Meet the team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Suveen Mathaudhu

Associate Professor

Chair – Materials Science and Engineering Program

Mechanical Engineering Department

Education

1998 BSE, Mechanical Engineering, Walla Walla University

2001 MS, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

2006 PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

2006, ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Contact

Office: A-325 Bourns Hall
Email: smathaudhu@engr.ucr.edu

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Yiwei Sun

Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Engineering

Current research focus: Metal processing, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties

Education:

BS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing

Contact:

yiweis@ucr.edu

Current Graduate Students

Christian Roach

PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Focus: Deformation behaviour in Nanocrystalline Magnesium alloys

Education:

BS, Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University

Contact:

croac001@ucr.edu

Heather Salvador

PhD Student

Mechanical Engineering

Research Focus: Concurrent strength and ductility in magnesium

Education:

BS, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside

MS, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside

Contact:

hsalv001@ucr.edu

Anqi ‘Angel’ Yu

PhD Candidate

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Focus: Nanocrystalline bioresorbable Fe-Mn alloys and thermal-stable Cu-Ta alloys

Education:

BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology

Contact:

ayu030@ucr.edu

Madelyn Madrigal Camacho

PhD Student

Mechanical Engineering

Co-Advised by Guillermo Aguilar

Research Focus: Ball-milled composite powders for metal additive manufacturing.
M.S. Materials Science (2017)

Education:

BS, Materials Engineering, Instituto Tencnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR)

MS, Materials Science, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM)

Contact:

mmadr012@ucr.edu

Steven Herzberg

PhD Student

Mechanical Engineering

Co-Advised by Lorenzo Mangolini

Research Focus: Plasma synthesis of nanoparticles and nanoparticle dispersion

Education:

BS, Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside

Contact:

sher002@ucr.edu

Evander Ramos

PhD Student

Mechanical Engineering

Research Focus: Electrical and wear properties of ultrafine-grained materials

Education:

BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

Contact:

eramo018@ucr.edu

Erik Sease

PhD Student

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Focus: High strength nano-structured silver alloys

Education:

2015, BS, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Contact:

eseas001@ucr.edu

Current Undergraduate Students

Bradley Erwin
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Yosuke Inagaki
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Richard Yeong
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Brandon Moffet
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Previous Graduate Researchers and Post-Docs

Kendrick Mensink

2019, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

Co-Advised by Guillermo Aguilar

Research Focus: Laser-induced material heat accumulation, sintering, refractive index modification, texturing etc.

Current Position: Visiting professor of engineering at Walla Walla University

Contact:

kendrick.mensink@gmail.com

Sina Shahrezaei

2019 PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Focus: Crystalline/amorphous metallic laminates synthesis via roll bonding and accumulative roll bonding; Thermal stability of severe surface deformed metallic materials

Current Position: Post-doctoral Researcher, Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contact:

sshah024@ucr.edu

Trevor Clark

2019, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Focus: Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline and amorphous magnetic iron-silicon alloys for insight into nano-defect-magnetic interaction mechanisms.

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratory

Contact:

trevor.clark@gmail.ucr.edu

Johny Quan

2018, MS, Mechanical Engineering

Research Focus: Thermomechanical processing of ultrahigh strength steel for armor plate applications

Current position: Staff Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Corona

Contact:

jquan006@ucr.edu

Martin Manuel

2018, MS, Materials Science Online – Materials at a Nanoscale

Research Focus: Micro Mechanical Tensile Testing of Common Metals

Current Position: Material and Processing Engineer at UTC Aerospace

Contact:

martin.manuel@email.ucr.edu

Aleksey Volodchenkov

2016, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
2016-2017 Visiting Researcher

Current Position: Materials and Process Engineer at SpaceX

Evanildo Vicente

2017-2018 Visiting Scholar, Mechanical Engineering

Research Focus: Copper graphite composite

Current Position: Professor of Physics in Brazil

Previous Undergraduate Researchers

Olivia Brandt
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2019)
Current Position: PhD Student, Trice Group, Materials Engineering, Purdue University

Adam Arnot
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2016)

Current Position: Honda Racing Co.

Isaac Fonseca
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2016)
Current Position: California Steel Industries

Xavier Hernandez
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2016)
Current Position: Ceres Automation

Alexander Jaramillo
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2016)
Current Position: Project Control Engineer at Herman Weissker Inc.

Brandon Leu
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2016)
Current Position: PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at UCSB with the Beyerlein Group

AliAsghar Shamsuddin
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2016)
Current Position: Metallurgist at Arconic

Jocelyn Esparza
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2017)
Current Position: Nanovea

Lauren Ficarelli
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2017)
Current Position: Failure Analysis Engineer at EAG Laboratories

Raymond Lo
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2017)

Lauren Oh
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2017)
Current Position: Documentation and Quality Engineer at Sorenson Engineering Inc.

Jonathan Siquenza
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2017)
Current Position: After-Sales Engineer at Nanovea

Chris Lee
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (2020)