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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Graduate Student Seminars

Date: Thursday, Jan 28th
Presenter: Austin Fox and Nitish Kumar, OSU Materials Science


Austin Fox Abstract
The Hidden Advantages of Dysfunctional Equipment

Nitish Kumar Abstract
Transport properties of BaTiO3-Bi(Zn1/2Ti1/2)O3 ceramics for high temperature capacitor applications

Nitish Kumar is a PhD student in Materials Science working for Prof. David P. Cann at Oregon State University. His current research aims at studying underlying defect mechanisms in bismuth-containing perovskite systems to make them more suited for applications. He has nine peer-reviewed journal articles and has delivered four conference presentations so far. He has also interned at Hewlett-Packard Company and Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany as a part of his research. Prior to coming to OSU, he did his Bachelors in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India) and a job at Superalloys Plant, Hyderabad (India) for one year. At OSU, he has received Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship, Graduate Student Travel Award and award at American Society for Metals Student Competition. At the moment he is looking for a good postdoc position!