Team

Dr. Lesley D. Frame
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Director, CMPD
Asst. Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science
University of Connecticut
B.S., Materials Science
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering
PhD, M.S., Materials Science and Engineering
Technical Interests:
  • Processing-Structure-Property relationships in engineering alloys
  • Residual stresses during manufacturing
  • Thermal Processing
  • Corrosion

Nate Bulcroft
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Business Development Manager
ASM International
B.B.A., Operations and Supply Chain Management
Technical Interests:
  • Data ecosystem structure, development, and management
  • Legal documentation and Client relations
  • Financial administration and management

Dr. Danielle Cote
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Asst. Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering
Research Areas:
  • Computational thermodynamic and kinetic modeling
  • Powder metallurgy: modeling and characterization
  • Cold gas-dynamic spray: modeling and characterization

Dr. Rainer Hebert
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Associate Professor; Castleman Professor in Engineering Innovation
Director of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center
Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science (IMS)
University of Connecticut
Diplom, Physics
Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering
Research Areas:
  • Rapid solidification: metallic glasses, additive manufacturing
  • Deformation-driven phase transformations

Dr. Krishna Rajan
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SUNY Distinguished Professor 
Erich Bloch Chair, Department of Materials Design and Innovation
University at Buffalo 
B.A.Sc. Metallurgy and Materials Science
Sc.D , Materials Science
Research Areas:
  • Materials Informatics
  • Microstructural characterization

Dr. S. Pamir Alpay
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Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor 
Associate Dean of Engineering – Research and Industrial Partnerships
University of Connecticut
B.S., Metallurgical Engineering
M.S., Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering
Research Areas:
  • Materials modeling
  • Functional materials
  • Electronic materials

Dr. Diran Apelian
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Distinguished Professor of MSE
Chief Strategy Officer- SSoE
Director, Center for Advanced Material Processing (CAMP)
University of California – Irvine
Provost and Professor Emeritus, WPI
Founding Director, Metal Processing Institute
Research Areas:
  • Light Metals- Al. Mg, Ti
  • Resource Recovery and Recycling
  • Metal Processing