Wadley People


The group conducts its experimental research in four laboratories which are equipped with state of the art equipment for depositing coatings, fabricating composites and making cellular materials. The group has ample funding from government agencies and occasional industry sponsors.

It usually has openings for one or two Ph.D. candidates each year.

Graduate Students

  • Prabha Shelton

    Prabha Shelton

    phs2av@virginia.edu


    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

     

    Currently pursuing: Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Dissertation Topic: Design and evaluation of a simulated engine materials testing facility

  • Andrew Neils

    Andrew Neils

    an4pk@virginia.edu


    B.S. Chemical Engineering B.A. Biology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

    M. Eng. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

     

    Currently pursuing: Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering

    Dissertation topic: Additive manufacturing of ultralight metallic cellular structures with aerospace applications

  • Jeroen Deijkers

    Jeroen Deijkers

    jad4ut@virginia.edu


    B.S. Delft University of Techology, Aerospace Engineering, Netherlands

    M.S. Delft University of Techology, Novel Aerospace Materials, Netherlands

    Currently pursuing: Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering

    Dissertation Topic: Thermal and environmental barrier coating system concepts for high-temperature applications

  • Christopher Kassner

    Christopher Kassner

    ctk4bb@virginia.edu


    M. Eng. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    B.S. Physics and Minor in Mathematics, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

     

    Currently pursuing: Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering

    Dissertation Topic: Electron beam directed vapor deposition of multi-principal element refractory alloy coatings with compositional gradients for high-throughput investigation.

  • Bradley Straka

    Bradley Straka

    bjs6gg@virgina.edu


    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee

     

    Currently pursuing: Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering

    Research Topic: Nanocellular materials

  • Undergraduate Students


    Jeremiah Thomas (current)

    Coke Matthews (current)

    Anish Vegesha (current)

    Duane Miles Armell (2016)

    Kelly Young (2015)

Staff

  • Tommy Eanes

    Tommy Eanes


    Laboratory and Research Manager
    Office: Materials Science Building Room 225
    p: 434-982-2399
    f: 434-982-5660

  • Sherri Sullivan

    Sherri Sullivan


    Finance Associate
    Office: Wilsdorf Hall Rooms 120 & 207
    p: 434-982-5642 & 982-5670
    f: 434-982-5660