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Research Interests:

Functional Thin Film Coatings, Metal Matrix Composites, Plasma Deposition Techniques

I am working on producing high throughput thin films by vacuum arc plasma deposition technique. My work includes development of high density composite targets comprising materials of interest and translating them into coatings. I am currently working on characterization of high thermal conductivity and low CTE thin films which can be used as thermal interface coatings. Previously when pursuing my masters degree, I worked on Si-nanostructures produced by atmospheric plasma deposition and development of cold gas dynamic spraying techniques.


Faculty Advisor: Ben Q Li

Expected Date of Graduation: Winter 2021

Career Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Research and Development of Functional Coatings

Email: akoneru@umich.edu


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