul Sanders, Materials Science and Engineering
; Sponsored by Kennametal

Expo Image Contest Second Place
Advanced Metalworks Enterprise: Pouring molten iron from induction furnace into crucible for filling sand molds

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michigantechcoe/8529382690/sizes/c/in/set-72157632859208850/

Students show expo work

The 13th annual expo, held for the first time on the third floor of the J. Robert Vane Pelt and Opie Library, featured projects from Tech senior design (generally five senior-level students from one degree program) and enterprise (essentially cross-disciplinary student-run businesses), as well as three high school enterprise teams (including Dollar Bay High School’s Student Organization of Aquatic Robotics).

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Stephen Anderson.



Proposals in Progress for April 18, 2013

Associate Professor Joshua Pearce (MSE/IMP) and Assistant Professor Durdu Guney (ECE/IMP), “DMREF: Optical Enhancement for Multi-junction Indium Gallium Nitride Solar Photovoltaic Cells,” NSF.

Professor Yun Hang Hu (MSE/IMP), “Synthesis of Non-Stoichiometric Li-N-H Materials for Energy Applications,” NSF.

From Tech Today.


MSGC Awardees in MSE for 2013

MSGC
MSGC

Michigan Tech faculty, staff members, and students received awards tallying $ 96,635 in funding through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Undergraduates in MSE receiving $2,500 research fellowships include:

Jacob Braykovich (MSE): “Optimizing processing techniques for high ductility magnesium alloys”

Zachary Morgan (MSE): “Computational Study of Improved Damping Capabilities in Metal Matrix Composites with Functionally Active Ferroelectric Reinforcement”

Evan Schaefer (MSE): “Antimicrobial polymeric composites with clay-copper hybrid filler”

Matthew Tianen (MSE): “Corrosion of bioabsorbable materials”

Bradley Villeneuve (MSE): “Antimicrobial copper-vermiculite filler”

Michael Warhus (MSE): “A predictive study of magnesium alloy bioabsorbable stents by computer modeling”

Read more at Tech Today.



MSE Graduate Seminar for April 16, 2013

MSE SEMINAR
Tuesday, April 16 2013
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building
Graduate Student Presentations

Ternary Diffusion Interactions in Dilute Aluminum Scandium Zirconium Alloys
Marcel Kerkove
Graduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering Dept.
Michigan Technological University

Graded Band Gap InxGa1-xN Nanowire Array for p-i-n Junction Solar Cells
Chenlong Zhang
Graduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering Dept.
Michigan Technological University

Abstracts for April 16, 2013


Drelich Invited to Serve on Surface Forces Conference

Surface Forces 2014
Surface Forces 2014

Prof. Jaroslaw Drelich has been invited to serve on the International Scientific Committee of the XVth International Conference on Surface Forces that will take place in Verbilki, Russia on May 12-17, 2014. The meeting will cover a broad range of colloid and surface science with emphasis on the fundamentals of surface forces, and is recognized as the most important meeting for scientists who study colloidal forces. This series of meetings was initiated in 1960 by famous Russian scientist academician Prof. B.V. Derjaguin.


MSE Graduate Seminar for April 9, 2013

MSE SEMINAR
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building
Graduate Student Presentations

In-situ Lithiation/Delithiation Studies on Transitional Metal Oxides (TMOs) Using an Aberration-corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
YiFei Yuan
Graduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering Dept.
Michigan Technological University

In-Situ Mechanistic Analyses of Electrode Materials for Sodium Ion Batteries
Jacob Kolar
Graduate Student
Materials Science and Engineering Dept.
Michigan Technological University

Abstracts April 9, 2013