Metallurgist with a background in alloy solidification and alloy development. Researcher in the Additive Manufacturing Fatigue and Fracture Project, emphasizing on the processing-structure-properties-performance relationships of additively manufactured materials. Active areas of investigation include feedstock powder oxidation and reusability, solidification, phase transformations, mechanical testing, and fatigue testing of additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V alloys.
2021 - NIST MML Postdoctoral Fellow Accolade for Outstanding Contributions in Titanium Additive Manufacturing Powder Oxidation and Reuse Methodology Leading to Improved Material Reliability, Part Performance, and Process Cost
2020 - NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) Acknowledgement for Outstanding Technical Support
2020 - Elsevier Reviewer Recognition – Materials Science and Engineering A
2020 - National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associateship, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado. Administered by the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2019 - Earle C. Anthony Travel Award – Winter 2019 Review, UCR Graduate Council’s Fellowship Committee
2018 - Travel Award for Outstanding Research Presentation, UCR Mechanical Engineering GSA 2018 Research Symposium
2015 - Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship, University of California, Riverside
2013 - Minority Biomedical Research Support-Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS-RISE) Graduate Fellowship, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, awarded and facilitated by the CSULA Maximizing Opportunities in REsearch (MORE) Programs.
2013 - Honoree, CSULA Honors Convocation
2012 - Ted C. Bradbury Award in Theoretical Physics, CSULA Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
2012 - Lester Hirsch Memorial Scholarship, CSULA Dept. of Physics & Astronomy