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Alumni and Friends

The University of Tennessee Department of Materials Science and Engineering values the backing of our loyal alumni and friends and encourages campus visits and participation in college and university activities.

Here are some examples of MSE alumni and what they are doing:

Songqing WenDr. Songqing Wen is a Principle Materials Engineer at Solar Turbines in San Diego CA, a Caterpillar Company. Solar is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines. Materials engineers at Solar are challenged with the best solution to balance Performance, Reliability, and Cost in a competitive world.

Subhadarshi (Subu) NayakSubhadarshi (Subu) Nayak is a Senior Product Development Engineer with Intel Corporation. He works on Assembly and Test Technology Development of CPU. Materials are key to performance and reliability of microelectronics.

Neal OldhamNeal Oldham is a Senior Process Engineer who designs materials fabrication processes for memory applications at Intel. Materials are important to the wireless communications and wireless industries.

Kristin YoderKristin Yoder works in the Cardiac Rhythm Management department of St. Jude Medical, a cardiac device company. Materials are key components in biomedical applications.

Regina HolmesRegina Holmes is developing bio-absorbable composites by fusing biocomponent polymer fibers. Regina is a project planning manager for the Orthopaedic Reconstruction Business Unit of Smith and Nephew, an advanced medical device manufacturer.

Jason FowlkesJason Fowlkes conducts research in bio-inspired nanomaterials as a member of the Molecular-Scale Engineering and Nanoscale Technologies group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Nanoscale technologies is a rapidly growing field for materials research.

James LaMannaJames LaManna determines the performance characteristics of materials used to manufacture solid rocket motors at Allian Techsystems, the industry leader in the production of solid rocket motors for NASA and the Department of Defense. Materials allow breakthroughs in aero-space applications.