Kathleen Alexander

  • Program Years: 2013-2016
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational Materials Science
  • Academic Advisor: Christopher Schuh
  • Practicum(s):
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2015)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016

    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

Current Status

  • Research Area: Computational Materials Science
  • Publications

    K. C. Alexander, G. Panchapakesan, M. Chi, P. Kent, and B. Sumpter, "Grain Boundary Stability and Influence on Ionic Conductivity in a Disordered Perovskite – a First-Principles Investigation of Lithium Lanthanum Titanate," MRS Communications, Accepted Manuscript.

    K. C. Alexander and C. Schuh, “Towards the reliable calculation of residence time for off-lattice kinetic Monte Carlo simulations,” Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Accepted Manuscript.

    M. Park, K. Alexander, and C. Schuh, “Diffusion of Tungsten in Chromium: Experiments and Atomistic Modeling,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 611, pp. 433–439, 2014.

    K. Alexander and C. Schuh, “Exploring grain boundary energy landscapes with the activation-relaxation technique,” Scripta Materialia, vol. 68, pp. 937–940, 2013.

    K. Kumar, K.-C. Tran, O. Sigurbjornsson, J. Whitlow, and K. Alexander, "Storage of intermittent renewable energy as fuel using carbon containing feedstock," International Patent Application WO 2011061764 (A1), May 26, 2011.

    Awards

    Hertz Foundation Fellowship Recipient, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2013
    Ida M. Green Fellowship Recipient, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2012
    Cambridge-MIT Exchange Scholar, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, 2009-2010
    Outstanding Sophomore in Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2009
    Outstanding Mathematics Student of the Year, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA, 2008
    Outstanding Physics Student of the Year, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA, 2008