Salma Anter El-Azab


Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (2019, Purdue University)
Masters of Materials Science and Engineering (2020, UCI)
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Expected in 2024, UCI)


Mechanical properties of high entropy oxides


Salma grew up in Washington, Florida, and Indiana. She graduated with her degree in materials engineering from Purdue University in 2019, and is now pursuing her PhD in the same field at UCI. Salma is now part of Professor Julie Schoenung's group, where she analyzes the mechanical properties of high entropy oxides, a novel ceramic material. Outside of her research, Salma enjoys hiking, cooking, grabbing boba, and spending time with her two guinea pigs.

Why is science communication important to you personally?

Science is so cool, and every day we are discovering things about the amazing world around us. Despite this, so many people I know are either bored with it or intimidated by it. I believe that it is the responsibility of the scientist to make their findings accessible to all, even those outside of their field. My aim is to highlight intriguing scientific discoveries in a way that everyone can understand.

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