Dr. Kavan Hazeli
     Dr. Hazeli research lies at the intersection of applied mechanics and materials science and engineering and thrusts on multi-scale experimental and computational characterization of material response and aims to for enhanced functionality and high-performance in novel materials under extreme environments such as temperature, strain rate and fatigue. His work looks to develop a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms by which materials deform and fail across multiple lengths and timescales.
     Dr. Hazeli received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 2014. Prior joining to UAH, Kavan was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2014-Aug 2016) in the Department of ME and the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute.

PhD Student
Joseph Indeck
        Joseph is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering researching the deformation behavior of magnesium under dynamic loading. His research interests include material response to high strain rate loading, experimental mechanics, shock compression, and detonation phenomena. Prior to joining UAH Joseph worked at The Boeing Company for five years in Huntsville, AL and St. Charles, MO. He holds a master’s degree from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.

Masters Student
Andrew Minor
        Andrew obtained an Associates Degree in Science from Bevill State in May 2015 and is now working to attain his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in August of 2017. He intends to remain at UAH to pursue his Masters Degree starting in the fall semester of 2017. His research will focus primarily on experimentation using nickel-based super alloys at extremely high temperatures.

Undergraduate Student
  Madison Frederick
        Madison is presently completing her fourth year at UAH and intends to conclude coursework for her Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2018. She plans to continue into graduate work at UAH in pursuit of her Masters Degree the following semester. She is currently planning to principally devout her efforts to researching the thermal fatigue of planetary materials.