Jason R. Johnson
Education/Experience: B.S. Michigan State University, Ph.D. from The Ohio State University (2014).
Main Project: Constitutive law parameter and failure criterion determination for high rate tensile deformation and fracture.
Expertise: Fabrication including metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. Design of equipment, electronics, specifically high voltage and pulse power related.
Connor E. Slone
Education: B.S. The Ohio State University
-Daehn Research Group, The Ohio State University (October 2011 - May 2014)
-Materials Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (June 2011-September 2011; June 2012-September 2012)
-“An electromagnetically driven metalworking press” (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on High Speed Forming, 2012)
-“Autonomic Hydrogels through Postfunctionalization of Gelatin” (Chemistry of Materials, August 2012)
-“Coupling Chemomechanical Oscillators: Patterning BZ Hydrogels” (MRS Fall Meeting, 2011)
Education: Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University, Class of 2014
Experience: Started working with the research group November 2011. Skills in areas including 3D printing, solidworks modeling, CNC machining, G-Code, laser impact welding, varestraint fabrication and programming, PLC programming, metallograpy
Beth A. Yoak
Education: B.S./M.S. The Ohio State University Minors: Professional Writing, Business
Research/Teaching: Β High Velocity RivTac for Joining Dissimilar Metals. Lead
Graduate Teaching Assistant Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors
Previous Work Experience: Owens Corning, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems
Education/Experience: B.S. in Material Science and Engineering at The Ohio
State University, Wright Scholar Student Researcher at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, NAVAIR Intern at NAS Jacksonville, ASM Eisenman Camp
graduate (2010) and volunteer (3 yrs), Fundamentals of Engineering Honors participant
Expertise: Testing and Evaluations of Vaporizing Foil Actuators (esp. microstructural and mechanical properties)
Education: B.S. Materials Science
Engineering, The Ohio State University (2016)
Expertise: Design and testing of impact welding morphologies for 5xxx-7xxx series Aluminum alloys using the vaporizing foil actuator welding method.
Tasked with: Design of Experiments, Metallography, Technical Reports, Water Jetting, Mechanical Testing: Lap Shear, Coach Peel, and Cross Tension Testing. Proficient with many different forms of fabrication of materials
- Low-Energy Impact Spot Welding of High-Strength Aluminum Alloys. (February 2016). Welding Journal, 32-34
- Benchmarking and Refining the Vaporizing Foil Actuator Spot Welding Process, Proceedings of ICHSF 2016
Ryan C. Brune
Education/Experience: B.S.M.E. Ohio Northern University, 2011;Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University, Mat. Sc. & Eng. Served as a research intern in materials testing and equipment design for three consecutive summers.
Expertise: Primary research in impulse-based sheet metal forming techniques using direct electromagnetic and rapid metal vaporization methods, assisted with polyurethane pressure distribution media. Well-developed skills in CAD modeling using the SolidWorks software package.
Recent Collaborations: Working with Whirlpool Corp. on a sheet metal forming project using rapid metal vaporization and assisting with a hemming project via direct electromagnetic forming.