Steven Herzberg

sherz002@ucr.edu

FAVE SUPERHERO: Hawkeye
DEGREE TYPE: PhD
PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
YEAR IN PROGRAM: 3rd
PROGRAM START DATE: September 2017

RESEARCH FOCUS:

Plasma synthesis and sintering of nanoparticles

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH:

Currently working on creating non-stoichiometric nanopowders through nonthermal plasma synthesis, followed by sintering via sparka plasma sintering to consolidate the nanopowders into bulk, metastable samples with enhanced and unique properties.

CURRENT GROUPS:

Mathaudhu Reseach Group/ Mangolini Research Group

OTHER GROUPS/ORGS/CLUBS:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Materials Advantage

AWARDS:

  • Gradaute Assistance in Areas of National Need (2017-2019)
  • Dean’s Distinguished Fellow (2017)

PRESENTATION TITLES:

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

  • TMS 2018 (T)
  • PowderMET 2018 (T/P)
  • TMS 2017 (T)
  • SPIE 2017 (T)
  • MS&T 2016 (T)
  • IMRC 2014 (T)

PAPERS:

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

REASONS FOR GRAD SCHOOL:

To gain further knowledge in fields of interest introduced in undergrad. As well as to open the way to R&D opportunities at the forefront of scientific and technological progress.

UNDERGRAD SCHOOL:

UC Riverside

UNDERGRAD PROGRAM:

Mechanical Engineering

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH:

Accumulative roll bonding of nickel plated steel for increased strength through severe plastic deformation (2016-2017)

INTERNSHIPS:

WORK EXPERIENCE:

AWARDS:

  • Dean’s Honor List (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015)

PREVIOUS GROUPS:

Mathaudhu Reaserch Group, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Materials Advantage

PRESENTATIONS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

  • MS&T
  • TMS

REASONS FOR ENGINEERING:

Strong family background in engineering fields have always had a great interest in aerospace.

CAREER ASPIRATIONS:

R&D in industry or work in a national lab