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New PhD Opportunities

We are seeking new PhD students to join our team beginning in Fall 2022. The topic areas are small scale experimentation and computational modeling of deformation processes in metallic systems. Desired background skills…

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GAANN PhD Fellowship Opportunity

I am seeking a PhD student starting as early as January 2022. Students must be a US citizen or permanent resident (or, in some cases, working toward permanent residency). This appointment is part…

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Amir takes home first place at the Undergraduate Research Forum

Amir has been awarded first place in the Engineering/Physical Sciences category at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Forum. Amir was in competition with hundreds of other undergraduate researchers across UIC’s campuses. Congrats! Here is…


Junaid finishes third in national graduate student competition

Congratulations to Junaid for his third place finish in the 2021 SAMPE University Research Symposium! You can read more about his work at the links below: (Department story) (Competition website)  

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CAREER award received from the National Science Foundation!

We are proud to announced that Matt has received a National Science Foundation, Faculty Early Career Development Program award (CAREER). The project, entitled “CAREER: Order-induced heterogeneities in the deformation behavior of FCC concentrated…

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Chu defends his Master's thesis!

Congratulations to Chu on successfully defending his Master’s thesis. Excellent work! Thank you also to his committee members, Dr. Kadkhodaei and Dr. Karpov! Pictured (left to right): Junaid, Matt, Chu, Amir

New paper in Materials Characterization!

Check out our new paper we have co-authored with our colleague Dr. Didem Ozevin’s group.

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Junaid scores presentation honors

Congrats to Junaid for his award-winning presentation on AE detection of deformation mechanisms in HEAs which was delivered at the 2021 Midwest SAMPE Student Research Symposium.

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Junaid's work on HEAs has been published!

Junaid has put together a very interesting work that’s just been published in MSEA. Check it out!

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