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Doctoral Students

  1. Sunday Aduloju: PhD Dissertation: Stabilized Variational Interface Formulation for Dynamic Damage and Microscale Modeling: Methods Development and Applications: December 2019. Currently a Postdoc in the Remote Systems Group of ORNL.
  2. Ran Ma: PhD Dissertation: Modeling the Processing and Micromechanical Degradation of Polycrystalline Materials using a Multiscale Crystal Plasticity Framework. Graduated: December 2018. Currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Columbia University.
  3. Omar Nassif: PhD Dissertation: Microstructural-Based Modeling Framework for High Temperature Behavior of Ferritic-Martensitic Steels Using Crystal Plasticity and Grain Boundary Finite Element Approaches. Graduated: May 2019. Currently employed with JCSE Consultants.

Masters Students

  1. Elina Geut: MS Thesis Topic: Modeling Stress Distribution within Structural Materials Through Multi-Resolution Discontinuous Galerkin Method. Graduated: May 2020. Currently a Structural Engineer with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. in Knoxville.
  2. Wesley Hicks: MS Thesis Topic: Modeling of Debonding and Crack Propagation in Fibrous Composites Using a Discontinuous Galerkin Approach. Graduated: May 2015. Formerly a Structural Engineer with AECOM in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
  3. Russell Hollman: MS Thesis Topic: Mixed-Mode Dynamic Crack Propagation using the Discontinuous Galerkin Method. Graduated: May 2017. Currently a Structural Designer with Atlantic Engineering Services in Jacksonville, Florida.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  1. Cameron Snook, 2014. Research Topic: Translation of crystal plasticity subroutines from FORTRAN to MATLAB; numerical studies on Variational Multiscale stabilized elasto-dynamics formulation.
  2. Russell Hollman, 2015. Research Topic: Dynamic debonding modeling with Discontinuous Galerkin method.
  3. Jack Rymer, 2018. Research Topic: Polycrystalline microstructure generation; representative volume element statistical sensitivity.
  4. Francis Nunez, 2019. Research Topic: Finite element mesh format transitions to optimize representation of fatigue cracks.
  5. Haley Pelham, 2020. Research Topic: Calibration and sensitivity of material parameters for crystal plasticity creep model.