University of Michigan, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Materials Science and Engineering
California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Materials Engineering

Research Interests

Analytical and computational solutions of partial differential equations.

Physical metallurgy of metals and advanced engineering materials, including structure, composition, mechanical properties and processing.

Understanding the fundamental limitations controlling various material properties and incorporating engineering solutions to overcome these deficiencies.

Development, validation and implementation of numerical models to simulate and predict microstructural transformations during processing and deformation.


Fellow, ASM International, 2018

John W. Rowe Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2015

MMAE Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008

American Society of Materials Marcus A Grossmann Award, 2007

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Cook/Ablett Award, 2006

Rolls-Royce Mark Shipton Patent Award for the development of innovative materials technology, 2004


Solidification, thermo-mechanical processing, mechanical behavior, corrosion and microstructural characterization of Ni-base superalloys and other high performance structural materials systems.