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 (he/him/his)

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

Sarah Benny
B.S. Materials Science and 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)