Jessica Krogstad wins TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award


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Funded by The Minerals, Metals & Materials (TMS) Foundation, this award recognizes an assistant professor for accomplishments that have advanced the academic institution where employed, and for abilities to broaden the technological profile of TMS.

Krogstad will give a lecture presentation, “Challenging the Paradigm for Materials in Extreme Environments: Embracing Dynamic Material Properties,” at the Young Professional Luncheon/Lecture on Tuesday, February 25. 

Jessica A. Krogstad is an assistant professor in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD in Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara working with Prof. Carlos G. Levi in 2012.  Between 2012 and 2014, she held a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University with Prof. Kevin J. Hemker.   She has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and 4 patents.  These highlight her interests in phase and microstructural evolution in both ceramic and metallic systems, including contributions on thermal barrier coatings, nanocrystalline superalloys, oxidation, corrosion and engineering education. She is the recipient of a DOE Early Career Award, an NSF CAREER Award, the TMS Young Leaders Award, a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship and the ACerS Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars. Her current research efforts include microstructural evolution of porous ceramics subject to irradiation and extreme thermal gradients, microstructural contributions to twin-mediated, non-linear deformation of polycrystalline ceramics, defect engineering in metallic thin films to understand accelerated phase transformations, oxidation resistance and dislocation-twin interactions relevant to fatigue.   

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This story was published November 7, 2019.