Matthew Kuner

Ph.D. Student

Starting my PhD in MSE in August 2022, and co-advised by Dr. Daryl Chrzan, I will be using DFT and high-throughput computation to accelerate calculations of the properties for High Entropy Alloys.

I earned my B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech in May 2022. During my undergraduate studies in Summer 2019, I was a corrosion intern at Oak Ridge National Lab, where I studied the oxidation behavior of 3D printed nickel-based superalloys. In Summer 2020, I was an REU student at Texas A&M University, where I worked under Dr. Dimitris Lagouas to automate the data analysis for actuation fatigue tests of shape memory alloys. Most recently over Summer 2021, I moved to Sandia National Lab in Albuquerque, NM to automate Transmission Electron Microscope image analysis; this project was under the joint supervision of Dr. Aaron Stebner and Dr. Brad Boyce.

Outside of the lab, I am a fan of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and a casual jiu jitsu practitioner. I also enjoy video games and progressive rock music.