Former students

Name Degree Year Thesis title Job after graduation
Milo Prisbrey Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2020 Organizing user-specified patterns of spherical and high aspect ratio particles in a fluid medium using ultrasound directed self-assembly Post-doctoral researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Brooklyn Noble Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2019 Nanoscale mechanics of ultrathin polymer films using molecular dynamics Scientist, BioFire, Salt Lake City, UT
Alireza Borjali Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2018 A patterned microtexture to reduce polyethylene wear in metal-on-polyethylene bearings, with application in prosthetic hip implants Post-doctoral researcher, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Michael Price Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2017
Quantifying the protective properties and adhesion to the substrate of ultra0thin multi-layer diamond-like carbon coatings using molecular dynamics simulation
Design Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Clearfield, UT
John Greenhall Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2017
Three-dimensional printing engineering materials via integration of ultrasound directed self assembly with stereolithography
Post-doctoral researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Leora Homel M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2017 Ultrasound directed self-assembly processing of nanocomposites with ultra-high carbon nanotube weight fraction Manufacturing Engineer, Tesla Motors, Fremont, CA
Carly Lockard M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2015 Quantifying fatigue crack damage in polyethylene tibial inserts of prosthetic knee joints Research Engineer, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO
Michael Doran M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2014 A superelastic helicotome for capsulorhexis Product Engineer, Orbit Irrigation Products, North Salt Lake, UT
Matthew Cavilla M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2014 A superelastic helicotome for capsulorhexis Design Engineer, Merit Medical Systems, Salt Lake City, UT
Anthony Chyr B.S./M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2014 Experimental study of using a patterned microtexture to reduce friction in prosthetic hip joints Analysis Engineer, Orbital ATK, Clearfield, UT
Michael Haslam B.S./M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2012 Aligning carbon nanotubes using ultrasound to reinforce composite materials Design Engineer, DJH Engineering Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Gorakh Pawar M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2012 The effect of determining topography parameters on analyzing elastic contact between isotropic rough surfaces Ph.D. student, Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT