IMat, MSE welcome two new faculty members

Georgia Tech's Institute for Materials and the School of Materials Science & Engineering are pleased to welcome two new members of the materials community. 

Josh Kacher joins MSE as an assistant professor. Previously a postdoctoral research associate working with Professor Andrew Minor at the University of California, Berkeley, his research interests include multi-scale characterization of materials in extreme environments, failure initiation in fatigue, liquid metal embrittlement, corrosion of structural materials, and in situ electron microscopy. Kacher received his B.S. and M.S. from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Matthew McDowell returns to Georgia Tech as an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to this appointment, he was a postdoctoral research scholar at CalTech. His research focuses on materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage, in situ nanoscale characterization of energy materials, phase transformations and reaction mechanisms, batteries, solar fuels devices, mesoscale dynamics, and chemomechanics.

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