Alumni

Post-Doctoral Fellows / Research Associates / Visiting Scholars

  • Dr. Alexandre Nascimento, PDF (2020), Tribology of liner materials for industrial bearing applications. Present position: Associate Researcher at Polycontrols Technologies

  • Dr. Kostas Pagkalis, PDF (2018 - 2019), Tribology of filled polymer coatings infiltrated into porous metal substrate

  • Dr. Nima Gharib, Research Associate (2015 - 2018), Cold spray modelling

  • Dr. YinYin Zhang, PDF (2016 – 2018), Tribology of filled polymer composites impregnated in porous metallic structures. Present position: Post-doctoral fellow at INSA-Lyon, France.

  • Dr. L. Lee, PDF (2017 – 2018), Tribology of superabrasive coatings.

  • Dr. S. Rajagopalan, PDF (2012 – 2017), Tribological and corrosion properties of Cd replacement coatings. Present position: Research associate at McGill University.

  • Dr. R. Zheng, PDF (2015 – 2017), Nanoindentation and microstructural characterization of aerospace alloys. Present position: Engineer at a company in Quebec.

  • Dr. N. Alatawneh, PDF (2014 – 2016), Characterization and loss modeling of electrical steels. Present position: Engineer at a company in Quebec.

  • Dr. A. Rajabzadeh, PDF (2014 – 2016), Nanoindentation and computational modeling of aerospace alloys. Present position: Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Canada.

  • Prof. G. Kermouche, Visiting Scholar (2015 – 2015), Tribology and nanoindentation of work hardened copper alloys.

  • Dr. P. Manimunda, PDF (2014 – 2015), Coatings tribology. Present position: Engineer at Bruker, Inc.

  • Dr. S. Descartes, Visiting Scholar (2012 – 2013), Tribology of nanocomposite coatings.

  • Dr. D. Goldbaum, PDF (2013 – 2014), Tribology and nanoindentation studies of coatings and electrical steel laminations. Present position: Tribologist at Litens Automotive, Toronto, ON, Canada 

  • Dr. P. Ghosh, PDF (2011 – 2013), Characterization and material modeling of electrical steels. Present position: Engineer at Tata Steel in India.

  • Dr. P. Stoyanov, PDF (2010 – 2010), Microtribology of diamond like carbon coatings. Present position: Senior engineer at Pratt & Whitney, New Hartford, CT, USA.

  • Dr. Etienne Martin, PDF (2010-2011), Characterization of Zr pressure tube materials.

Recent Graduate Students Supervised to Completion

Doctoral Students

  • S. Imbriglio, PhD (2015 - 2020), Mechanisms and parameters affecting adhesion for titanium/ceramic interfaces created by cold spray. Present position: Project Manager at Precision ADM (Additive Manufacturing Start-up).

  • V. Munagala, PhD (2015 - 2019), Cold spray and tribology of Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al4V-TiC metal matrix composites. Present position: Post-doctoral fellow at McGill University.

  • S. Alidokht, PhD (2014 – 2018), Tribological properties of cold sprayed Ni-WC composite coatings.Present position: Research Associate at McGill University.

  • A. Saleem, PhD (2012 – 2017), Effect of residual stress on magnetic properties of electrical steels. Present position: Professor-of-Practice in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Florida.

  • P. Behera, PhD (2012 – 2017), Tribological and corrosion properties of Al and Cd coatings. Present position: Post-doctoral fellow at McGill University.

  • L. Lee, PhD (2012 – 2017), Sliding wear and fretting behavior of electrodeposited g-phase zinc-nickel coatings as a replacement for electrodeposited cadmium coatings. Present position: Engineer at Arc Metallurgical, Inc.

  • Y. Zhang, PhD (2012 – 2016), Sliding and fretting wear behaviour of cold sprayed Cu-MoS2and Cu-MoS2-WC composites. Present position: Post-doctoral fellow at Ecole des Mines Saint Etienne, France.

  • Y. Ding, PhD (2011– 2015), Residual stress evaluation using nanoindentation and scanning electron microscopy for non-oriented electrical steels. Present position: President of the company “B3D Performance, Inc.”.

  • J.M. Shockley, PhD (2010 – 2015), Dry sliding wear and high pressure torsion of cold sprayed aluminum-alumina composites. Present position: Lead scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton.

  • M. Gallaugher, PhD (2011 – 2015), The Effect of Easy Axis Orientation and Misorientation on the Magnetic Properties of Non-Oriented Electrical Steels, Present position: Principal Materials Engineer at Swagelok, Cleveland, OH, USA.

  • A. Sorour, PhD (2008 – 2014), Microstructure and tribology of Fe-Cr-B-based alloys, Present position: Assistant Professor at King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.

  • D. Goldbaum, PhD (2008 – 2012), Micromechanical testing of cold sprayed Ti splats and coatings, Present position: Tribologist at Litens Automotive, Toronto, ON, Canada.

  • P. Stoyanov, PhD (2007 – 2011), Micro-tribological performance of metal-doped MoS2coatings, Present position: Senior engineer at Pratt & Whitney, New Hartford, CT, USA.

 

Masters Students

  • X. Gao, M.Eng. (2014– 2017), High strain rate testing of aerospace alloys. 

  • J. Canaveral, M.Eng. (2014 – 2016), Application of material constitutive models and split-Hopkinson pressure bar technique to two aerospace alloys: IN718 & 300M steel. 

  • S. Hamidizadeh, M.Eng. (2014 – 2016), Study of magnetic properties and demagnetization models of permanent magnets for electric vehicles application.

  • P. Mann, M.Sc. (2011 – 2014), Evaluation of surface modifications introduced by shot peening of aluminum alloy 2024-T351. Present position: Engineer at aerospace company in France.

  • T. Shariff, M.Eng. (2008 – 2010), Laser welding of a near-beta titanium alloy Ti-5Al-5V-5Mo-3Cr. Present Position: Engineer at Johnson Matthey, UK.