Group Members

Principal Investigator

Jerard Gordon

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Education & Experience:
President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018-2020
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2018
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2014
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2013

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Yaozhong Zhang
PhD candidate

High energy diffraction microscopy (HEDM); multi-axial deformation; Data-driven and ML methods.

Dan Rubio-Ejchel
PhD student

Laser DED of hierarchical microstructures; High strain-rate properties of AM materials.

Dillon Jobes
MSE Student

Process mapping; Metal AM defect characterization, L-PBF AM of refractory materials.

Buhari Ibrahim
PhD Student

Phase-field modeling of solid state and field assisted sintering; computed tomography.

Jerry Ku
UG Student

NF-HEDM reconstruction.

Winnie Hung
UG Student

Characterization of metal AM defects.

William Wagner
UG Student

Mechanical behavior; digital image correlation.

Group Alumni

  • Eddie Pomianek, UG student (WN '21)

  • Kang Yang, MSE student (WN' 21)

  • Karen Ni MSE student (WN and F'21)

  • Ricky Wu UG student (WN '22)

Current openings!

We are looking for highly motivated and talented graduate and undergraduate researchers to join our team. Please see the specific descriptions below for more detailed information on joining our lab:

Master's students interested in joining our lab must also be admitted to the U-M graduate program at the master's level. For master's student's interested in doing an ME 490/590 project, please contact Dr. Gordon directly via email with "ME 590" in the subject heading.

Undergraduate students interested in joining our lab must also be admitted to the U-M undergraduate program. Please contact Dr. Gordon directly via email with a resume and short list of research interests. Undergraduate students will expected to commit to at least one full semester of research activities.

Currently Prof. Gordon is not accepting PhD students or Postdocs without external funding. Please check back for future postings.

Interested candidates not yet admitted to the UM undergraduate or graduate programs are welcome to contact Dr. Gordon by email, however please be aware that an answer may be unlikely due to the large number of solicitations.