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Graduate Student Profiles

Jennifer Atchison Jennifer Atchison: Lifelong Learner

Ph.D. student Jennifer Atchison first came to Drexel as an Electrical Engineering major while she was working as an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy. She was extremely interested in learning how the electronic devices she worked on actually functioned. After one year into her electrical engineering courses, she took her first materials course and had a pleasant surprise...

Naomi Hampson From Science to Engineering: B.S./Ph.D. Student Naomi Hampson

Materials science and engineering is the engineering discipline known to be the bridge between the hard and applied sciences. Drexel materials students embody both aspects of the field in their varied backgrounds. Naomi Hampson is no exception. Naomi came to Drexel from a dual physics and engineering program...

Steve Niezgoda Stephen Niezgoda: Exploring the levels of materials

Stephen Niezgoda first became interested in materials while working as an aircraft mechanic. "I witnessed vibration induced fatigue cracking in sheet metal, stress corrosion, and delamination in composite materials. I became curious and wanted to learn more about why materials break," he says. It was Stephen's curiosity that led him—although somewhat indirectly—to Drexel...

Aaron Sakulich Aaron Sakulich: Building the Pyramids

“I cannot imagine a project I could be more enthusiastic about,” says Aaron Sakulich, a recent graduate of Drexel University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  Sakulich, who received his B.S. in materials engineering this past June, has transitioned to pursuing his master’s degree with materials science and engineering professor Dr. Michel Barsoum...

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Last updated Thursday, July 10, 2008