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Principal Investigators


Jason

Jason Trelewicz

Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Institute for Advanced Computational Science
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Education: 2008 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
                          2004 BE, Engineering Science, Stony Brook University

Office: Engineering 209
Phone: (631) 632-1940
Email:  jason.trelewicz@stonybrook.edu
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Lance Snead

Lance L. Snead

Research Professor
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University link

Education: 1992 PhD, Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
                           1988  MS, Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
                           1986 BS, Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
                           1986 BS, Physics, State University of New York

Office: Engineering 206
Email:  lance.snead@stonybrook.edu
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Research and Administrative Staff


David Sprouster 

David Sprouster

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Education: 2010 PhD, Physics, Australian National University, Australia
                           2005 B Med Phys (Hons I), University of Wollongong, Australia

Research Interests: X-ray Characterization; Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids;
                                               Fission and Fusion Energy Materials

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email:  david.sprouster@stonybrook.edu
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Mary

Mary Botha

Project Administrative Officer
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

ARPA-E MEITNER Award Project Engineer
ARPA-E GAMOW Award Project Engineer

Education: 2005 ME, Chemical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa
                           2002 BE
, Chemical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email: mary.botha.snead@stonybrook.edu

Bin

Bin Cheng

Research Scientist
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

EMREL Lab Manager

Education: 2017 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University
                          2011 BE, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics
                                                and Astronautics
Research Interests: Advanced Moderator Materials for Small Modular Reactor Technology

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email: bin.cheng@stonybrook.edu
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Postdoctoral Associates


Gentile

Jonathan M. Gentile

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

EMREL Outreach Coordinator

Education: 2020 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University
                          2014 BS, Nanoscale Engineering, SUNY at Albany
Research Interests: Additive Spray Synthesis and Mechanical Behavior of Metallic Glass
                                               Composites

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email: jonathan.gentile@stonybrook.edu
Personal Website:  www.Jonathanmgentile.com
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Yang

Yang Zhang

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Education: 2020 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University
                          2015 MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University
                          2011 BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University
Research Interests: The Role of Grain Boundaries in Radiation Damage Accumulation in BCC
                                                Metals

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email: yang.zhang@stonybrook.edu

Spencer

Spencer Thomas

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Institute for Advanced Computational Science
Stony Brook University

Education: 2019 PhD, Material Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
                           2012 BS, Physics, Stony Brook University
Research Interests: Microstructural Evolution in Metals; Kinetics of High Entropy Alloys;                                                                 Finite Element and Computational Fluid Dynamics Studies of Materials                                                         for Fusion Energy Applications

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email: spencer.thomas@stonybrook.edu 

Streit Cunningham

W. Streit Cunningham

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Education: 2021 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University                                                            2016 BS, Physics, Johns Hopkins University
Research Interests: Radiation Tolerance of Metals; Electron Microscopy

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email: william.cunningham@stonybrook.edu
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Devanshi

Devanshi Bhardwaj

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Education: 2020 Ph.D., Material Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India                                                     2014 M.Sc., Chemistry, Delhi University, India
                           2012 B.Sc. (Hons.), Chemistry, Hansraj College, Delhi University, India
Research Interests: Ceramic Materials Synthesis and Characterization

Office: Engineering 222
Phone: (631) 632-8508
Email: devanshi.bhardwaj@stonybrook.edu
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Graduate Research Assistants


Nicholas Olynik

Nicholas Olynik

PhD Student
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

EMREL Safety Coordinator

Education: 2017 BE,  Engineering Science, Stony Brook University
Research Interests: Synthesis of Tungsten Alloys

Office: Engineering 201
Phone: (631) 632-8497
Email: 
nicholas.olynik@stonybrook.edu

Sean

Sean Mascarenhas

PhD Student
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Education: 2019 MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University                                                              2015 BE, Mechanical Engineering , PCCE
Research Interests: Modelling Metals at High Temperatures for Fusion Reactor Applications                                                       using Lattice Monte Carlo Simulations

Office: Engineering 201
Phone: (631) 632-8497
Email: sean.mascarenhas@stonybrook.edu

Cormac Killeen

Cormac Killeen

PhD Student
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Education: 2019 BS, Physics, Stony Brook University
Research Interests: Alloy Development and Characterization for Additive Manufacturing

Office: Engineering 201
Phone: (631) 632-8497

Email: cormac.killeen@stonybrook.edu

Mingxi

Mingxi Ouyang

PhD Student
Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Education: 2018 BS, Material Science and Engineering , University of Science and Technology                                                      Beijing
Research Interests: Microstructure and Corrosion Behavior of Additively Manufactured Alloys

Office: Engineering 201
Phone: (631) 632-8497

Email: mingxi.ouyang@stonybrook.edu

Undergraduate Students


Melanie Brito

Melanie Brito

Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Research Interests: Field Assisted Sintering of Amorphous Alloys

Office: Engineering 201
Phone: (631) 632-8497

Email: melanie.brito@stonybrook.edu

Alumni


Sally Phan, M.S., Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 2020
Thesis: Characterization and Thermal Stability of Ternary Nanocrystalline Alloys

Wenbo Wang, Ph.D., Material Science and  Chemical Engineering, 2019
Thesis: Grain Boundary Segregation Strengthening in Nanocrystalline Aluminum Alloys

Zhixian Zhao, M.S., Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 2019
Thesis: Nanoindentation of Ni-based and W-based alloys 

James Bylicky, Undergraduate Research Assistant, B.E., Engineering Science, 2018

Andrew Sullivan, M.S., Material Science and  Chemical Engineering, 2018
Thesis: Transition from Homogeneous to Discrete Plasticity in Crystalline-Amorphous Nanolaminates

Olivia  Donaldson , Ph.D., Material Science and  Chemical Engineering, 2017
Thesis:  
Thermal Stability and Self Ion Damage in Nanocrystalline Refractory Metals

Jian Dong, M.S., Material Science and  Chemical Engineering, 2017
Thesis: Synthesis of Binary and Ternary Nanocrystalline Tungsten Alloys through High Energy Ball Milling

Bari Cohen, Cornell University, (NSF REU) , 2017

Kerry Baker, Bucknell University, (NSF REU) , 2016

David Wang, M.S., Material Science and  Engineering, 2016
Thesis: A Study of Shear Delocalization in MGM Composites using a Bonded Interface Indentation Technique

Lacey Schwab, M.S., Material Science and  Engineering, 2016
Thesis: 
Synthesis of Binary Nanocrystalline Aluminum Alloys through High Energy Ball Milling

Hannah Leonard, Undergraduate Research Assistant, B.E., Engineering Science, 2016

Brian Maddock , Undergraduate Research Assistant, B.E., Engineering Science, 2016

Samiha Shakil , Undergraduate Research Assistant, B.E., Engineering Science, 2016

Rebecca Wyborski, Visiting Undergraduate Scholar, CSU Long Beach, 2015

Rudy Haluza, Visiting Undergraduate Scholar, Penn State University, 2014

Brian Tackett, Visiting Undergraduate Scholar, University of Pittsburg, 2013