Sasha Vyatskikh*


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, UCI, 2021 expected
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Skoltech, 2015
B.Eng., Manufacturing, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 2013


Metal additive manufacturing


Sasha is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering working in Prof. Julie Schoenung’s laboratory. Her research is focused in studying structure-processing-properties relationships in metallic parts fabricated by additive manufacturing. Sasha’s current aim is to develop a fundamental understanding of the processes that govern metal 3D printing, such as laser-metal particle interactions. Sasha’s previous research involved studying optical and electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotube films. Outside of research, Sasha enjoys road trips, hiking, photography and baking.

Why is science communication important to you?

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a scientist makes a discovery and the public doesn’t get to learn about it, does it make an impact?

More than 2.5 million peer-reviewed articles are published every year, and we only learn about a handful of these studies. As a writer for the Hive, I strive to sieve through this enormous amount of research, and bring the hidden gems to the listeners.

*Managing editor term


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