Sasha Vyatskikh

Degrees

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UCI, 2021 expected
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Skoltech, 2015
B.Eng., Manufacturing, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 2013

Research

Metal additive manufacturing

Biography

Sasha is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering working in Prof. Julie Schoenung’s laboratory. Her research is focused in studying structure-processing-properties relationships in metallic parts fabricated by additive manufacturing. Sasha’s current aim is to develop a fundamental understanding of the processes that govern metal 3D printing, such as laser-metal particle interactions. Sasha’s previous research involved studying optical and electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotube films. Outside of research, Sasha enjoys road trips, hiking, photography and baking.

Why is science communication important to you?

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a scientist makes a discovery and the public doesn’t get to learn about it, does it make an impact?

More than 2.5 million peer-reviewed articles are published every year, and we only learn about a handful of these studies. As a writer for the Hive, I strive to sieve through this enormous amount of research, and bring the hidden gems to the listeners.

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