Dr. Ridwan Sakidja, professor of physics, recently presented at the Worlds Congress on High Entropy Alloys (HEA 2019) in Seattle, Washington.
About the conference
High entropy alloys is a newer field that is rapidly expanding. Scientists mix many elements together so it generates unique features that can’t be achieved in conventional materials.
“Our work and my talk were focused on enhancing the mechanical properties of metallic alloys for structural applications using high entropy alloys,” Sakidja said.
Making a pit stop before heading home
Sakidja also visited the University of Washington on his trip.
He met with Dr. Minqin Zhang, a Kyocera professor in materials science and engineering, to develop a research collaboration. This collaboration includes Dr. Peter Liaw, professor of materials sciences and engineering at the University of Tennessee.
Sakidja also saw Missouri State alumnus Diwash Dhakal. He is working on his PhD at the University of Washington. At Missouri State, Dhakal worked in Dr. Robert Mayanovic’s lab.
Sakidja was grateful for this trip.
“The HAE meeting and visit to University of Washington offered us the great opportunity not only to present our research work, but also to continue building research collaborations and networking that would greatly benefit our research,” Sakidja said. “The multi-disciplinary collaboration is certainly key in advancing research progress in materials science.”