Justin Cheng

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: University of Minnesota
  • Field of Study: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Nathan Mara
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, 2017



Y. Chen, N. Li, R. G. Hoagland, X.-Y. Liu, J. K. Baldwin, I. J. Beyerlein, J. Y. Cheng, N. A. Mara, Effects of three-dimensional Cu/Nb interfaces on strengthening and shear banding in nanoscale metallic multilayers. Acta Mater. 199, 593-601 (2020).

Ren, M., Cheng, J. Y., Jaccani, S. P., Kapoor, S., Youngman, R. E., Huang, L., Du, J. & Goel, A. Composition - structure - property relationships in alkali aluminosilicate glasses: A combined experimental and computational approach towards designing functional glasses. J. Non. Cryst. Solids 505, 144-153 (2019).

Shaharyar, Y., Cheng, J. Y., Han, E., Maron, A., Weaver, J., Marcial, J., McCloy, J. S. & Goel, A. Elucidating the Effect of Iron Speciation (Fe 2+ /Fe 3+ ) on Crystallization Kinetics of Sodium Aluminosilicate Glasses. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 99, 2306-2315 (2016).

Conference presentations:
SES 2020:Mechanistic origins of enhanced mechanical properties in 3D interface Cu/Nb nanolayered metallic composites
TMS 2020:The
Influence of 3D Interfaces on the Mechanical Behavior of Nanoscale Metallic Multilayers

(GOMD-S5-078-2015) Crystallization kinetics of Na2O-Al2O3-Fe2O3-
SiO2 glasses. Y. Shahrayar; E. Han; A. Maron; J. Marcial; J. Weaver; J. McCloy; A. Goel (Last minute correction made to include my name at actual conference)

Posters presented orally at:
CINT 2020 User Meeting
ORNL CNMS 2020 User Meeting
Rutgers University Aresty Symposium (April 2017)
Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society meeting (GOMD) 2016 Meeting (May 2016)
MIT CMSE/MPC REU poster session (August 2016)
Waste Management Symposium 2014 (March 2014)


Undergraduate awards:
Presidential Scholarship 2013-2017
Chester A. Gulick Scholarship Fall 2014
Corning Academic Scholarship Award Spring 2015

Graduate awards:
James Andrews Fellowship Spring 2018