The metals group at UAB has a long history of industrially important metal casting research and characterization of metal parts. Coupled with recently expanded capabilities in modeling and simulation, the group is currently active in a variety of projects related to the engineering and science of metal solidification.
A New Year Brings New Faces to the MPAD CenterFall 2014 brought many changes to the MPAD Center and with it a few graduate students. We would like to welcome Jun Ge and Carlos A. Larrazabal Colina to the Metals Research Group!
Carlos A. Larrazabal Colina joins the Metals Research Group from Maracaibo, Venezuela. He received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad del Zulia and his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad Simon Bolivar. Carlos has spent some time in the field as an engineer working for Gases Industriales del Estex, General Electric MRI Technician, GRAM & Associados, among others. He made the decision to pursue his Ph.D here at UAB in Materials Science because of the variety of opportunities in research and how well his background in mechanical engineering compliments his future research endeavors in materials engineering.
MSE Students Ace Graduate Qualifying Exams
Any student seeking a graduate degree in Materials Engineering must demonstrate competence at the undergraduate level in the areas of physical behavior of materials, thermodynamics, mechanical behavior of materials, instrumentation, and characterization.