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Welcome new CEMAS students, staff & faculty

Pictured from left to right: Semanti Mukhopadhyay, Calvin Mikler, Isabel Boona, Cheng Han Li, Meiyue Shao, Binbin Wang

This semester brings a wave of talent as we welcome a number of new graduate students, staff, and faculty to CEMAS:

  • Stephen Boona: Steve is a CEMAS Research Associate and earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Michigan State University in 2013. He Steve spent four years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at The Ohio State University, first with Joseph P. Heremans in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and then with Fengyuan Yang at the OSU Center for Emergent Materials.
  • Vicky Doan-Nguyen: Dr. Doan-Nguyen was mostly recently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Elings Prize Fellow at the California NanoSystems Institute and the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara as well as the University of California, Los Angeles. 
  • Cheng Han Li: Cheng-Han is a member of Prof Jinschek's research group and earned his master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2016. During his master’s career, he worked on a project to investigate the relationship between the microstructure and the mechanical properties of nano-precipitated high-strength dual-phase steels.
  • Calvin Mikler: Calvin is a member of Prof Fraser's research group and earned his Material Science and Engineering MS Degree in 2017 from the University of North Texas, where he researched laser additive manufacturing of magnetic metallic materials.
  • Semanti Mukhopadhyay: Semanti is a member of Prof Mills' research group. She earned her M.Tech. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, where she studied the alloy design and structure-property correlations in W-free Co-base superalloys.
  • Meiyue Shao: “Meiyue " recently earned her M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her research topic during her master study focused on texture weakening mechanism based on solute drag effect in Mg-RE alloys, finding Gd segregated dislocations.
  • Binbin Wang: Binbin is a member of Prof McComb's research group.
  • Wesley West: Wes graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Neuroscience. He is currently working on earning his MBA from Ohio University. Wes previously worked in the College’s Business Operations Center (BOC) and brings to CEMAS expertise in procurement, travel, and university policies.
  • Christopher Zenk: Dr. Zenk received his M.S. (Dipl.-Ing.) and Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in 2011 and 2017, respectively. He was then awarded with a Feodor-Lynen Fellowship by the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation and joined Michael Mills’ group at The Ohio State University.