Jessica passed her PhD defense! Many Congratulations!
She gave a presentation entitled “Grain size effect on the mechanical properties of Nanocrystalline magnesium aluminum spinel at the microscale“. She discussed how grain size affects hardness, fracture strength, and fracture toughness of Nanocrystalline MgAl2O4, which can be potentially used as a transparent armor. This work has been supported by US Naval Research Laboratory.