Mark Graham: "I came to Mines for the research opportunities."
PhD in Materials Science
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here?
I came to Mines for the research opportunities, but I've enjoyed the location and outdoor activities the best.
Have you done an internship or co-op or been in a professional job while at Mines? Tell us who you worked for and what you were doing. What stands out?
I have worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant for Dr. Jeffrey King. I do research on evaluating the microstructural, mechanical and thermophysical characteristics of additively manufactured stainless steel and nickel superalloys. I also teach by running the foundry for free pour Fridays as well as the lab for the casting class.
What's your favorite thing to do outside of class and coursework? How do you unwind, manage stress, find fulfillment, etc.?
Hiking, rock climbing, woodworking and painting