Evander Ramos

eramo018@ucr.edu

FAVORITE SUPERHERO: Batman
DEGREE TYPE: PhD
PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
DEGREE STATUS: PhD Student

RESEARCH FOCUS:

Electrical conductivity and wear properties of ultra-fine grain materials

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH:

Working on a variety of projects, Evander is getting a wide breadth of experience in the field of metallurgical enginering. One project works on different processing methods to strengthen silver alloys while maintaining certain benchmarks in density and ductility. For another project, the conductivity and wear properties of materials processed with high-pressure torsion are characterized to illucidate property evolution due to severe plastic deformation. Another project aims to disperse nanoparticles in metal melt systems to create novel metal-interstitial matrices.

CURRENT GROUPS:

Mathaudhu Research Group

OTHER GROUPS/ORGS/CLUBS:

Materials Advantage

AWARDS:

  • Mechanical Engineering Department Outstanding Teaching Assistant (2019)

PRESENTATION TITLES:

(T for talk, P for Poster)

  • “Powder Consolidation + High Pressure Torsion to Enhance the Strength of Novel Silver Alloys” PowderMet 2019 (P/T)
  • “Wear and Conductivity Effects in High-Pressure Synthesized Ultra-Fine Grained Metals” Physical Metallurgy GRC 2019 (P)

CONFERENCES ATTENDED:  (A)/Presented at (T for talk, P for poster)

  • GRC Physical Metallurgy 2019 (P)
  • PowderMet 2019 (T/P)
  • TMS 2018 (A)

PAPERS:

(P for published, I for in review, D for draft)

Vo, N. Q., Bayansan, D., Sanaty-Zadeh, A., Ramos, E. & Dunand, D. C. Effect of Yb microadditions on creep resistance of a dilute Al-Er-Sc-Zr alloy. Materialia (2018). doi:10.1016/j.mtla.2018.08.030 (P)

REASONS FOR GRAD SCHOOL:

I discovered my true passion for alloy research at the job I had after undergrad, so I desired to pursue this interest more in a university setting to become an even better metallurgist.

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL:

Northwestern University

UNDERGRAD PROGRAM:

Materials Science and Engineering

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH:

Solid oxide fuel cell structure and processing

Senior research project: “Novel Structured Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Processed Using Reduced Temperature Co-sintering”

WORK EXPERIENCE:

NanoAl (2015-2017)

PREVIOUS GROUPS:

Barnett Group

REASONS FOR ENGINEERING:

Swords

CAREER ASPIRATIONS:

Anywhere I can work with metals and science