People

 

Group Director

 

 

Dr. Thomas W. Scharf

Professional Preparation

•Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA    Ceramic Science and Engineering                        B.S. 1994

•University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL                         Metallurgical and Materials Engineering             M.S. 1997

 •University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL                        Metallurgical and Materials Engineering             Ph.D. 2000

 •Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC                          Surface Chemistry Branch/Tribology Section     Postdoc 2000-2003

Appointments

05/2014-Present            Professor, University of North Texas, Materials Science &Engineering

12/2018-Present            Joint Faculty Appointee, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Impact Physics Branch, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

05/2010-05/2014           Associate Professor, University of North Texas, Materials Science &Engineering

09/2005-05/2010           Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Materials Science & Engineering

06/2003-9/2005             Member of the Technical Staff, Microsystems Materials, Tribology, and Technology, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

Journal Editorial Boards

   

PhD students

Maia Romanes (PhD 2008)         Post-doctoral Researcher at UNT

Benedict Mensah (PhD 2010)      Group Leader, Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ

Hamidreza Mohseni (PhD 2011)    Senior Engineer, John Crane Diamond, Romeoville, IL

Vasim Shaikh (PhD 2013)      Assistant Professor, Department of Production Engineering, Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai, India

Anchal Sondhi (PhD 2014)    Project Engineer, Tosoh SMD, Inc., Grove City, OH

Victor Ageh (PhD 2014)         Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Rio Rancho, NM

Jon-Erik Mogonye (PhD 2016)      Member of Technical Staff, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Lab, Aberdeen, MD

Masters students

Anjana Rajendran (MS 2007)         Business System Analyst with Service Solutions Tooling at American Express, Phoenix, AZ

Rick Moser (MS 2007)                      Process Engineer, Texas Instruments, Richardson, TX

Wei-Lun Tu (MS 2009)                      Process Engineer, Hangzhou Perfect-Tech Co., Ltd., China

Jon-Erik Mogonye (MS 2012)          Post-doctoral Researcher at Army Research Lab, Aberdeen, MD

Kyle Roget (MS 2013)                      PhD student, University of Texas at Arlington

Doug Kinkenon (MS 2013)        Ceramic Engineer, Osram, Manchester, NH

Segun Tinubu (MS 2015)           Universal American, Houston, TX

Jonova Thomas (MS 2016)         PhD Graduate Student, Purdue University, IN

Nneoma Mojekwu (MS 2015)

Dheyaa Fahad Kadhim (MS 2016)     Lecturer, Iraq

William Rubink (MS 2018)       Engineer, Tokyo Electron US, Raleigh, NC

Tyler Torgerson (MS 2018)      Process Engineer, Raytheon, Flower Mound, TX

Hunter Lide (MS 2019)        Engineer, ABB, Plano, TX

Manindra Varma Koricherla (MS 2020)      Application Engineer, Lennox International, Carrollton TX

Christian Garcia (MS 2020-current)

Jonathan Rodriguez (MS 2020-current)