Gregory Freihofer wins 2nd place at the SAMPE CAMX student paper competition
Johnathan Hernandez is currently pursuing a master’s degree in aerospace engineering with a focus on thermal fluids. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, he worked in the ALOX and CMAS teams supporting experiments using Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy to characterize materials like turbine coatings and stress-sensing smart coatings. He is now leading a new project based on non-destructive techniques of undercoating corrosion detection. Johnathan has a passion for propulsion systems, specifically nozzle design and combustion phenomena. During his free time, he enjoy playing computer games, CADing systems, and enjoying the company of friends and family.
Matt is pursuing a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on Space Systems Design and Engineering. He completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 at UCF, then worked for two years as a design engineer at American Civil Engineering Company in Orlando before deciding to devote his time to research and to pursue a graduate degree in the Aerospace field. He is interested in orbital and structural mechanics as well as materials science. He joined the lab in Fall 2016 as an undergraduate studying CMAS effects on TBCs, then rejoined in Spring 2018 to work on PS-PVD TBCs. In his free time, he enjoys listening to fictional audiobooks, traveling, and playing sports.
Lin is pursuing a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. In her time as a member of Raghavan Research Group, she has been part of a field team that conducted synchrotron x-ray diffraction studies of additively manufactured superalloys for high-temperature applications at Argonne National Laboratory. As part of this work, she developed a novel method of obtaining images for digital image correlation at high temperature. She spent 10 weeks in summer 2017 conducting research in Cologne, Germany in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as part of the IRES program, and has been selected for a Fulbright award. The award will allow her to spend 10 months conducting research with DLR in Germany, beginning in September 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, gardening, and reading science fiction. She joined the lab as an undergraduate in the spring of 2016.
Remelisa is currently a student at University of Central Florida (UCF) who is pursuing her Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on Space Systems Design and Engineering. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2016). As an undergraduate student, she published two research papers in ERAU’s Beyond: Undergraduate Research Journal pertaining to surfactant solution fluid properties and their applications to engineering systems. Due to her research experience, she developed interest in research and continues to pursue it at UCF. She now works as a graduate research assistant and is a member of Raghavan Research Group. She is currently working on optimizing stress sensing technology so that it is commercially viable for non-destructive testing in the aerospace industry. In her spare time, Remelisa enjoys doing arts and crafts, running, traveling, and learning new things.