Two students in front of their poster at the Student Research Symposium

Nearly 100 students met at UAB earlier this month for the third annual Alabama Materials Science Student Research Symposium. The event included participants from all three schools in the University of Alabama System.

The symposium included oral presentations and poster presentations covering a variety of topics that included

  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Material Defects and Deformation
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Nano and Bio Materials
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Composites

Cash prizes were awarded to the top three presenters in each category (oral and poster). Click here to view the winners.

This year’s event was organized by Amber Genau, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAB Department of Materials Science and Engineering and director of the Tri-Campus Materials Science Ph.D. Program at UAB.

  • Top Poster Presentation: Mahmoud Mohamed with Haibin Ning and Selvum Pillay, "The Application of Fiber Prestressing in Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rebar"
  • Top Poster Presentation: Jonathan Johnson with Ryan Wilkerson, Marvin Barnes, Stephen DiPietro and Gregory Thompson, "Spark Plasma Sintering of W coated YSZ Fabricated via Physical Vapor Deposition"
  • Top Poster Presentation: Thomas R. Koenig with Alicia G. Koenig and Gregory B. Thompson, "Fabrication and Testing of a Microelectromechanical System for in situ Thermomechanical Testing"
  • Top Oral Presentation: Behzad Bahrami Babamiri with Hesam Askari and Kavan Hazeli, "Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Quasi-static Deformation Mechanisms of Additively Manufactured Lattice Structures"
  • Top Oral Presentation: Amala Phadkule with Leqi Zhang, Md Hasan Ul Iqbal and Ayanjeet Ghosh, "Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging of Chemical Heterogeneities in Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites"
  • Top Oral Presentation: Joseph Indeck with Kavan Hazeli, "A Novel Methodology to Identify Feature Resolution of Image Processed Data via Statistical Analysis"

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