Advanced Materials Group (AMG)
Our group is interested in all aspects of
structural materials focusing on processing-microstructure-properties
relationships with a focus on various energy applications.
Dr. Charit's Office: McClure Hall Room 405D
Graduate Students' Office: McClure Hall Room 437
Advanced Materials Laboratory: McClure Hall Room 422
University of Idaho, Moscow campus
Indrajit (Indy) Charit
Current Graduate Students:
Somayeh (Somi) Pasebani (pursuing Ph.D.
in Materials Science and Engineering)
Somi joined the PhD program in Summer
2010. She has been working on the development of iron and nickel based oxide dispersion
strengthened alloys via a combination of mechanical alloying and spark
plasma sintering. Her research is currently supported by the Department
of Energy. She is expected to graduate in Summer 2014.
Sultan Alsagabi (pursuing Ph.D.
in Materials Science and Engineering)
Sultan has a MS degree in
Metallurgical Engineering from the UI. He rejoined the group during Fall
2010 to work on his PhD degree. He is currently working on establishing
microstructure-property correlations in Grade 92 steel. His research
focus has been on the high temperature deformation behavior of Grade 92
steel. He is expected to graduate in Spring 2014.
(pursuing Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering / M.S. in Nuclear
Ram is studying radiation effects on
mechanical properties of various cladding and fuel materials using small
volume mechanical test techniques, such as shear punch testing. He is
stationed at the Idaho National Laboratory.
Francine Rice (pursuing M.S. in Nuclear Engineering)
Francine joined the group during August 2009. She is
a full-time employee of the Idaho National Laboratory. Her research focus is in understanding the
blistering behavior of U-Mo materials.
Dallas Roberts (Summer 2013)
Triratna (Tri) Shrestha
Triratna started his PhD in Materials
Science & Engineering in January 2010. His research focus was on the creep
studies of Grade 91 steels and relevant analysis for the Very High
Temperature Recator (VHTR) applications. He completed his PhD in Spring 2013.
The title of his PhD dissertation is: "Creep Deformation, Rupture
Analysis, Heat Treatment and Residual Stress Measurement of Monolithic
and Welded Grade 91 Steel for Power Plant Applications." He is currently
employed as a senior materials engineer at the Integrated Global
Services located in Midlothian, Virginia.
Michael V. Glazoff
Mike graduated in Spring
2013 with a MS thesis in Nuclear Engineering, "Advanced High Temperature
Reactor: Computational Thermodynamics Study of Materials, Their
Diffusion Welding and Corrosion". Mike is a full-time employee of the
Idaho National Laboratory.
Jonathan (Jon) Webb
Jon earned his PhD degree in Nuclear
Engineering working on a PhD dissertation, "Analysis and Fabrication of
Tungsten Cermet Materials for Ultra-High Temperature Reactor
Applications via Pulsed Eletric Current Sintering" in June 2012. He is currently
employed at Areva Inc. located in Richland, Washington.
Nathan (Nate) Jerred
Nathan earned his MS
degree in Nuclear Engineering working on a MS thesis entitled "Solid
State Joining of High Temperature Metallic Materials via Pressure
Resistance Welding for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Applications," in Fall 2011. He is currently
employed at the Center for Space Nuclear Research, Idaho Falls.
Kalyan completed his MS degree in MSE in
Summer 2010. His thesis title was: "Thermal Stability Studies in
Friction Stir Welded MA956 and MA754 Alloys". He is currently working
towards his PhD degree at the University of Idaho under the supervision
of Professor Krishnan Raja.
Sean completed his MS degree in MSE in Summer
2009 and joined NavAir, CA. His thesis title was: "Effect of Heat
Treatment and Creep Deformation on the Microstructural Characteristics
of ATI 20-25+NbTM Austenitic Stainless Steel."
Mark Aikey (BS in MSE)
Brady McNall (BS in MSE)
Brad Burroughs (BS in MSE)
Mary O'Brien (BS in MSE; transferred to
Maneel Bhardwaj (BS in MSE, Jan. to May
2009; currently pursuing PhD at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Adam Anderson (BS in MSE, summer 2009;
works at Wagstaff)
Anup Khatri (BS in MSE, Summer 2009)
Grace Newhouse (BS in MSE, Jan. - Dec. 2009;
currently at Micron, Boise)
Sultan Alsagabi (MS in Metallurgical Engr., graduated Fall 2009;
pursuing PhD at UI)
Lindsay Barnett (BS MSE, graduated Spring 2011; currently working at
Sweta Khanal (BS in MSE)
Dr. Mohammad Faheem, Laboratory Associate (Sep. 2007 - Aug. 2008);
joined as a postdoctoral fellow at the Washington State
Dr. Mohamed Aboukheshem, Visiting Faculty (Dec. 2008)
"All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull
That's why we often go out of our
workplace to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, or eat our lunch, or even
pick flowers among many other things!
Dr. Charit and his grad students at the Starbucks!
Dr. Charit and graduate students at lunch!
We pick flowers when time permits from our busy schedule!!
Material Advantage meetings are always fun!
A lab visit by the Upper Bound Math Science students (Summer 2012)!