Alec Saville is an NRC postdoc in the Additive Manufacturing Fatigue and Fracture group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Alec completed his B.S. (2018) and PhD (2022) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He also interned with the Air Force Research Laboratory working on high entropy alloy and HSLA steel development in 2017-2018.
His PhD work focused on controlling and understanding microstructural evolution in additively manufactured metals. This included solidification of metals during deposition, solid state transformations during thermal cycling and/or cooling, and using crystallographic texture as a fingerprint of how the dynamic conditions in additive manufacturing altered as-deposited metal.
Alec joined NIST in 2023 and is using additive manufacturing to boost the performance of cobalt-free maraging steels. He will also leverage his prior characterization and metallurgical experience to address other metallurgical challenges while expanding his mechanical testing expertise.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow: (2019-2022)
ASM Rocky Mountain Chapter Scholarship - 2018