People

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"I joined the faculty of UVA Engineering for the opportunities to interact with students in the classroom and lab, to collaborate with faculty in MSE and SEAS, and to participate in the Rolls Royce University Technology Center on Advanced Material Systems."

Elizabeth J. Opila, Professor

Graduate Students

  • Kristyn Ardrey

    Kristyn Ardrey

    kda2ze@virginia.edu


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Mechanical Engineering - Florida Polytechnic University 2018

    Research: Hot Corrosion of Rare-Earth Silicate Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBCs)

    Materials Science Building 303
    (813) 763 7018

  • Lilly Balderson

    Lilly Balderson

    rmn9pj@virginia.edu


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Chemistry - Virginia Commonwealth University 2021

    Research: Additive Manufacturing of SiC Ceramic Turbines for Aerospace Applications

  • Charlotte Brandenburg

    Charlotte Brandenburg


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Materials Engineering - Iowa State University 2019

    Research: Oxidation of Refractory Multi-Principal Element Alloys

    Wilsdorf Hall A024
    (434) 982 5645

  • Katie Detwiler

    Katie Detwiler

    knk4dh@virginia.edu


    Ph.D. Candidate - Materials Science and Engineering
    M.S. - Materials Science and Engineering - Wright State University 2017
    B.S. - Mechanical Engineering - Wright State University 2017

    Research: Low Temperature Oxidation of SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites

    Wilsdorf Hall A024
    (434) 982 5645

  • Clark Luckhardt

    Clark Luckhardt

    cal7cg@virginia.edu


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Chemical Engineering - Northeastern University 2019

    Research:  Environmental effects on environmental barrier coating interactions with calcium-magnesium-aluminosilicates (CMAS) and effects of composition on CMAS glass properties

    Jesser Hall 269

  • Cameron Miller

    Cameron Miller

    ckm7vc@virginia.edu


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Chemistry specializing in materials - University of Virginia 2019

    Research: CMAS Interactions with High Entropy Rare Earth Monosilicates

    Jesser Hall 269

  • Niquana Smith

    Niquana Smith

    ns7rs@virginia.edu


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Chemistry - Denison University 2018

    Research: Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

    Wilsdorf Hall A022
    (434) 243-2210

  • Connor Stephens

    Connor Stephens


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Materials Science and Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2020

    Research: Ultra-High Temperature Oxidation in Molecular vs. Disassociated Oxygen Environments

    Wilsdorf Hall A024
    (434) 982 5645

  • Eric Stone

    Eric Stone

    eas5yt@virginia.edu


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Mechanical Engineering Technology - Old Dominion University

    Research: Lifetime Modeling for Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBCs)

    Wilsdorf Hall A018
    (540) 940-7161

  • Coleman Tolliver

    Coleman Tolliver

    cet6xe@viginia.edu


    Ph.D. Student - Materials Science and Engineering
    B.S. - Mechanical Engineering - University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2019

    Research: Reinventing CEMENT: Carbonation-Enabled Mineralization to Engender Novel Technology

    Wilsdorf Hall A018
    (434) 924-8471

Undergraduate Students

  • Jack Carroll

    Jack Carroll

    jjc8eud@virginia.edu


    Chemical Engineering, Class of 2023

    Research: Low-temperature oxidation of ceramic matrix composites

     

     

  • Rachel McNamara

    Rachel McNamara

    ram3fx@virginia.edu


    Materials Science & Engineering with a minor in Computer Science, Class of 2022

    Research: Reinventing CEMENT: Carbonation-Enabled Mineralization to Engender Novel Technology, machine learning image analysis, and ultra-high temperature ceramics

     

  • Morgan Myers

    Morgan Myers

    mam6ag@virginia.edu


    Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2024

    Research: Oxidation of Refractory Multi-Principal Element Alloys

     

     

  • Michael Richwine

    Michael Richwine

    mnr2cwc@virginia.edu


    Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2023

    Research: Ultra-high temperature ceramics

     

     

  • Alexandra Uy

    Alexandra Uy

    awu4mw@virginia.edu


    Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Spanish, Class of 2024

    Research: High temperature ceramics and environmental barrier coatings