Three new graduate students have joined the Metals Research group for spring semester.  Siddhartha Biswas comes to UAB from Missouri S&T, where he finished a MS in materials engineering, researching thermo conductivity and heat losses in the casting process.  Elis Rivera is a recent graduate of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.  While there, he worked on a research project related to rolling and recrystallization.  And, after extensive experience as an undergraduate student researcher in the department, Maria Diana David has transitioned to a new roll as a graduate student and research assistant.