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William Blades Will Blades is currently a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virgina. Working close with his adviser Petra Reinke and fellow graduate student Katie Cwalina, Will is studying the reactivity and corrosion of Ni-Cr based alloys by employing STM, DFT, XPS, and AFM.

Alex Lin Alex Lin is currently a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. His research interests lie in understanding early stage oxidation with TEM and spectroscopic characterizations. In the past, he has worked on developing grain boundary segregation models in corroded CoCrMo hip replacement alloys.

Katie Lutton Katie Lutton is currently a PhD student in chemical engineering at the University of Virginia. She has been working on the hydrogen embrittlement of stainless steels in marine environments. She plans on continuing in Materials Science for a Ph.D. after graduating in May.

Rohit Ramanathan Rohit Ramanathan is a third year Ph.D. student in the Voorhees Research Group at Northwestern University. His research is focused on developing mean field models for simulating the nucleation and growth of oxide islands during the initial stages of the oxidation of Ni and NiCr alloys.

Matthew Taylor Matthew Taylor works in the Perepezko group synthesizing the alloys used across the MURI program and studying the early stages of oxidation.

Cameron Volders Cameron Volders is in his fourth year at the University of Virginia and is earning his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering. He has been on the MURI project for the entirety of his stint at UVA. He earned two Bachelor's degrees in Physics and Chemistry before arriving at UVA from Saginaw Valley State University.

Lauren Walters Lauren Walters is a second year PhD student in the Materials Theory and Design Group at Northwestern University. She is interested in understanding the stability of various multicomponent species in aqueous electrochemical environments. Her current work involves the creation of copper Pourbaix diagrams with First-Principles Density Functional Theory calculations, and extrapolating these results to nonstandard state environments.

Raymond Wang Raymond Wang is currently a PhD student at Northwestern University.

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