Who we are

Prof. Justin W. Wilkerson
Prof. Justin W. Wilkerson
Thao Nguyen
Thao Nguyen

Thao is from Hanoi, Vietnam, where she obtained a B.S. in Mechanics. She went on to obtain an M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University as well as an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Mrs. Nguyen has received a number of honors and awards, including the Gold Medal at the 17th Vietnam National Mechanics Olympiad. Dissertation topic: Multiscale modeling of dynamic ductile failure. Email: nguyenthitamthao@gmail.com

Kendall Golder
Kendall Golder

Kendall joined the neplab in 2018, where he is pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M. He obtained his B.S. with highest honors from The University of Kansas in 2018. Dissertation topic: Multiscale modeling of ductile fragmentation. Email: kendall.golder@tamu.edu

Babak Ravaji
Babak Ravaji

Babak joined the neplab in Spring 2016 to pursue his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He obtained an MS in Biomedical Engineering in 2006. Babak has obtained a number of awards including the Best Paper Award at the 2013 SPE Sub-Regional Student. Dissertation topic: Multiscale thermomechanics of heterogeneous materials Email: ravaji@gmail.com

Angela Olinger
Angela Olinger

Angela joined the neplab in 2018, where she is pursuing an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M. She obtained her B.S. with highest honors in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. M.S. Thesis: Microstructural design of lightweight Mg alloys for spacecraft shielding Email: angelaolinger@tamu.edu

Eli Iglesias
Eli Iglesias

Eli is from Houston, TX. He obtained a B.S. in Engineering Science from Trinity University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTSA. Eli worked for 1.5 years at the Army Research Laboratory. Eli has received a number of awards, including the AIAA Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics. Dissertation topic: Multiscale experimental studies on energetic materials. M.S. Thesis topic: Sensitivity Analysis of Turbine Engines Email: eli.iglesias.utsa@gmail.com

Yuan Ji
Yuan Ji

Yuan joined the neplab in 2018, where he is pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M. He obtained a B.S. from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dissertation topic: High-strain rate behavior of soft matter. Email: yuan.ji@tamu.edu

Collaborators
Collaborators

The NEPlab actively collaborates with research institutions across the globe, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Texas A&M University, the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory & UNS-CNRS-Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in the south of France.

Prospective graduate students
Prospective graduate students

We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals interested in pursuing graduate studies at the Master's and Ph.D. level. Connect with us to learn more about funding opportunities for graduate students in the NEPlab.

Prospective undergraduate scholars
Prospective undergraduate scholars

We are continuously seeking enthusiastic and motivated undergraduates interested in conducting research in the NEPlab. Connect with us to learn more about research opportunities for undergraduates.