Principle Investigator: Professor Dwayne D. Arola

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Director, Applied Masters Program, MSE
Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences and Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Arola is currently a professor of Material Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Washington. He holds adjunct appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Oral Health Science and Restorative Dentistry. His research is broadly focused on process to performance relationships of engineering and natural materials, with primary focus on their damage tolerance, including their resistance to fatigue and fracture. His team works on problems involving contributions from aging, chronic diseases and the environment. He received a Career award from the National Science Foundation and his work has attracted support from the DOD, FAA, NIDCR, NIH, and NSF, as well as many industrial partners.  His current efforts are focused on additive manufacturing processes, bioinspiration involving the armors and weapons in Nature, as well as pursuing new methods of processing for the development of next-generation structural materials.

Elected MSE Faculty of the Year Award (Senior Class): 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Faculty of the Year (PhD graduate students): 2022

Current Lab Members

Cameron Renteria, PhD

Postdoc, School of Dentistry

Alex Montelione

PhD Candidate

Jack Grimm

PhD Student

2021 Graduate Mentor of the Year
2020 TA of the Year, Junior

Enamel microstructure, atom probe tomography

Rick Schleusener

PhD Student

Analyzing laser powder bed fusion
(L-PBF) variability

Mallory Parker

PhD Student

Katie Tang

PhD Student

2022 TA of the Year, Senior

Colin Marquis

PhD Student

2023 Graduate Mentor of the Year
2023 TA of the Year, Senior

Bio-inspired 3D printed composites

Brandon Lou

PhD Student

Benefits of natural zeolite as cement replacement

Conall Wisdom

MS Alumni, Research Associate

Carly Travis

Masters Student

Cade Greseth

Masters Student

Izabela Carpenter

Masters Student

Daniel Lund

Masters Student

Spatial variation in spatter for LPBF

Jordan Hatch

Masters Student

Characterizing sources of variability in laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF)

Rohin Petram

Masters Student

Effects of surface finishing on L-PBF fatigue life

Sophie Ceteznik

Bachelors Student

Blake Strand

Bachelors Student

Characterizing mechanical properties of Bowfin fish scales

Kai Kwek

Bachelors Student

Build interruption study of powder bed fusion

May Kim

Bachelors Student

Vanessa Bradshaw

Bachelors Student

Jamie Polonet

Bachelors Student

CO2 Sequestration in Concrete