MSE Student Wins 1st Place at the 11th Annual Materials Bowl

MSE student Paul K. NeffMSE students won top awards, and secured the coveted Materials Territorial Trophy, at the 11th Annual Materials Bowl on April 29, 2014.

UA swept the awards, earning first through fifth place at the event, which was sponsored by the ASM International Phoenix Chapter and attended by members of academia and local business.

MSE student Paul K. Neff won first place for his research project "Characterization and Use of an Oxyacetylene Torch for Ablation Testing of Aerospace Materials," and in second was MSE students Steven Kyle Eddy and Yuan Xi Gu for "Mitigation of Copper Corrosion using Graphene Coatings."

Steven Kyle EddyAnne Ellis won third place for "The Effect of Pressure on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Silicon Nitride," and fourth place went to Autumn Eaton for "Liangchengzhen Ceramics: The Design, Manufacture and Use."

Fifth place went to Zachery Kosterman-Patterson and Colin Weber for "A Novel Technique for Contactless Copper Electrodeposition for 3D Packaging Applications."

Congratulations to all who participated on bringing the Materials Territorial Trophy back to UA's campus!


Anne EllisAutumn Eaton with her projectMaterials Bowl 2014 student competitorsAttendees, students and judges at the 2014 Materials Bowl

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